What kind of protection can plastic fruit crates provide to fruits during transportation to ensure that the fruits will not be bumped?
Plastic fruit boxes can provide several types of protection during transportation to minimize the chance of fruit collision:
Cushioning: Crates often have built-in cushioning, including ridges, grooves, or foam inserts. These structures can help absorb shock and impact throughout the transport process, minimizing direct contact between the fruit and the crate dividers.
Stacking Potential: Most plastic fruit crate are designed to be stackable. This feature ensures that the crates can be stacked securely on top of each crate, preventing movement and minimizing the risk of the top being bumped.
Secure closure: Plastic fruit boxes often come with interlocking lids or fasteners to securely seal the box throughout shipping. This ensures that the fruit stays well tucked inside the crate and reduces the chance of them being pushed or bumped.
Reinforced Corners: For extra protection, some plastic fruit bins have reinforced corners or edges. These reinforcements provide power and stability to the crate, reducing the likelihood of impact damage during transportation.
Impact Resistance: Plastic crates are usually made of sturdy materials, so there is much less risk of injury or breakage. This inherent energy absorbs some of the shock throughout transport and provides a protective barrier to the top.
While no packaging can provide 100% crash protection, plastic fruit boxes are designed to reduce the risk of crashes during transport and provide a certain level of protection.