Kiva Container is committed to producing cost-efficient, reusable packaging for virtually every industry. When you invest in returnable and reusable packaging, you reduce your per-trip packaging costs by as much as 70%, while enhancing your operation’s sustainability.
Since 1998, Kiva Container has been a premier provider of corrugated plastic and solid sheet forming services. Our extensive knowledge of plastic materials allows us to convert and combine a variety of plastic materials into reusable packaging products with specialized properties to meet the needs of a wide range of industries.
Industries We Serve
With reusable medical packaging, our customers in the medical industry benefit from improved traceability, reduced product damage, enhanced product cleanliness, and smoother supply chain performance.
Our medical packaging solutions include instrument trays, organ and tissue transport kits, variable temperature transport systems, pharmacy picking bins, single-use surgical instrument trays, medical device packaging, and medical EST packaging for cochlear implant technology.
Industrial operations require reliable packaging for internal transport between manufacturing processes and shipping. Kiva has helped numerous industrial customers with custom-designed plastic reusable packaging that facilitates the safe movement of materials and products between internal operations and beyond.
Kiva Container’s industrial packaging options include flexible industrial packaging, corrugated plastic totes and trays with Class A fabric or foam, and custom containers made from brushed polyester, crosslink foam, Spunguard, Evolon, or TyGuard.
Supply Chain Management
Kiva's selection of corrugated plastic and thermoformed containers promote the even dispersal of consumer packaged goods throughout the supply chain. These solutions have been shown to enhance automation efficiency and reduce product damage. Whether you need reusable industrial packaging for business-to-business transport or direct-to-customer packaging, Kiva has the perfect packaging solution for your application.
Supply chain operations that benefit from our custom packaging include automated sorting and picking machines, conveyor systems, and vertical lift management systems.
The aerospace supply chain requires highly organized, durable, and lightweight packaging that reduces the potential for product damage, maintains cleanliness, and supports material traceability. Kiva's corrugated plastic and thermoformed aerospace packaging are ideal for use in aerospace shipping and storage operations.
Our aerospace packaging products include all-purpose part storage containers and custom Class A surface storage and packaging made from brushed polyester, crosslink foam, TyGuard, Evolon, or Spunguard. In addition, we produce custom-formed packaging for difficult-to-handle items and cleanroom equipment used in aircraft manufacturing.
Kiva uses the latest plastic manufacturing technology to create exact-fit, static-safe packaging for electronics and other sensitive products. Our ESD plastic-forming techniques eliminate charge generation and are designed to fit the device exactly. The package is then inserted into static shielding containers made of conductive material for outstanding protection against static electricity, environmental contaminants, and rough handling.
We have an expansive selection of ESD-safe packaging solutions for a variety of sensitive electronic components, including integrated circuits, ultra-high density interconnect (UHDI) flex circuits, circuit card assemblies, PCB boards, electro-mechanical hermetically sealed relays, and more.
Design 2 Part
Kiva's Design-2-Part services take your packaging concept from sketches through development to full-scale production. Our services include concept design, CNC milling and routing, urethane casting, rivet and grommet applications, and secondary metal fabrication and installation. We aim to provide you with fully functional prototypes and products at a fraction of the cost of traditional molding and tooling processes.
Our Design-2-Part services are used to create a variety of packaging solutions from custom automotive packaging such as hardback motorcycle saddlebags, transmission covers, and engine covers to medical device blister packaging, missile component covers, and collapsible voting booths.
How Does Kiva Container Service These Industries?
Kiva Container offers a host of plastic container design and manufacturing services for every industry. Our primary capabilities include:
Corrugated Plastic Fabrication
Corrugated plastic fabrication involves cutting, folding, and welding flat sheets of plastic to create totes, bins, pads, and divider sets. Corrugated plastic is highly durable, reusable, and easy to clean, with options for wire reinforcement, welding, and flat welding for added stability.
Our state-of-the-art thermoforming processes allow us to convert solid-sheet plastic into precise shapes using heat and vacuum treatments enhanced by engineering, tooling, and pattern-making services which can significantly decrease lead time. Our vacuum forming and thermoforming capabilities include:
Light Gauge Forming
One of the most common thermoforming methods which can accommodate thicknesses between .010” to .080” and produces packaging in clear or colored materials.
Heavy Gauge Forming
A versatile thermoforming method that can accommodate thicknesses between .090” to .500”. It offers an array of durable finishes and material colors.
In-house Design/Tool Making
Kiva offers full-service design, engineering, and fabrication programs for new hard-tooling and die projects. These services are often outsourced to third parties, but Kiva’s in-house team will save you time and money by taking your project from start to finish.
At Kiva, we use cutting-edge thermoforming technology to create close-fitting, ESD-safe clamshells, trays, corrugated plastic boxes, and other static-shielding containers to ensure cost-effective protection for even the most sensitive components. We maintain an extensive inventory of ESD-safe plastics to meet high production needs with speed and efficiency.
Kiva specializes in the development of composite packaging that combines corrugated plastic and custom thermoforming to create the optimal packaging solution. We manufacture integrated packaging products that include corrugated plastic trays with thermoformed internal trays, hinged-lid boxes with custom-formed inserts, and corrugated plastic boxes with custom-formed heavy-gauge dunnage.
Many customers in the medical, food and beverage, electronics, and other industries require hygienic loading equipment that meets increasingly stringent regulatory requirements. Our plastic pallets are reusable, easy to clean, and more dependable than their wooden counterparts. Kiva’s extensive selection of plastic pallets includes export, large-format, and twin-sheet formed pallets.
With extensive custom design and manufacturing capabilities, Kiva can produce any product you need. From airport luggage totes to wet floor signage to recycling bins, our variety of colors and printing options and extensive stock of raw materials allow us to produce your custom components with speed and efficiency.
Kiva Container: Quality Custom Packaging for Every Industry
With over 35 years of experience, our woman-owned company has established a reputation as a leading provider of custom corrugated plastic and thermoformed products for virtually every industry. As the only manufacturer with the capability to convert both corrugated plastic and solid sheet forming under one roof, Kiva Container produces superior packaging solutions at competitive prices. We specialize in reusable and returnable packaging solutions that contribute to more sustainable and cost-effective operations.
To learn more about our custom packaging solutions, contact the experts at Kiva today!