3 Ways To Optimize Packaging to Protect Your ProductsJun 25, 2013 ,
Almost everyone has opened up a shipped box and found an array of packing materials. Depending on the contents and the company that shipped them, things like foam peanuts, balls of packing paper, and plastic bubble wrap are what kept the contents from moving around and becoming damaged in transit.
There are three main ways to optimize this packaging to keep your products from getting harmed while undergoing the shipping process. However, all of these things largely depend on the contents of the packaging. After all, some things are less fragile and less breakable than others.
Foam is one of the easiest types of packing to use. It comes in many sizes and – even so – can be cut down to size if necessary. Foam is also relatively inexpensive (although this depends on the type and specific cuts required) and will work to keep almost anything from getting damaged in transit. There are few downsides to foam packaging, as it sometimes isn’t enough for the most fragile or heavy of items.
Some items lend themselves to being wrapped in plastic. This is not flimsy plastic, like the type that keeps your leftovers sealed. Instead, it is thicker and far sturdier. Items like books and papers can be placed on a piece of cardboard and then be sealed in a thick layer of plastic to keep them from moving around.
If your items are oddly sized, very large, or extremely fragile, then a custom crate is required to keep them from getting damaged. These custom crates are literally built around the item and contain plenty of padding in the top, bottom, sides and corners in order to keep the goods in one place. This method works well with machinery, certain machine parts, and very oversized items.