Realizing that the operational difficulties caused by wooden boxes in drill-cores storage were common to other companies in the business, the following question came up: why aren’t they made with a more adequate material, like plastic, for example? As a response, the Core Case was developed.

The boxes are made of 100% recycled and recyclable material (Polypropylene – PP), which has an ergonomic format, so they are resistant, light and easy to carry. They are also much more durable than wooden boxes and other materials. Currently, Core Case keeps investing heavily in technology and innovation, aiming to make the products even more relevant to the market, and acting with total respect for the environment.

11 reasons to use Core Case products


Produced with 100% recycled and recyclable raw materials.

More durable

Built of durable plastic.

More ergonomic and safe

Rounded corners enable greater stacking safety and greater rigidity.

No risk of contamination

As inert, plastic does not react with the rocks; moisture drains through lateral edges, avoiding contamination to box below.

Data and information security

Fitted ID plates; rough-textured surfaces preserve written data; efficiently closing and locking lid.

Increased resistance to impact and extreme temperatures

Lab and field-tested (exposed to temperatures from -40°C to 50°C).

Standard products and industrial scale production

Industry-produced in compliance with ISO 9001; engineered design and assembly ensure higher productivity and prompt delivery.

Efficient use of space

Greater stacking capacity (to 25 with Generation II) reduces storage/warehousing investment.

The designs are made by industry experts

Design team under direct supervision of geologist with over 10 years experience in research and mineral production areas.

Economical transport

Significantly lighter than wood or metal, reducing transport costs, especially by air.

Favorable cost-benefits

Extremely cost effective in comparison to wood, cardboard.


Generate earnings for partners, business partners and customers for the production and marketing of plastic products for the mining industry.


To be until 2020 the world's leading company in the packaging trade for storing geological survey reports.


Quality - We want our products to be recognized for their high quality.
Innovation - We intend to always innovate within our products, aiming to better fulfill the client's necessities.
Environment - We are committed to improving our processes and developing innovative solutions to limiting negative environmental impacts and minimizing the production of residues harmful to nature.


"Core Case boxes are very sturdy, easy to handle, ensuring better preservation of drill cores and an optimization of space in warehouses! With the great closing of the boxes, the cores always remain clean without the infestation of insects and venomous animals, ensuring the safety and health of the staff, besides being a good environmental practice for the company to make public.
Since 2011 we no longer use wooden boxes, and therefore no longer need to spend money on insect kilers, and acquisition of other boxes for replacement.
Another difference is the interest of Core Case in being with the cliente, improving the products.”
Guilherme Alves Vanzella - Planning Manager and Mining Operation - Votorantim Metais, Unit Niquelândia
"The use of Core Case plastic boxes has improved the packaging conditions and also allows us to transport and stock the cores more adequately."
Werner Weber, Head of Advanced Exploration - Mineração Serra Grande
"Core Case boxes replaced the wooden ones with no restriction. The main benefit for our project was to save storage space in the shed because they take up less space."
Daniel Suman, Geology Coordinator - NX Gold S.A.
"The decision to use Core Case boxes came to be a wise choice from a safety point of view, by eliminating exposure to wood splinters and nails, ergonomics, lighter boxes and easy handling, eco-friendly, for being made out of recycled material and the visual aspect, facilitating the organization of drill cores. "
João Felipe A. Hoffmann, Exploration Geologist - Mineração Serra Grande
"Core Case products meet our customers’ requirements, such as cost and benefit, quality and sustainability, since they are made out of recycled materials. The plastic boxes are easy to be stored and also light, and I can confirm that they are very innovative products. "
Dionízio J. Marçal Neto, Shipping Coordinator Servitec FORACO
"The use of Core Case boxes in our project has allowed a considerable budget reduction, and contribute significantly to the preservation of the environment, due to the reduced use of wood, which is replaced by recyclable material."
Rodrigo Martins, Brownfields Exploration Manager - AngloGold Ashanti
“Congratulations for the boxes, they are perfect. Wooden boxes, never again!”
Fernando Alvares da Silva, Managing Partner - Mineração Serra da Mesa
"I congratulate you for the initiative and the commitment to developing a national solution."
Roberto Breves Vianna, Geologist and Safety Engineer (Geophysics, Oil & Gas)