What is the best packaging material for fragile items?
Whether you’re in the food industry, the tech business or clothes manufacturing, packaging plays a crucial role in day to day operations around the world. When it comes to shipping fragile products, finding the right packing material can be difficult, the more fragile the product.
Packing fragile material can be difficult, you need to be extra careful because you might not be able to stomach the loss if something is to break or get damaged. Fragile items are delicate items that can be made of all sorts of materials. This includes glass, crystals and anything ceramic. Due to their delicate state packing these items needs to be done correctly to ensure that your items will travel and arrive safely. There are a couple of packaging materials that are ideal for protecting fragile items.
What packing material should I use for my fragile items?
Using cardboard boxes remains the most efficient way to ship and store products, but used alone, they’re almost useless because of their fragility. As such, you need to pay very close attention to the material you use to package the items with. We’ve identified three of the best packing materials you can use for such products: bubble wrap, bubble out bags and foam inserts.
Bubble wrap and anti-static wrap
This is one of the most common forms of packaging protection. Using multiple layers of the bubbly material is great for protecting fragile items. This acts as extra material around the item and acts as a barrier against any damage that may be caused while it is being moved.
Bubble-wrap bags secured by lip and tape aid in protecting fragile material when you’re shipping or storing them. This works well for small fragile materials like jewelry; you wouldn’t want to find yourself in a situation where your products mix with one another or have been damaged all together.
Pink anti-static wrap is also used for electronics to prevent any build-up of electrostatic discharge, which occurs when two or more objects rub together to create a discharge. This may not only damage your shipment but can also cause an increment of shock injury to workers.
Foam comes in many shapes and sizes. You can get foam-in-bag which are created to mold around your specific items. This foam can come in different densities so be sure to do your research before purchasing. On the other hand, you can get foam sheets. These are ideal for those who need to pack, store or move fragile items like TVs, fridges and other electronics. Foam, in general, is pretty soft but it does add protection against any potential damage that might occur while moving it.
Airbags are plastic bags filled with air used to fill in the empty spaces left in the box. These are ideal for items with sharp edges as not to puncture the box and damage any other items.
These nifty pieces of packaging act as fillers for the remaining spaces in the box. Packaging peanuts can fit into almost every gap in the box meaning that the item will not move around in the box during transportation.
So, now that you know what you need ensure your products get to your customers safely, get in touch with us today and we can help make that happen!