Laminations, a part of Great Northern Corp., has introduced UCrate, a packaging unit for long and narrow products, such as solar panel rails. UCrate consists of seamless U-shaped channels that fit snugly together to create a sturdy, environmentally friendly way to ship products.
According to Laminations, UCrate offers several advantages over traditional package protection. The packaging is lighter than wood, has no bug stamping export issues and no slivers, and provides better impact resistance and scuff protection than corrugated. UCrate also offers easy and quick top-loading of product and substantial beam strength, without sacrificing shock absorption capabilities.
Standard lengths extend to 300 inches, but longer lengths also are available, the company adds. Standard caliper options range from 0.080 inches to 0.600 inches. End-cap choices include wood, two-fold corrugated and four-fold corrugated.
Laminations: (920) 997-6365