Read about an Octabin customers experience with DS Smith Packaging Division

DS Smith Packaging Division Octabins are typically made to suit 1140 x 1140 or 1200 x 1000 pallets, but can be produced to suit all standard chemical pallet sizes and in any other size required to suit your needs.

Octabin packaging problem to solve;

A manufacturer of plastic granules was exporting a range of goods of varying densities to their clients in laminated rectangular cardboard boxes supplied by a DS Smith Packaging Division competitor. The boxes were cost effective, but bulged, due to the large panels, making it difficult to fit inside the shipping containers and they also required time consuming assembly and manual handling. This created inefficiencies in the supply chain as transport and warehouse facilities were not fully optimised.

DS Smith Packaging Division Octabin packaging solution;

We developed a range of packaging ideas for review with the customer and settled on a telescopic Octabin construction as being the most suitable for the needs of them and their customers.

The DS Smith Packaging Division Octabin IBC is supplied with the die cut base cap pre-folded and glued inside.

Unlike the competitors box, the DS Smith Packaging Division solution is supplied without the need of bulky flaps and also supplied "layflat" it occupies significantly less space in our customer's warehouse.


DS Smith Packaging Division Octabin packaging benefit for our customer;

As the name implies, the DS Smith Packaging Division telescopic Octabin has 8 sides, rather than 4, as previously used by the customer and is therefore more efficient and effective, from both a cost and performance point of view when packing "free flowing" products.

The Octabin containers do not bulge, which means "stuffing" containers is a much quicker process, as is unloading by the final recipient.

Due to its telescopic design, our customer can now pack and ship products of varying density in a pre-determined weight (in this instance 1000 kgs) as the package "telescopes" down to its natural height and can also be double stacked, prior to shipment.