Packaging Component Case Study:

Finding A Way to Connect Bucket Handles to Corrugated Boxes

bucket handleChallenge:

Allen Field introduced the Plastic Bucket Handle to the market. This handle allows plastic pail and bucket manufacturers to convert to all-plastic recycling in one easy, affordable step. And the product had great feedback from customers.

Right after the launch of the bucket handle, one of our customers–a corrugated carton company–wanted to use the bucket handles on its corrugated boxes. They loved the industrial look and feel of the handle and thought it would be a great addition to the corrugated containers. And so, they approached us with a custom request.


By itself, the Plastic Bucket Handle cannot be affixed to corrugated cartons as it was designed for plastic pails and buckets. The solution to this request came naturally for Allen Field. In working our way to attach the Bucket Handle to a corrugated cardboard, we looked through our stock items of connecting clips for corrugated boxes to get ideas that we could apply in developing a new product. Our team had come up with another variation of a box connecting clip that will also serve as a Plastic Adapter which allows the Bucket Handle to properly attach to the corrugated box.


With the help of our Plastic Handle Adapter, our sturdy Bucket Handle can now be used in a wider variety of applications. From plastic pails and cases, to corrugated boxes and portfolios; giving that elegant look.

Industrialize the look of your packaging – plastic or corrugated – with our innovative Bucket Handle & Adapter set! Or take a look at other proprietary products and manufactured parts case studies that we could modify to fit your specific needs.

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