Fragile goods need special kind of packaging during transportation or when they are stored at warehouses or homes, since they are at a greater risk to damage during their movement. During moving of goods, transport packaging solutions providers take special care of fragile goods just as food packaging solutions providers take care to maintain the freshness and protection of food items. Normally packaging for fragile goods is completely different, using different kinds of materials which help to keep these goods safe.
Fragile goods need cushioning when they are being transported and this is what transport packaging solutions need to provide cautiously. It is important to provide a good cushion to all areas that are prone to damage, cracking and breaking during transportation. When packaging your fragile goods, it is important to have a few items handy.
Some of the most common packaging materials needed for fragile goods is
· Newspaper for crumpling which acts as a cushion
· Bubble wrap for protection
· Packing peanuts
· Rags and towels
Boxes are always preferred by transport packaging solutions providers, when packaging fragile items since these can be pre-divided to suit some dimensions of a few products such as glassware and dishes. There are small compartments that help in limiting the movement of all those items which might break easily. This also helps in reducing damage to a large extent.
Here are some of the best packaging solutions for fragile goods.
Packaging fragile plates– When people move from one place to another their main concern is about packaging fragile crockery which includes glasses and plates that are usually very expensive. Medium size cardboard boxes (stronger than food packaging solutions) are often used which are well lined with packing paper that is crumpled well. Crumpled paper is placed in the bottom, on top of which fragile plates are placed. On top of these plates crumpled paper is again placed. Plates can also be placed vertically and each plate can also be wrapped using a bubble wrap which is well secured with a tape.
Crumpled paper needs to be placed in between the standing plates so that they do not bang against one another. Boxes should never be over packed or they get damaged. When packing glasses, different kind of precaution needs to be taken. Glasses can be wrapped individually with the use of packing paper. Crumpled paper needs to be stuffed inside the glasses. Private label solutions providers need to ensure that you place all heavier glasses or items in the bottom portion of the box while lighter items are on top.
Transport packaging solutionsfor special Items– Packing specialty items need special items, especially those items which are oddly shaped and do not have any specific shape. Bubble wrap is the most suitable for all odd shaped items, which can have handles or some protruding pieces which tend to break easily. The entire piece of such fragile item needs to be wrapped up well using a bubble wrap and secured with a tape.
Once well wrapped, this can be easily placed on a cardboard box, just as food packages are placed inside cardboard boxes by food packaging solutions.
The cardboard ends should bend so that the box is well secured with a tape. Tape should be used in abundance and the entire piece of cardboard should be well wrapped if needed. The fragile item needs to snug well and be stable. Once it is all well set in the box, crumpled paper needs to be placed inside the box, in every gap. Placing crumpled paper in every gap within the box ensures no unnecessary movement of the goods. Lastly, once all done, the tape should be marked in bold –FRAGILE as done by private label solutions providers. This will prevent any kind of rough handling with the boxes that can damage the product in the box.
Packaging Pictures and Frames– Pictures and frames have emotional attachments and need special care when being packed. Picture frames should be well placed in properly lined medium to small boxes. If the frames and pictures are placed vertically they should be placed at a gap of at least 8 inches with plenty of crumpled paper in between each piece of frame. This will ensure that nothing is damaged – not even minor scars. Frames and pictures should be well covered with packing paper that will not allow the frame to move
much and get damaged. If pictures and frames are of more than 3 feet in size, a moving blanket should be used to secure them. It should be wrapped
in plastic and then moved separately.
Last but not the least, when fragile items are packaged it should be ensured that movers label all items with ‘FRAGILE’ which will ensure that they are handled carefully. Private label solutions providers ensure that this labeling is done unconditionally.