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RhinoCorebox. // Eco-friendly, strong and sustainable soil and rock corebox.


RhinoCorebox is an eco-friendly, durable, strong, sustainable and cost-effective method of transporting and storing soil and rock core obtained from exploratory boreholes.

Transforming the way in which core is handled from site to laboratory to storage, RhinoCorebox is an innovative new product designed and developed by Equipe to make your life simpler, faster, smarter and greener. Some of the many advantages of the RhinoCorebox are:

  • Made from recycled polypropylene
  • Presents better value for money than conventional wooden corebox
  • Ergonomic design means it is more comfortable to carry and use
  • Lightweight, yet strong construction
  • Store 3x more for the same space as conventional wooden corebox
  • Reduced transport costs
  • Unique "jenga" style stacking option when full for safer storage
  • Integrated cm scale: at-a-glance measurements
  • Inserts available to accommodate multiple core diameters
  • Lasts longer and endures many more cycles of usage than conventional wooden corebox
  • Easy to clean
  • Fully recyclable
  • Choose your own colour of box
  • Option to incorporate your company logo

Simpler. Safer. Faster. Smarter. Greener.

How RhinoCorebox can help you.

For as long as anyone can remember the ground investigation industry has been reliant on wooden coreboxes to service its need for transporting and storing samples obtained on site. Issues of manual handling, space during transportation and poor use life-cycle has led to an estimated 100,000 wooden coreboxes being cycled through in the UK alone, with an approximate replacement rate of around 20% per annum.

RhinoCorebox has been developed by industry experts to tackle these issues.

Nowadays the ability to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle represents an important measure of product sustainability. With their limited number of uses and limited recycling capacity, wooden coreboxes are not the sustainable solution. Made from recycled polypropylene, RhinoCorebox lasts over five times longer than wooden coreboxes, and once they have reached the end of their useful life, they can be recycled alongside general household plastics, or sold back into the recycling market for cash.



Currently the cost of a wooden corebox versus its average lifecycle does not make for favourable reading. With wooden coreboxes estimated to have an average lifecycle of 4 uses before repair or replacement occurs, each use of a wooden corebox costs £4.00. In comparison, RhinoCoreboxes can be used upwards of 20 times before needing to be replaced, meaning each use costs only £1.25.


The innovative and ergonomic design of the RhinoCorebox allows for comfortable carrying while maintaining the rigidity of the corebox at all times. This contrasts with the cumbersome nature and uncomfortable handling characteristics of the wooden corebox; heavy and awkward to handle even when empty, uncomfortable rope handles with potential instability issues if stacked incorrectly.


The reversible trays act as both base and lid of the completed box meaning that any two trays can combine to form a complete RhinoCorebox. RhinoCoreboxes are 300% more space-efficient than wooden coreboxes when stored empty and 15% more space-efficient when stored full. The boxes also tesselate together in a variety of different formations thanks to their 'sliding channels', meaning they can be stacked and stored according to your bespoke needs.


Along with being resistant to oils, grease and contamination the RhinoCorebox also benefits from being both waterproof and washable, meaning its clean and slick appearance is maintainable across its entire lifespan.


Transport costs for empty wooden coreboxes are 2.5 times the cost for empty RhinoCoreboxes thanks to the unique nesting characteristics of the individual RhinoCorebox trays, which when paired form the complete box.

Eco-friendly, durable, strong, sustainable and cost-effective.

Technical Details and Information.

  • RhinoCorebox is more cost effective to buy and maintain than its wooden counterpart.
  • RhinoCorebox is strong, durable and waterproof.
  • RhinoCorebox is safely stackable in a variety of formations.
  • RhinoCorebox can carry in excess of 40kgs of rock core.
  • RhinoCorebox saves space both when full and empty.
  • RhinoCorebox weighs only 5.3kgs – almost 7kgs lighter than its wooden alternative.
  • RhinoCorebox is made from recycled polypropylene.
  • RhinoCorebox is easy to label via custom made labelling points.
  • RhinoCorebox is easy and comfortable to carry, reducing risk of manual handling-related injuries.
  • RhinoCorebox is fully recyclable at the end of its useful life.
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