Food and perishable items have very high conservation requirements. They must be maintained in a safe environment regarding health and hygiene. The other important requirement is the mechanical protection caused by the delivery of food products. And finally we have the temperature control. Today the need of HO.RE.CA. and catering companies is caring about ecological and environmental aspects. Our commitment has been and will be, in the coming years, to create product culture by promoting the reduction of environmental impact with our isothermal containers, as they are reusable, not disposable and above all 100% recyclable.
Expanded Polypropylene used in the production of Polibox® is an ecological material: it is composed of 98% air and is recyclable. The basic material is oil. For the production of EPP, the pearls (form in which the polypropylene is presented at the early step) are swelled up to 50 times their initial volume by putting them in contact with hot water steam and nothing else. Hence chlorofluorocarbons are used neither for production nor for processing. Therefore the EPP does not harm the environment neither for its productive effect nor as a raw material, as it consists of air and only 2% of pure hydrocarbon structural material.
For the production of Polibox® only first quality virgin EPP is used, environmentally friendly: without CFC, polyurethane foams or other expanding gases. The goal is to use materials that minimize the environmental impact of CO2 pollution.
CO2 reductions are the result of the ability to manufacture isothermal containers for foods that weigh up to 37,5% less.
The EPP can be burned with other solid urban waste without producing poisonous or acid substances. The combustion gases are only CO2 and H2O. 1 kg of expanded polypropylene saves about 1.3 kg of naphtha in incinerator operation. You are allowed to dispose of the containers in normal landfills without affecting the environment, as the product is chemically neutral and does not pollute either the air or the aquifers. We can safely say that these manufactured goods, shredded with solid urban waste, made mostly of air, contribute to the decomposition of organic waste.
The closed cell structure of EPP guarantees excellent isothermal qualities and confers excellent insulating qualities, from odors and liquids. Nothing can cross the structure of Polibox® containers, which thanks to the interlocking lids, become an excellent solution for large movements. Regarding Crystal containers, the internal surface is "crystallized", perfectly smooth and waterproof, complying with UNI 12571 standards.
Maximum lightness and strength
Sturdy, but light. Polibox® isothermal containers, thanks to the high density of closed cell expanded polypropylene, guarantees excellent resistance to mechanical stresses. This allows the container to be less heavy, which is restrained because EPP is made up of 98 % of air. Polibox® containers are extremely stable, absorb shocks and are scratch-proof. An excellent protection for your loads, even for the heaviest ones.
Polibox® is easy to handle, thanks to the lack of edges, combined with the lightness of expanded polypropylene and the comfortable lower ergonomic handles. The handles allow you to move and transport your contents in complete safety. The maintenance of Polibox® containers is very easy because industrial washing and disinfection with detergents and disinfectants, hot water and steam up to a temperature of 110° C.
Polibox® isothermal containers are the best solution for large movements. If you have to transport large quantities but in a small space, there is only one solution… Thanks to the smart space-saving stacking method, a safe and well-organized transport is guaranteed. If your core business is food distribution, you will find a faithful ally in the Porter containers, as they can be front-loaded, even when they are stacked.