Case Studies

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  • Electronic waste (WEEE) [Recycling]
Leading the field in Europe - fluorescent tube recycling with DOLAV® pallet boxes Indaver provides tailored solutions for each type of waste. With the use of their wide range of in-house installations and processing equipment, waste is recycled with the most optimal results. Next to that, the maximum amount of energy and valuable components are recovered. Important goals, when you manage and process about 5 million tons of waste each year.

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  • Fish Processing Solutions [Food]
“No need for insulated boxes in our high speed unbroken cool chain,” says Michael Lodahl at Danske Fiskeauktioner (DFA) in Jutland, Denmark.

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  • Fresh Fruit [Agriculture]
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  • Cold Storage [Agriculture]
Apple Harvesting & Handling with Dolavs 'It's got to work for everyone.' That is key at top soft fruit cooperative, Plantsman Producer Organisation, in Ardleigh, Essex....

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Salvatori is the UK's longest established processing fruit trader. It has been handling top fruit in the Canterbury area for more than 80 years and using the same Dolav plastic pallet boxes for more than 25 years.

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  • Fresh Fruit [Agriculture]
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  • Beverages [Food]
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  • Food Processing [Food]
The vineyards on the Luxembourg banks of the river Moselle are still covered in mist when the harvest activities commence in the early hours of the morning. A recurring process which takes place every year during the months of September and October.

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  • Waste Food [Recycling]
Food waste is unavoidable. Aldi has more than 500 stores,which like all others, must manage waste food disposal. Wherever possible, Aldi donates food still suitable for human consumption to the FareShare charity

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  • Paper [Recycling]
Dolav paper recycling bins are new at Essex paper recycler, Keeble. They have been recycling paper for more than one hundred years. The company collects paper, mainly from printers, sorts and every year exports 50,000 tonnes to paper mills.

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  • Used Car Batteries [Recycling]
Sims Metal Management is the world's biggest metals and electronics recycler working from 260 locations on five continents. Its South Wales region handles some 80 tonnes, nearly 4,500, of used lead-acid batteries.

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Kellogg's have adopted Dolav reusable pallet bins and is now saving money on a number of product lines.

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  • Meat Processing Beef [Food]
It is no secret that HSF Logistics uses Dolavs. One look at the side of an HSF vehicle makes that clear. A life-sized photo of the inside of the truck adorns the outside causing a double-take. It makes anyone look twice.

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  • Meat Processing Beef [Food]
Belfast-based Duncrue Food Processors has used Dolavs for ten years for daily collection of its raw material, animal fat from processors, to make premium-quality beef dripping.

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  • Waste Food [Recycling]
The AD plant is complete with de-packaging and pasteurisation equipment. The de-packaging equipment is fed with packaged food in Dolavs and the separated waste food is pasteurised before being fed into the digester.

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  • Food Processing [Food]
Irish market gardener, Brophy Produce, supplies white cabbage to a coleslaw processor in blue Dolav plastic pallet boxes. The boxes are fitted with liners and are on a continuous loop bringing produce out of storage for preparation all year.

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  • Waste Food [Recycling]
Long-life Pallet Box Value in Harsh Abattoir Use Bristol-based Chew Valley Hide & Skin Company uses bespoke plastic pallet boxes to take 9000 tonnes of raw animal bi-products from abattoirs every year.

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  • Pharmacy [Logistic]
Precision Pallet Takes The Load The right pallet is essential for high spec, high tech, automated handling. A 1200x1000mm, heavy-duty precision pallet, engineered to easily take heavy loads in high-bay, narrow aisle, automated handling systems is now available in the UK & Ireland. Designed for integration in automated handling systems either after build or ideally during construction design, the Dolav MV 1000 polypropylene pallet meets rigorously demanding criteria.

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  • Used Car Batteries [Recycling]
Dropped! Crushed! Spiked! Rotated! Best 'price-for-spec' does not tell the 'real life' story. There is no Which? test for plastic pallet boxes but, says Dolav, "They need greater strengths than are called for in design specifications."

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  • Meat Processing Beef [Food]
When a product user and its design engineer get together, the results can be excellent. That is how one particular plastic pallet box developed from a user-idea and experience into a product that the user and now many users specify particularly for bulk meat mechanical handling, storage and transport

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  • Food Processing [Food]
tafford Bye Products (SBP) maintains Category 3 hygiene standards when processing animal by-products for pet-food companies. It collects by-products from some twelve abattoirs and animal processing plants around the Midlands with three 26-foot rigid-bodied lorries each taking thirty-two Dolav Ace plastic pallet boxes. All animal by-products are received in Dolav Aces in Dolav liners.

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  • Waste Food [Recycling]
At Mosley Waste Management, Topcliffe, Thirsk, Simon Mosley has a simple solution to mechanically handling food waste. "If we use IBC (intermediate bulk containers) they only last two or three months if we are lucky, but a Dolav Ace lasts for years, it only costs about twice the price of an IBC and we can sell used Dolavs years later, still in good condition, for the same as an IBC costs us. It's a 'no brainer," he said.

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  • Meat Processing – Pork [Food]
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When Cranswick Convenience Foods in Barnsley wanted a plastic pallet box they ordered the one which they knew well. Cranswick have been using Dolav plastic pallet boxes for over 15 years. Made from food-grade HDPE the Dolavs have proved hygienic, easy-to-clean, strong and easy to handle and stack.

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Using Dolav plastic pallet boxes the food waste is transported back to Aldi distribution centres and forklifted into trailers. When full, the trailers take the load to a depackaging centre and the food waste goes to an anaerobic digester

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