Products that are sensitive, or have components that are sensitive to each other use industrial packaging to protect their product. It can also be used for products that rely heavily on stability, or that are hazardous or bulky. Industrial packaging is normally used at the production site although it can be used at any point in the supply chain.

Industrial packaging refers to packaging solutions that are primarily required by manufacturers of products, parts, machinery, and so on. Unlike consumer goods packaging, this kind of packaging is not generally viewed by the consumers.

Choosing the right industrial packaging is critical to protect products from harm in shipment and storage and most packaging options are standardised. Industrial packaging is always customised as per product needs.

Industrial Packaging Differs from Other Packaging Types Due to the Following Reasons:

  • Customised to a specific need and product
  • Protection during shipping and storage
  • Protection against hazardous exposure
  • Usage of a combination of different materials in the design
  • Designed to meet international standards

Industrial packaging is designed based on the product, what level of protection is required and for how long will it be stored before usage. Industrial packaging services would be able to provide complete packaging solutions that can lower your total cost. By using the latest technology and expertise provided by them, you can customise your industrial packaging requirements easily.

For industrial packaging, there are many different types of packaging materials available in the market. Sometimes combinations of packaging materials are used to get the most effective packaging solution.

Few Commonly Used Packaging Materials Used Are:

  • Corrugated Packaging

Cardboard corrugated packaging can be die-cut to perfectly fit the product to protect it from sudden jerks and impacts during transit and storage. It is recyclable hence a sustainable option to other forms of packaging. It cannot be reused and can be best used for one-way transit protection.

  • Foam Packaging

Foam packaging is an effective packaging material for cushioning and protecting fragile products from scratches and abrasions when in transit or storage. This lightweight material is versatile and is available in rolls, ‘packaging peanuts’, in blocks, in sheets, or even as foam bags. It is not a very environment-friendly material.

  • Molded Pulp Packaging

This packaging is typically made from recycled paperboard or newsprint and is a biodegradable packaging option made from 100% recycled material. It holds and cushions the products effectively.  Molded pulp products can be made waterproof with a spray or dip coating of wax. They cannot be shipped on their own and needs to be used in combination with other packaging material.

  • Wood Packaging

Wood packaging is durable, safe, affordable, and reusable that can be easily customised to fit the product. Wood packaging comes in different forms like crates, boxes, and pallets. It is best used for large shipments rather than for smaller items.

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Depending on your business requirements, availing of industrial packaging services would provide you with a wide range of packaging options and expertise.