Paper vs Plastic
Paper or plastic?? These days, answering that question in any store will cost you 10 cents. In the world of boxes, answering that same question could cost you 7-10 times more depending on the material you choose. As paper boxes (and their competitive prices) are almost ubiquitous today, people are shocked when they see […]Read More
The Three R’s… Reduce Reuse Recycle
The three R’s… We all know them… REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE This little jingle got its start sometime in the raging 70’s (wasn’t born then so I’m not speaking from experience). Many credit U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin for kickstarting this environmental movement that eventually birthed the EPA and subsequently the Resource Conservation and Recovery […]Read More
Tags: Green Packaging Solutions, Recycle, Recycled Plastic, Reduce, Reuse, Reuse Reduce Recycle
Durability, reusability, returnability = serious cost savings
These pictures are probably familiar, (usually seen while praying that your luggage arrived safely from wherever you were coming from). In this case, I was praying that my luggage and golf clubs arrived safely in Detroit. We were going to Southern Michigan for a couple days, getting some much-needed R&R and low and behold, luggage […]Read More
Tags: Airline Luggage Tubs, Airline Totes, Luggage Bins, Luggage Totes
Custom Packaging Protects Valuable Parts
Take the opportunity to invest in your business by reducing costs over the life of your products with reusable/returnable plastic packaging. Custom packaging and dunnage reduce product damage in three main ways: Maximizes safe storage and shipping space in warehouses, decreasing overall handling. Helps reduce inventory shrinkage, improves cleanliness, reduces losses from product handling and […]Read More
Tags: Dunnage, Finished Part Handling, Formed Custom Dunnage
Plastic Pallets instead of Wood?
Have you been thinking about a change from wood to plastic? There are a lot of good reasons to make the switch. Plastic pallets have many advantages for shipping and storage, including: Lightweight: 70% or less weight than wood pallets. Hardware-free: less injury risk, rust, and easier storage Easy to clean and hygienic Reusable and […]Read More
Is Your Supply Chain Perfect?
Do your parts and supplies have all the right packages? Are your storage and shipping containers part of your Lean supply chain and ERP solutions? Or, are you experiencing errors and reduced efficiency because you’re not using optimal storage solutions? Could new containers for shipping, storage, and parts transfer solve some of these problems? Kiva […]Read More
Tags: Custom Packaging Solutions, Dunnage, Reusable Containers
Design-2-Part for Your Prototyping Needs
What does your business need to make and test? Kiva Container is a leader in Design-2-Part services. You can take your drawings and concept sketches to prototypes and samples that you can evaluate, measure, touch, and hold. Kiva Container offers the following services for Design-2-Part that can support your parts in the development process: Dynamic […]Read More
Tags: Fabrication, Prototype
Auto / Industrial Operations? Reusable Packaging Is An Optimal Choice
From large bulk storage to handheld totes, reusable plastic packaging and storing is a great choice for your automotive business, parts business, or industrial plant. What are some of the benefits of reusable plastic packaging in your operation? Better access to parts at workstations Reduced travel time in warehouses and work areas Reduced loss due […]Read More
Tags: Custom Packaging Solutions, Material Handling Solutions, Reusable Packaging
Spring Cleaning? Upgrade to Reusable Plastic Packaging!
Whether at home or in your business, you’re probably thinking about cleaning up, organizing, and optimizing your space and products or supplies. Spring cleaning time is nearly here. So, how can you clean up, organize, and still be environmentally friendly? Reusable plastic packaging is one great way to get your spring cleaning and organizing done […]Read More
Tags: Custom Packaging Solutions, Green Packaging Solutions, Plastic Packaging, Shelf Bins
Get Green! Save Money & The Environment with Reusable Plastic Packaging!
Have you heard how plastic is terrible for the environment? Single-use, disposable plastics aren’t green at all. Certain plastics can take up to 1,000 years to decompose. Throwing them away and burying them in a landfill almost guarantees disposable plastics will last ten or more lifetimes. According to National Geographic, 91% of the plastic we […]Read More
Tags: Green Packaging Solutions, Recycle, Reduce, Reusable Packaging, Reuse