Plastic Core Boxes

Excellent quality, economical core boxes which are made from solid polypropylene which has in turn been made from recycled waste plastic. Providing a number of benefits both environmentally and economically, as well as adding to green credentials of a company. The stock carried in store is non UV resistant and have a high level of resistance to organic and most non-organic chemicals found or utilised during drill core recovery.

We can supply plastic core trays in the four most common sizes for your various needs on site (B, N, H, P), all of which have various amounts of 1 metre length runs. These trays also utilise holes on the base/side joint to allow the outflow of water from core samples and can take a weight of up to 100 kg.


 Recycled Plastic

These trays are manufactured from recycled polypropylene which has been obtained through waste plastics. Polypropylene, commonly known as ‘PP’ is a highly versatile thermoplastic and one of the most common plastic found in todays packaging. It is used in a variety of plastic hardware due to being highly heat resistant as well as being resistant to various chemical solvents, acids, and bases and overall is a tough, durable material. It is commonly used to produce plastic films, carpet fibres, various house hold items, containers and equipment. However, these are often disposed of once used or damaged. Recycling of PP is at the forefront of plastic recycling, our range of recycled plastic core trays are manufactured using discarded waste polypropylene, which is collected, melted down and transformed into plastic pellets before being injected into a mould to produce a core tray. Not only is this more environmentally friendly, as it stops the plastic going to land fill where it can take between 20 to 30 years to degrade, but it is estimated that recycling plastic to produce more plastic can reduce energy consumption by up to 80%, depending on various factors.           

  Plastic to be recycled

Above: Waste plastic awaiting recycling at the core tray factory.  



In order to reduce space taken up as well as to reduce transport dimensions, the core trays can lodge within each other when stored in a particular way without a lid on, by aligning the runs of a tray with another tray of the same core size below it, the top tray lodges comfortable in the one below. This reduces the amount of space the trays take up, which can be beneficial for both storage as well as enabling more trays to be stacked per pallet. This means more can be fitted onto a pallet, spreading overall transportation costs, as well as being much easier to manoeuvre on site or in storage.


Core Trays Lodging  

Above: A number of core trays lodged within each other to allow for easier transportation.



The full depth channel also enables the trays to be stacked. Similar to lodging, where if the trays are aligned a particular way to help store them better, alternating this alignment allows users to stack one track upon another of the same size without it dropping into the tray below. Clearance space from the deep channels prevent the tray above from coming into contact with the cores below. This allows trays to be stacked upon each other, thus taking up less space on site and if secured properly can be palletised and transported.

           Core Trays Stacking

Above: A number of core trays aranged alternately, allowing for them to be stacked above each other.




 Deep Channels

The trays utilise deep channel runs, meaning that a full size core can fit within each length/run and have some clearance space above it, this prevents damage to the exposed surface of the core as wellas allowing a stacking feature.



Core Trays Channel

Above: An example of a P size tray channel.




 Drainage Holes

Drainage holes have been placed at the bottom of each core tray and both ends, the drilling process often involved a lot of fluid and water which is not wanted afterwards. The holes allow for easy drainage without loss of samples. 



Drainage Holes

Above: An exampleof drainage holes in a tray.






Our range of plastic core trays comes as standard with robust snap on lids. Hooking points on the tray and lid allow the two to be placed against each other then 'snapped' together with users hands. This further protects the samples. 



Core Tray with Lid on

Above: An exampleof snap on lid on a core tray







 Pricing available below for each single tray including a lid.

 Core Size 
 Number of Runs 
 10 Boxes 
 100 Boxes 
 500 Boxes 
 1000 Boxes 
36.5 mm 
6 (6 Meters)
47.6 mm 
5 (5 Meters)
63.5 mm 
4 (4 Meters)
85 mm 
3 (3 Meters)


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