Customer Success Stories
Got a problem? We have you covered. Case in Point...
Aerodynamic? Lighter? And Flame Retardant? We Shipped It! Problem:
An international air cargo company (a household name but we can’t say it here) needed better-fitting covers. Unfortunately, their previous supplier did NOT bring a can-do attitude to the table, or even offer a solution!Solution:
Base Plastics jumped in and designed “glove fitting” covers for multiple containers and even conducted testing on the tarmac with custom samples. We also reduced their costs by cutting the gauge in half with our lower-gauge, more durable Elasticene™ poly material. And if that wasn’t enough, we also incorporated FR additives to create a non-flammable solution so they’d be compliant ahead of the FAA mandate.
Y-Seal: Why it’s Better Problem:
To protect drywall from the elements during rail transit, manufacturers cover gypsum wallboard with poly plastic. However, the “dog ear” flaps created by the corner folds in the plastic covers can be problematic, collecting water or debris. Stapling the flaps down only makes the product more susceptible to water damage.Solution:
Base Plastics researched the issue and invested in an innovative Y-seal design that eliminates the corner ears/pockets. Our drywall poly covers have ultimately become the industry standard. And by transitioning to our lower-gauge, more durable Elasticene™ poly material, we’ve been able to reduce customers’ costs by 35% or more with our problem-solving approach.
Base to the Rescue Problem:
A distributor’s customer required a highly unique bag that couldn’t be sourced domestically at a reasonable price. Their business was in jeopardy.Solution:
Base Plastics’ import department was able to source the item in South America with our on-site representative observing and assisting with the custom sample solution. The product ultimately exceeded the end user’s expectations AND saved them money. We also were able to hold the product domestically using our JIT Program without any cost to the distributor. The distributor is only invoiced when the product is released and we maintain the inventory on their behalf, always retaining inventory in advance of the need.
Leaky Meat Packing Problems Problem:
A meat packer was having to double bag bin liners to avoid leaks. Their distributor was in jeopardy of losing their business due to a subpar product.Solution:
The distributor contacted Base Plastics. We were onsite within 48 hours -- custom samples in hand to perform testing. We found a solution that eliminated the need for double bags, saved the meat packer significant money and eliminated product loss.
Going Green + Seeing Green Problem:
A major U.S. airline had a large volume of plastic scrap that it was paying to dispose of, costing them money while also impacting the environment.Solution:
Their distributor contacted Base Plastics for advice. All our plants are zero waste facilities and have in-house recycling capabilities. So we placed an empty 53’ tractor trailer container at the end-user site to collect the scrap and ship it back to our facilities to be recycled. We then paid the airline the going rate per pound. Not only is the airline now making money on their scrap, they are also contributing to their own sustainability program by going green.
Woman-Owned. USA-Based. Best in Class. Problem:
A distributor’s customer required them to supply products produced by a certified woman-owned company and also from within the U.S.Solution:
The distributor reached out to Base Plastics, which is a certified woman owned company (WBENC) and based right here in the U.S. with 100 extruders, 24/7 operations, and the ability to quickly ship poly bags and films around the country.