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From recent developments in the design of reusable packaging and returnable containers to new manufacturing methods for creating durable, long-lasting sleeves and dunnage, Carter Associates aims to stay current will all of the latest industry news. To stay up-to-date with our interests and progress, be sure to visit this page often as we are always seeking ways to expand our knowledge and improve our products.

Reusable Packaging

Work with a Proven, Reliable, and Quality-Driven Provider of Reusable Packaging


As an owner or operator, you’ve undoubtedly struggled with inferior reusable packaging in the past. Because of that, we’re confident that you know that two things are essential: the quality of the product and the reliability of the provider. The team at Carter Associates understands that your operation’s packaging materials are an investment… they aren’t something to be ignored or otherwise relegated to the “think about this later” pile. We’re constantly thinking about them, about how we can provide our customers with materials that will lower their shipping costs, increase their productivity, and reduce labor costs.

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Thermoformed Dunnage

Explore Whole Process Solutions, Prototyping and More from Carter Associates


Are you looking for high-quality thermoformed dunnage? Do you need a supplier for durable, corrugated plastic sleeves? Have you been searching for a material handling expert that will work with you to understand your operation and – more importantly – all of its unique challenges? Then we can assure you: you’re in the right place! Carter Associates offers a wide range of material handling solutions, including whole process and prototyping services, which are certain to help your operation run smoothly. In today’s post, we’re going to look at a few of the solutions that we offer and, more importantly, discuss how you can benefit from them.

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Structural Laminates

Carter’s Structural Laminates Allow You to Build Moveable, Temporary Structures


When you’re presented with an immediate need for a temporary structure, there’s no better solution than Carter Associates’ structural laminates. Whether you’re erecting a seasonal deer blind, a transitional office space, or a one-time tradeshow display, our structural laminates are an ideal way to create a durable, temporary, and moveable space. Cost-efficient, effective, and rugged, the versatility of our laminates is the reason that they are utilized in a range of applications. In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at a few of these applications.

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Corrugated Plastic Sleeves

Streamline Your Shipping Routines with Rugged, Long-Lasting Corrugated Plastic Sleeves


With most facilities depending on some level of internal shipping, corrugated plastic sleeves are a time-tested and proven cost-saving measure. Replacing other disposable – or inferior – products, such as cardboard boxes, they are constructed from durable corrugated plastic that is better suited to withstand the rigors of your operation. In addition to this, they offer a level of customizability that disposable containers can't match: variable dimensions, cross-laminated reinforcements, and more. In this post, we're going to examine how you can improve – and optimize – your shipping routines by using Carter Associates' Tuf-Pak corrugated plastic sleeves.

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Returnable and Reusable Packaging

Let Us Develop Your Returnable and Reusable Packaging Solutions


When searching for the ideal returnable and reusable packaging solutions, it's essential that you work with a company that will devote the time, resources, and personnel necessary to meet your specifications. No matter your application, from internal transport to external shipping, Carter Associates has a proven track record of delivering. With the ability to develop custom plastic corrugated dunnage, sleeves, totes, and structural laminates, we are well-positioned to help our clients meet even the most exacting demands. In today's post, we're going to take a closer look at some of the solutions – and services – that we offer.

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Plastic Corrugated Dunnage

Safer Transit with Plastic Corrugated Dunnage


If you've ever experienced product damage during transit, Carter Associates can help by providing custom, safe plastic corrugated dunnage. We know that it's critical to fully secure your products during transit to prevent damage caused by shifting, friction, and falls. Because of this, our dunnage is capable of being customized to meet your specific needs. From varying thicknesses, colors, and materials, our team can work with you to understand your products and then devise a solution that specifically – and effectively – addresses your needs. In today's post, we're going to examine why plastic corrugated dunnage from Carter Associates is the ideal solution to your shipping challenges.

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Corrugated Plastic Signs

Visit Our Sign Factory for Custom Corrugated Plastic Signs


Carter Associates doesn't just manufacture the industry's most durable corrugated plastic dunnage and shipping totes, we also make the world's most rugged corrugated plastic signs. Utilized in a range of applications, from political campaigns and booster events to golf outings and outdoor event promotions, our signs are designed to withstand rain, snow, wind, and more. Beyond that, they are available in a wide range of colors and designs, meaning that you can count on us to help you create eye-catching, long-lasting corrugated plastic signs for all of your planned events. In today's post, we're going to examine a few of the options available through the Carter Sign Factory.

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Corrugated Plastic Sleeves

Tuf-Pak Sleeves Are the Industry’s Most Rugged Corrugated Plastic Sleeves


Without a doubt, corrugated plastic sleeves are an essential aspect of any shipping operation. Manufacturers rely on reliable, cost-efficient sleeves to ensure the safety of their products as they transition from one manufacturing area to the next. Why, then, would a manufacturer settle for inferior, low-quality sleeves? Why not upgrade to a more durable solution? Carter Associates' Tuf-Pak sleeves are designed to hold up to the rigors of the manufacturing process. With the ability to be reinforced with cross-laminated plastic and a metal skeleton, they are an ideal way to ensure that your products stay secure – and intact – during the shipping process.

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Corrugated Plastic Sleeves

Corrugated Plastic Sleeves, Totes, and More from Carter Associates


At Carter Associates, our goal is to offer a comprehensive range of packaging solutions. Whether you're shipping internally, short distances, or storing your products for an unspecified length of time, we're confident that we have the solution that you need. And, with the ability to create both corrugated plastic and thermoformed solutions, we don't just offer a broad range of styles, we offer the ability to customize designs, materials, and functions specifically to your application. In today's post, we're going to take a closer look at a few of the returnable containers, reusable packaging, and other options that we have available.

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Reusable Packaging

Why Quality and Service Matter When Sourcing Your Reusable Packaging


If you've spent any amount of time managing your operation's packaging materials, you know that quality matters. Low quality packaging materials, especially reusable packaging, can be a costly, long-term expense that eliminates many – if not all – of the benefits of using reusable packaging. In addition to this, you've likely dealt with customer service runarounds, replacement issues, and shipping delays. At Carter Associates, we pride ourselves on providing the industry's best customer service and – more importantly – the market's highest quality packaging materials.

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