2. Be judicious when using recycled packaging.
High-performance foams and cushion wraps can be reused. But many biodegradable packaging materials break down quickly when exposed to extreme temperatures or humidity. And corrugated cartons with recycled content are designed for one-time use. Multiple uses reduce their resistance to crushing or puncturing.
3. High-performance interior cushioning is often worth the expense.
The most basic interior cushioning, polystyrene, can endure only one impact. It may not be adequate for the rigors of shipping. Higher-performing materials such as polyethylene or polyurethane are stronger and thinner. With less but more effective packaging, you can use a smaller box and save on shipping costs related to package dimensions and weight.
4. Interior packaging should support the stable areas of the product. (VectorPak seeks to address this)
When packing an item like a microwave or television, the strongest structural area of a product – typically the corners – should be braced with packaging such as foam end caps. This ensures that the most stable areas will absorb impacts. More fragile areas, such as a screen or glass, should not touch interior cushioning.
5. Immobilize fragile items. (VectorPak addresses this issue)
Do you want to make sure the box you ship contains cookies, not crumbs when it reaches its destination? Wrap fragile items individually and separate them from one another and the walls of the box. Fill in air spaces with packing material to ensure the items don't move when you shake the container.
6. "Right size" your boxes. (VectorPak helps accomplish this, reduce your voidfill)
If you're routinely using boxes that are too large for the product you're sending, you are wasting packaging and spending too much on shipping. Try experimenting with new box sizes and new ways of arranging products in those boxes.
7. Turn to the experts at Jamil Packaging to assist you. The certified packaging experts at JPC are always available to help design packaging for your items. Our staff excels in packaging, and shipping and offer services and supplies for most any packaging need.
8. Pack for the toughest environment your package will face.
A package gets handled more or less frequently on a cargo ship, in a truck or in a package car. Examine your supply chain to find out where your package will experience the most handling. Then let us design your package – and test your packaging – for that environment.