Protective packaging are materials that are built to protect and buffer a product from potential harm.  If you’re a business owner, or someone who ships items often, then protective packaging will become very important to you.  This is because there’s nothing worse than an item arriving in bad condition, which is why taking preventative measures can save you money in the long run.   If you’re new in the world of protective packaging, here’s what you need to know.

 

When To Use Protective Packaging

Protective packaging is most commonly used during shipping.  This is because you never know what a package will be exposed to during transit: bad weather, mishandling, electrostatic discharge, or even corrosion.  That being said, it should also be used during storage.  For instance, if you’re a business owner and have a large inventory that’s being stored, those items can still be affected by environmental factors.

 

The Benefits of Protective Packaging

As we mentioned, the purpose of this packaging is to prevent your products from any potential harm, which essentially brings many benefits.  As a business owner, for instance, it better allows you to fulfill orders and keep your customers happy.  When they receive their package in good condition, not only will they be satisfied, but you won’t lose money on fixing any damage.

 

The Biggest Threats That Packages Face

One of the biggest threats that a package will face during transit and storage is humidity.  This is because humidity is never a good mix with products; it causes water damage, mold, mildew, ruined textures, and even corrosion.  In addition, your products may face damage from electrostatic discharge, mishandling, not being properly secured (which is where military tape comes in hand), and corrosion on metals.

 

At Edco Supply Corporation, we have over 65 years of experience with protective packaging.  With this experience, we have grown our line of products and have trained our customer service representatives to be able to help our clients find the packaging that they need.  To learn more, give us a call.