Every company has unique packaging needs. If you deal with glassware, you need packaging solutions that buffer your product and hold it in place for the entire transit duration. On the other hand, if you deal with furniture, you don’t have to worry about breakage but you still need to cushion the corners and edges to keep them from getting scratched. If you deal with metals, your packaging needs to be resistant to corrosion and so on. Let’s take a look at all the different types of packaging you can use.
Corrugate Packaging
Corrugate is available in sheet and box form. You can find corrugate boxes in all sizes. The thickness of corrugate used for these boxes is also variable. Both are ideal for packing. Corrugate sheets can be used to pack irregular items. They can also be used to buffer the corners of furniture, to protect mirror and glass surfaces, etc. Similarly, corrugate boxes can be used to hold smaller items together and keep components organized. Another reason, this packing material is preferred by many packing companies is because it is stackable and hence easy to load into a container. What’s more, when these boxes are not in sue, they can be flat-packed.
Shrink and Stretch Film
One of the concerns all packing companies must address is holding the package secure. This is where plastic film such as stretch film and shrink film come in. Stretch film refers to plastic film that can be stretched over corrugate sheet packing to seal the package. On the other hand, shrink film can be treated with heat to conform to the contours of the product it contains. Both types of film keep the corrugate from opening up and protect it from exposure to water, etc. Thus, it’s the ideal packaging solution for unbreakable items in a corrugate box as well as irregularly shaped fragile items.
Wooden Crates
When you’re packing items to be transported over long distances, corrugate boxes alone may not be sturdy enough – especially when you’re packing items such as electronics. Wooden boxes and crates are ideal for this. These boxes can be customized to meet your packing needs. For example, you may choose to pack expensive electronics like televisions and ovens in individual crates that hold them secure while on the other hand, a crockery retailer may pack all the boxes for one consignment in a single large wooden crate to hold them secure.

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Finding the right packaging solutions for your needs is easy. Many companies offer custom packing solutions. For example, you may need your cargo packed in paper first, then in a carton before it is wrapped in stretch film and put into a wooden box. Similarly, if you need large machinery transported, the packers may need to create a wooden platform, lash the machinery onto it and then transport it. When you’re working with a new packing company, make sure they understand your concerns, types of services required and timelines before you sign the contract. This ensures that everyone is satisfied with the end result.