FAQ - Frequently asked questions and answers

20 Polibox

The containers are HACCP compliant as far as applicable, they are certified to the production with the "TUV PROFI cert" mark of conformity to the requirements, and the finished product meets the sanitary rules related to the ease of cleaning and sanitizing (manual or dishwasher) maintenance of hot and cold temperatures, with a declaration of conformity for food contact materials and a descriptive technical... Read more
on 21 May 2018
Polibox® is easy to handle, thanks to the lack of sharp angles and edges, combined with the lightness of expanded polypropylene, and comfortable lower ergonomic handles that allow you to move and transport in all security,... Read more
on 14 Mar 2018
The entire Polibox® line covers all the different standards and sizes used in catering and by the various Ho.Re.Ca professionals. For any need you can find the Polibox® container that suits you, from large handlings, to pizza making, from the maintenance of the cold chain to banqueting-catering. In addition to the different sizes, Polibox® containers are available in different... Read more
on 14 Mar 2018
Polibox® isothermal containers, thanks to the high density of closed cell expanded polypropylene, guarantee excellent resistance to mechanical stress because EPP-PPE is made of 98% of air that confers the low weight. The Polibox® containers are therefore stable, hold out the shocks and they are scratch-proof. An excellent protection for your loads, even for the heaviest... Read more
on 14 Mar 2018
The closed cell structure of the EPP, as well as ensuring excellent isothermal quality, it confers excellent insulating qualities against odors and liquids. Nothing can go through the structure of the Polibox® containers, which, thanks to the interlocking lids, they also are an excellent solution for large handlings. In case of Crystal containers, the inner surface is "Crystallized", perfectly smooth and waterproof, compliant with law UNI... Read more
on 3 Jan 2020
The maintenance is very easy, the PPE containers are compatible to the washing and the industrial disinfection with detergents and disinfectants, hot water and wet steam up to the temperature of 110 °... Read more
on 3 Jan 2018
Polibox® isothermal containers are the large handlings solution. If you have to transport a huge quantity of goods, but in a small space, you will not have any problems, thanks to the smart saving-space stacking method, it guarantees safe and well organized transport. In addition, front-loading containers can also be filled when they... Read more
on 6 Jan 2020
The average temperature resistance of a Polibox container is 3 hours. It is important to understand that POLIBOX EPP containers are “passive”, they work using the "thermal energy" of the product they contain. It is very important, in order to obtain the maximum performance in the duration of transport (for fresh goods, for hot and frozen ones), fill the container at least for three quarters of its volume. Foodstuff at the correct temperature and once closed the lid, the container should not be opened until its destination. The regulations prescribe that the correct operating temperatures must be maintained for at least 3 hours and the Polibox containers fully satisfy this condition, also certified by accredited laboratories. It is possible to increase the duration of the transport time by adding eutectic plates, suitably heated and / or cooled with respect to the required transport temperature. Our customer office is at your disposal to advise you on the best solution to your... Read more
on 3 Jan 2018
Polibox isothermal containers transport food at controlled temperatures without interrupting the cold or heat chain. They allow to transport both hot and cold foods. POLIBOX containers are so-called "passive" containers, which use, in order to function, the thermal energy that belongs to the products to be... Read more
on 3 Jan 2018
They are suitable for that kind of use. The Crystal GN 1/1, for example, is a robust, low-weight container that complies with the UNI 12571 standards. It differs from the other Polibox containers for the perfect smooth, rigid and waterproof crystallized interior. The easy open system facilitates opening, while the lower handles ensure convenient... Read more
on 3 Jan 2018
POLIBOX containers are not ATP certified as well as all isothermal containers in EPP, but comply with the regulations concerning the transport of heat-sensitive products with small containers.
on 3 Jan 2018
The eutectic plates and gels are "thermal energy accumulators" and they are functional for maintaining the required transport temperatures. They are used to increase the thermal mass inside the containers in order to maximize the efficiency of the product-container system, extending the duration of the transport... Read more
on 3 Jan 2018
Yes. POLIBOX isothermal containers are suitable for the transport of any kind of food.
on 3 Jan 2018
All the isothermal containers of the POLIBOX line are suitable for transporting frozen products. It is recommended to pre-cool the container before starting transport.
on 6 Jan 2020
Cooling occurs by using a freezer. The residence time of the eutectic plates and or of the gel in the freezer must be at least 12 hours. The eutectic plates with operating temperature -21°C must be "activated" in the freezer at a temperature of at least -28°C, while the other products, both the plates with operating temperature at -12°C and the gels, are activated at a freezing temperature of at least - 20°C. (This piece of information is essential because there is a bit of confusion among customers who use them, especially between -12°C and -21°C... Read more
on 3 Jan 2018
Both the eutectic plates and the gels are heated either by immersion in water at 80 ° C, or by a preservative oven at a maximum temperature of 80°C for at least 1 hour. It is not possible to use other heating modes and above all microwave ovens cannot be... Read more
on 14 Mar 2018
The EPP is totally 100% recyclable, even with various cycles, until it is disposed. The EPP can be burned with other solid urban waste without producing poisonous or acid substances, being the combustion gases only CO2 and H2O. In addition, 1 kg of expanded polypropylene saves around 1.3 kg of fuel in the operation of the incinerator. It is also possible to dispose the containers in normal landfills without, even in this case, affecting on the environment, since the product is chemically neutral and does not pollute neither air nor groundwater. On the contrary, it can be said that these manufactured goods, crumbled together with solid urban waste, with their huge air content help the decomposition of organic... Read more
on 13 Mar 2018
EPP-PPE is expanded with CO2 and has no residual expansion agents. Has a closed cell structure that gives it excellent characteristics of dissipation, energy and good recovery of the original shape. Polibox® containers are suitable to protect against thermal stress thanks to the insulating properties of the expanded polymer which it possesses a resistivity coefficient (Lambda) of 0.039 W/mk and guarantees a thermal drop of 1.5 - 2.5... Read more
on 12 Mar 2018
EPP is a suitable material for contact with food substances. It does not give away unusual odors and flavors to foods and is easily washable and sanitized after its use. Polibox® isothermal containers protect food from mechanical stress thanks to the thickness and structure of closed cell expanded polypropylene; they are light and without sharp angles and edges to protect the safety of operators during handling and transport operations. They are compatible with industrial washing and disinfection with detergents and disinfectants, hot water and wet steam up to a temperature of 110 ° C (HACCP... Read more
on 12 Mar 2018
The Expanded Polypropylene is composed of 98% of air, is recyclable and has a excellent ecological balance. The starting material is oil. For the production of EPP, the pearls are made swell up to 50 times their initial volume by putting them in contact with water vapor and nothing else. Therefore no chlorofluorocarbons are used for the production or processing. The EPP will not cause damage to the environment neither to production nor as a raw material, since it was created by air and only by 2% of structural material of pure... Read more
on 3 Dec 2018