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Quality & Process

The Olivo commitment

At OLIVO, quality is a state of mind. We innovate and we use the very latest technologies. Our production is ATP certified. We are committed to improving our products and manufacturing high quality insulated containers.

Rotomoulding

We use the latest rotomoulding technology to make polyethylene containers. Our ROLL and BAC products are all moulded in a single, double-walled piece.

Composites

Our white insulated containers are of more conventional design, made from a fibreglass/polyester composite.

Insulation

The insulation in the containers is expanding polyurethane foam, injected in situ. We use the latest generation of blowing agents.

R&D, prototypes and moulds

OLIVO has a very active R&D department designing prototypes, products and production moulds.

Assembly

The insulated containers are assembled with their accessories and special equipment.

Quality control

We are committed to making insulated containers of the highest quality. A system of continuous quality controls applies at all the stages from the choice of the raw materials through to the final product. Our production is ATP certified.

ATP certification

    Temperature controlled transport is a critical phase in the cold chain. Which is why it is subject to particular technical requirements. The ATP agreement (Agreement on the international carriage of perishable foodstuffs and on the special equipment to be used for such carriage) defines the technical level required for the equipment and its aptitude. The ATP agreement, recognised in numerous countries, is the regulatory reference for cold chain transport. The OLIVO factory is regularly audited by the relevant national authority. OLIVO is accredited to produce ATP insulated containers.

Rotomoulding

    This is the technique of rotational moulding. The plastic used is polyethylene in the form of a coloured powder. The material is loaded into a mould and brought to its melting temperature of about 300°C. The rotation of the mould inside the oven is programmed so that the melted polyethylene is distributed evenly around the inside walls of the mould. Rotomoulding is the technique used to produce one-piece, double-walled containers. Metal inserts are incorporated into the container wall during the moulding process so that the accessories are fixed with no need to pierce the wall and without thermal bridging. Polyethylene was chosen for its "flexibility" and its impact resistance during handling.