Enviro-Board: Reusable Packaging That Lasts for Decades

Enviro-Board is an extremely durable, and reusable industrial packaging material that has been helping our customers reduce costs for three decades. Made from high-density polyethylene, with up to 94% total recycled content, this packaging material is as environmentally friendly as it is reliable.

Enviro-Board is a Cost Effective & Reusable Packaging Solution

Years ago, we realized that some of our customers needed an indefinitely reusable packaging material in order to make their shipping and packaging operations more cost effective. Though much of our highly durable, all-weather wooden packaging is designed to last, some applications seemed to need something even tougher.

Consisting of recycled plastic and high-density polyethylene, Enviro-Board does not break down the way that all wooden packaging eventually will. As a result, very demanding shipping and manufacturing environments can indefinitely reuse Enviro-Board packaging in their operations. Unlike other types of industrial packaging, Timber Creek Resource is even able to repair boxes, pallets, and crates made from Enviro-Board. As a result, repeat purchases of Enviro-Board reusable packaging is rarely needed.

Timber Creek Resource has seen some of our Enviro-Board industrial packaging last for over 20 years. By now, those Enviro-Board containers and pallets have paid for themselves multiple times over, saving our customers a significant amount in packaging costs. By comparison, other types of competing polyethylene reusable packaging do not last as long, because they are typically manufactured with sawdust as a filler that weakens the overall integrity of the material.

Who Benefits from Enviro-Board Reusable Packaging

We most often see Enviro-Board used in closed-loop shipping operations that want to use the same shipping materials over and over. Businesses in the automotive industry, light industrial manufacturing, construction, paper, and steel manufacturing are just a few examples of the types of customers who use Enviro-Board.

These customers like Enviro-Board for its durability, its ability to be used in overseas shipping, and for its level of customization. Timber Creek Resource can craft Enviro-Board pallets, crates, and boxes in unlimited sizes and quantities, giving customers the flexibility they need. So far, we’ve built Enviro-Board boxes as large as 8 feet long and 4 feet wide, and as small as a shoe box. Even larger or smaller options are still possible.

Another benefit of Enviro-Board as a reusable packaging material is the ability to keep track of Enviro-Board industrial packaging using ID tagging. This is especially convenient in automated shipping and inventory operations. Enviro-Board reusable packaging can also be stenciled with branding and labeling to further aid in parcel identification and tracking.

If you think your business could also benefit from a reusable packaging solution, get in touch with Randy Haupt by phone at 715-679-3079 or by email at randyh@mbxpkg.com.

Cut Costs With This Wood Pallet Alternative

Getting creative in cutting overhead is how heavy industry stays competitive, and swapping out traditional pallets for more cost effective storage and packing solutions is just one way to do that. As a wood pallet alternative, band notched lumber is not only less expensive, it’s customizable and adaptable to modern automated packing systems. In the right applications, band notched lumber could be the wood pallet alternative you’re looking for.

How Does Band Notched Lumber Work?

For operations moving, stacking, and storing high volumes of large or lengthy self-supporting materials around a facility, traditional wood pallets may not always be adequate. This is why band notched lumber was developed as a heavy duty wood pallet alternative for applications in construction, automotive, and defense industries.

Band notched lumber acts as a pallet-crate hybrid for long pieces of material such as metal products, tubing, piping, or plywood. Each piece of lumber is cut to a specific length and strategically grooved. Between two and four pieces of band notched lumber is typically placed underneath or around a product, while steel or plastic banding is wrapped up and over the material to secure it in place along each groove. This notched design also allows a forklift to slide under the unit for efficient internal transport without the risk of damaging product. In some cases, band notched lumber can also work as runners on skids to allow for banding to slide freely under the skid and around the product being supported.

Band notched lumber is intended for shipping and for use in facilities where a durable, reusable storage solution is required.

What Makes Band Notched Lumber a Great Wood Pallet Alternative?

The number one reason to consider band notched lumber as a wood pallet alternative is the price point. Band notched lumber can be inexpensively shipped across hundreds of miles, requires less storage space than wood pallets, and being reusable, can help maximize your investment in essential industrial packing materials.

However, cost savings isn’t the only benefit of making the switch to band notched lumber should the job call for it. At Timber Creek Resource, we specialize in custom industrial packaging, and like most of our products, band notched lumber can be cut to a wide variety of sizes to accommodate unique specifications. Lengths typically range from 24 to 96 inches, while the number and type of bands used depends on the size and weight of the material.

Timber Creek Resource is ISPM 15 certified, accommodating companies that need to adhere to international policies.

Not only is band notched lumber cost effective and customizable, it can be used in both manual and automated processes. As a matter of fact, Timber Creek Resource offers facility visits where our packaging engineers can take a look at your total operation or automated packing system to make an assessment of what industrial packaging solutions might be best. Whether band notched lumber is the right wood pallet alternative for you, our team is committed to finding a true solution for your precise needs.

To request samples of band notched lumber or find out more about the custom industrial packaging and storage solutions provided at Timber Creek Resource, contact Tamra Kegler at 715-623-7907 or tamrak@fca-timbercreek.com.