Returnable, pallet and corrugated plastic sleeves

A flagship product in the total systems approach at Carter Associates, our Tuf-Pak shipping containers are the most durable sleeves on the market. For added durability, they can be manufactured from cross-laminated corrugated plastic and bolstered with metal reinforcements. Offering superior rigidity and stacking strength, they are efficient, ergonomic containers that are collapsible, durable, lightweight and economical, as well as weather and moisture resistant. With a range of interior and exterior dimensions available, Carter Associates is the industry's source for both standard and custom corrugated plastic sleeves.

Benefits of Tuf-Pak

Collapsible shipping sleeveCollapsible

  • Maximize storage space
  • Reduce return freight costs


  • Sleeves used by major automotive companies for 30 months with only 3% attrition.

Weather-Moisture Resistant

  • Can be stored outside
  • Metal inserts eliminate the effects of high temperature creep
  • Field tested from -10ºF to 160ºF


  • Easily handled by one person
  • Lower transportation costs
  • Approximate weight per sleeve - 18 lbs.
  • Approximate weight per pallet - 18 lbs.
  • Approximate weight per cover - 16 lbs.


  • Tuf-Pak containers are available in a wide range of sizes.
  • Custom Engineering is available for any application.
  • Side wall can be modified to simplify product loading and unloading.
  • Product-specific engineering is available for any application.


  • Generally less than 12 months pay back
  • Reduce packaging cost
  • Virtually eliminate product damage
  • Locking clips available, for in house movement
  • User friendly
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