There are many various types of plastic cases you are able to purchase for your needs, Plastic cases are used in various sectors to protect and transport a wide range of applications. These areas include valuable electronics, broadcast equipment, computer equipment and military equipment.
There are many large brands of case manufacturers who are known worldwide for their superior quality such as the likes of Pelican and Explorer but there is also a lot of cases out there that are not so well know but still offer great protection and are very cost effective they include the following ranges: Mini Bags, Maxi Bags, Xtra Bags, Technobags, Quantum T, Mega Bags, Multi Bags, City Bags and Dimension cases.
Mini Bags are the smaller sized slim line plastic cases that are perfect for storing and protecting small, valuable items without getting damaged through transportation. The size and design of the mini bag makes it easy to carry around, due to the user-friendly integral handle. Choosing the mini bag means that you will be environmentally friendly as they are injection moulded in durable PP recyclable material.
Maxi bags are a larger sized slim line plastic case that is moulded in tough ABS material, which is also recyclable. Xtrabags have an integral handle moulded into the plastic case for easy carrying and transportation. They are the most versatile moulded plastic case that are available in polypropylene and ABS as well as having a range of colours to choose from.
Quantum T bags are made from Polypropylene and are extremely light but also very tough, stylish and are double walled to provide even more protection for your goods. They feature snap shut catches and a modern ergonomic handle. Available in 8 sizes and 2 colours.
Megabags are made from durable, recyclable polypropylene and has a scratch resistance surface so the case does not get damaged. Their double wall design provides more protection for goods as well as also being able to have a combination lock. They are large and will carry loads of up to 40kg! Available in 4 sizes and 2 different colours.
Multibags are stylish yet extremely tough and lightweight. These cases also offer double walled protection and feature snap-shut catches. Available in 2 sizes and 2 colours.
Citybags are secure double walled plastic briefcases, made from durable, recyclable polypropylene. They are lockable with quality key locks adding security to its contents. They are manufactured to the highest standard and also feature scratch resistant materials. Available in 5 sizes in black. Dimension cases contain a cushioning double wall construction with key locking and also a scratchproof finish, their tough design helps when preventing any damages to be caused towards the case. These cases also feature an ergonomic handle that folds down for extra comfort and easy carrying.
Peli protective cases are renowned for their resilience, boasting excellent protection for goods stored within them. Their range of protective cases all come with a lifetime warranty, and many are waterproof, dustproof, shockproof. This level of protection makes them extremely reliable for transporting and storing goods, such that Peli products are often used in military, fire safety, and law enforcement environments.
Most Peli cases are made out of ultra-tough copolymer resin, but the Storm cases are made with HPX resin instead, which is more economical and lightweight, but is still incredibly resilient and outperforms competing brands of protective cases.
The current range of Peli products includes protective cases of many different sizes, shapes, and purposes, including Peli Micro Cases, which are designed for holding smaller goods and smartphones, and specialist cases for laptops, emergency medical supplies, and guns. Many cases also come in a variety of colours, and with several accessories, ensuring that there’s a Peli product that suits your particular functional and aesthetic needs.
Among the accessories for Peli products include customisable Pink N Pluck foam inserts for cushioning products, carrying straps for easier transport, and padlocks for extra security. Some Peli cases are also equipped with other features, including rubber over-moulded handles, inline wheels, double throw latches, padlockable hasps, retractable extension handles, and vortex pressure relief valves.
Pick N Pluck foam is comprised of removable foam cubes, and can be shaped to accommodate many different types of products. Peli products are also compatible with custom made foam solutions, for more precise cuttings that better fit your items.
Peli cases have their own certifications known as IP. IP stands for Ingress Protection, which simply means the protection the Peli case offers from foreign bodies such as dust or water. Each IP code is followed by 2 numbers which states the ability to prevent the access of foreign bodies. E.g. IP67 is an example of an IP code. The first number of the IP code specifies the degree of which the case and equipment is protected against solid bodies trying to access the case. The first digit of the code consist of the following;
The second number of the code specifies the grade of protection of equipment inside the case from the entry of moisture forms such as dripping and spraying. The second digit consists of the following;
Polystyrene cool boxes are excellent thermal insulators, preserving temperatures for extended periods of time. This makes them popular storage solutions in the food and catering industry, as ingredients that need to be preserved in cool environments (such as fish), and foods that need to be kept warm for consumption (including hot drinks and fast food), can be sustained at their ideal temperatures for longer; for this reason, most polystyrene cool boxes are food contact safe.
Poly box shipping solutions are designed to work primarily with frozen foods that need to be stored and transported and the contents kept at a temperature below 18 degrees centigrade for up to 24 hours.
Polystyrene cool boxes are made from Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) as this has been proven as one of the most efficient and reliable insulating materials available, and better still it is an extremely cheap making it great value for money. It is seriously resource efficient as it consists of 98% air and only 2% styrene and is 100% recyclable. Other great features of Eps are that it has a very low rate of thermal conductivity, it is lightweight which helps with shipping and postage costs, odourless and non-toxic, naturally buoyant and water resistant, and it is also a great cushioning material which will protect its contents from shock and vibration.
Poly plus boxes are a variant of polystyrene cool boxes which come supplied with a corrugated outer sleeve, sized to accommodate the poly box; this adds another layer of thermal insulation and provides additional protection, making it more preferable for transit and slightly longer term storage. Another great feature with poly plus boxes is that the outer sleeve can be printed with your own logo or artwork providing a personal touch and also helps with advertising your business etc.
Deluxe thermos boxes are similar to regular polystyrene cool boxes, but are better at insulating temperatures, are very robust, and are entirely reusable once cleaned. EPP (or Expanded Polypropylene) is the reason for their strength. Comparatively, they are also more lightweight and economic, and offer a sleek black design to stand out from the crowd (a minimum order quantity applies) Temperature controlled packaging can remain cool for longer if sealed with ice packs inside.
Ice packs are also typically food grade, ergo safe for use in storing food, because of the widespread use of this type of packaging in the food industry. Non-hydrated ice pads are lighter and cheaper because they don’t contain liquid, but require manual filling before freezing as a result and are available in pads or strips. Hydrated ice pads contain purified water already, and thus can be placed straight into the freezer, but are heavier and slightly more expensive.