In everyday life, it is imperative to take the necessary precautions to preserve our property and ensure their good condition over a long period. Just like subscribing to an insurance protection for any of our assets, protecting our belongings is self-evident. Some risks can also be avoided if we are foresighted. It is in the mindset of protection and prevention that professional protective hard cases were created.
A brief history
Jean-Pierre Grenier founded the company Plasticase, Inc when he purchased plastic injection molds from his former employer, which ceased operation in 1995. From its beginnings when he joined Resentel Inc. in 1985, he was one of the artisans, along with the famous designer Michel Dallaire, to create molded protective cases specifically for the retail market. This was a huge success and was the beginning of the founding of Plasticase in 1996, which was to become the world leader in the protective case market.
Who are they?
Headquartered in Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada, Plasticase has an in-house team to design and manufacture innovative, tailored solutions for businesses looking for new ways to add value to their products. Plasticase’s state-of-the-art facilities and multidisciplinary teams include specialists in thermoplastic tooling and techniques, industrial design, mold making, graphics, and manufacturing.
With more than 20 years of expertise, Plasticase is dedicated to achieving a clear goal for its customers – to develop, design and manufacture injection molded plastic housings and protective cases of the highest quality. This dedication and expertise result in protective cases manufactured using state-of-the-art technology that allows them to control all aspects of the process, from selecting raw materials to developing advanced cooling techniques for maximum efficiency. Plasticase selects only the best materials and tools available to produce its world-class cases. The major investments made in technology over the years have provided them with the expertise to continually improve their products and provide engineering and manufacturing services to customers around the world.
Who are these products for?
Plasticase strives to offer a variety of cases for versatile use that adapts to a multitude of applications and occupations. Whether for tooling professionals, industrial workers, medical services, law enforcement personnel, dedicated people who care about our safety, outdoor enthusiasts or for those passionate about photos or videos, all find the appropriate protective case for their needs.
At Raven Media
We decided to work with the Plasticase team to protect our valuable equipment required for the creation of our stories and our visual material. We spend countless hours using our cameras so they become an extension of ourselves. We have to make regular trips to remote areas and the many places we visit, when accessible by land, are dotted with pitfalls. Despite all the precautions taken on our part, secure transport of our gear is a must. Shocks, water, dust and dirt of all kinds are our daily lot, and they do not mix with our delicate and expensive equipment. It is therefore essential to protect our work tools to be able to provide you the best stories possible. NANUK CASES provide us with the assurance and confidence of protecting and keeping our equipment in perfect condition.
These products are not only intended for professionals, but also for a multitude of enthusiasts who want to keep memories of their getaway. They will surely find the perfect product for the safeguarding of their devices to later share the many images acquired by them. Cameras, smartphones and GPS units must be protected against all forms of harsh environment. The low cost of a protective case in comparison to some equipment is a wise investment that will procure peace of mind.
The NANUK series
The word NANUK (NA-NOOK) is borrowed from the Inuit language and means “polar bear.” Polar bears, also known as white bears, are the largest Ursidae mammal on the planet and without a doubt the largest predators in the Arctic. Living in a hostile environment, the polar bear has evolved to overcome the challenges of extreme temperatures, icy waters, and frozen grounds. As a powerful symbol of the strength and resilience of the Arctic, this tireless hunter is the source of inspiration behind the name – strong and daring, designed to withstand the worst conditions.
Here are some of the NANUK cases features:
1- Powerclaw locking system
The patented NANUK PowerClaw Locking System uses the compression force to securely close the case, ensuring its contents are protected from the elements. Integrated slide latches enhance safety by preventing the case from accidentally opening during transport or when falling. Its rugged nylon construction keeps your valuable items safe no matter where your adventure takes you.
2- Waterproof – IP67 rated
NANUK protective cases are used by maritime research, rescue and diving teams. Its design blocks the passage of water and moisture to keep its contents dry. This protection against water infiltration is a great ally for durability. If these professionals use these cases in their daily activities, imagine what they could do for you.
3- Impact resistant
NANUK protective case designers have thought of every detail to design a durable product: NK-7 resin bodies, rounded corners, thick-walled construction, and oversized details allow NANUK cases to withstand shocks without compromising on the container and, more importantly, on its contents.
4- Handles with springs
All NANUK cases are equipped with rubberized handles. Some large cases have an added bonus: two extra-long handles with springs designed to move away when released, to minimize the risk of damage during transport.
The NANUK series is available in a palette of ten colors. From emergency orange to military camouflage olive green, NANUK protective cases are a work companion, whether you want to go unnoticed or stand out. They will fulfill your needs depending on your tastes and your preferences.
Several series are available according to their use and to your budget. Whether the Nano, Small, Medium, Large, Wheeled, Long, Firearms, or Media series, all will find the protective case that will meet their needs. As far as we are concerned, for our specific needs and to carry our media gear to our multiple filming locations, we made our choice on two very specific models:
As part of the NANUK Wheeled series, the 935 stands out for its practicality. The advantage of this case lies in the ease of movement when we have to carry heavy equipment over long distances without causing fatigue. Its molded polyurethane wheels, similar to those of inline skates, guarantee smooth and quiet mobility. Stainless steel bearings ensure that the case runs smoothly for a long time, regardless of weather conditions.
In combination with the wheelset, a 2-position retractable handle allows worry-free transportation for people of all sizes. Its one-handed operation leaves the opposite hand free to wander to another task.
The 935 is also equipped with reinforced stainless steel padlock eyelets, to secure and lock down our expensive equipment. This feature ensures that our gear will be safe from potentially malicious people and it is an obvious advantage.
Nothing can overcome this huge case that has a capacity of 50.1L. It is designed to withstand the worst abuse. Highly resistant to impact, light and robust, this NK-7 rigid resin case is designed to cope with extreme conditions. It has four Powerclaw latches that make a perfect seal. This is our favorite case when we have to carry our camera and make sure it arrives safely in one piece. Its external design also makes it stackable to maximize space. The handle is made from the same specially formulated NK-7 resin material and is over molded with a soft-touch rubber for added strength and comfort.
The NANUK 945 comes with innovative features. Like all models in this series, it has an integrated lid-stay molded into the hinge that keeps the lid of the case open when we need it to stay open. We regularly have to work outside, this feature will prevent the wind to close the lid when it’s not the time.
You have interest in protective cases, but you do not know anything about it? No problem, you have the opportunity to design THE case that will exactly fulfill your needs and meet your expectations, thanks to the step-by-step design tool on the company’s website. This personalized service will create a model that complies with all your requirements.
In conclusion, the company Plasticase is your best ally when it’s time to protect your gear. They will provide a tailored service for both businesses and individuals. They have the attention to detail to meet all expectations.
For more information on all the possible options for you or your business, visit www.nanuk.com