As a packaging company, one of our strongest targets is to make sure we reduce any breakages and damage to as close to 0% as possible with every customer. How is this Achieved?
Let us help you with this 5-step guide….
Look at the value of your goods
The first stage to reducing damages is to find out your budget for packaging and then with that budget find the best Suitable packaging. The cost of packaging should, of course, be calculated into the cost of goods but you should consider the best quality packaging to lower damages
Identifying the correct packaging for your goods
The next step to reducing breakages and damage is picking out the right type of packaging and ensuring you have the correct size packaging. It is important to pick the ‘perfect’ size, a bag that isn’t too tight or too loose for your product. A bag that is too tight can pop easily and one that is too loose can allow the product to bounce around.
Understand the weak points of your good to make sure you have sufficient packaging for your products
As the saying goes, you are only as strong as your weakest link. This being said you MUST ensure that the most fragile part of your product is completely secure. A prime example of this would be a project we recently completed for a guitar manufacturer, on top of a bag designed for the main body we integrated a separate bag just for the neck of the bag. Leading to the most fragile aspect of the product being fully secured.
Don’t buy cheap plastics
As businesses, we must do all that we can to save money where possible but at what cost? We all have our heads turned to by-products that are cheaper in value but is the quality as good? You can end up losing a lot of money on damaged goods at the same time you could be damaging the environment. It is important to check the recyclability of the plastics you are using, we all have a part to play!
After purchase tips
Once you have found and purchased the right product our warehouse team has tips and advice to ensure you use the packaging correctly:
Firstly, make sure the Air Pack is pumped up to the correct level.
If the bag is underinflated as above the chambers will unlikely protect the good and it could be squished within the bag giving little protection.
If you pump the bag too much as shown above it could pop the chambers easily on impact, leaving your product vulnerable.
This is how it should look normal and is the most effective way to pump to bag, it will very rare that the bag pops or breaks like this.
The easiest way to pump the Air Packs efficiently is making sure the pump is set to the correct PSI, in our case Airpaq has recommended 15-20 PSI. Allowing quick and safe inflation.
The second tip from the warehouse would be to use the correct cardboard boxes for your packaging as they play a part in keeping your goods safe, most of the packaging boxes at AirPack are double-walled to ensure the most protection possible. With cardboard boxes comes the correct type of tape to use to make sure it does not come away or open up letting the bag fall out of the box.
There it is! “THE” guide to reducing damages with packaging made by AirPack. If you have any more questions about this subject or any others please make sure to contact us at [email protected] or phone us at 01256300480
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