How to Pack Fragile Items When Moving?

At Vertapak we know a lot about packaging products for industry but we also know a thing or two about packaging for domestic moves as well. Just for a change we thought we would share a few tips about how to pack your fragile items. When you decide to move from one place to another, the most tiring and time taking job is packing! And it gets even more time consuming when you have to pack delicate and fragile items. You should know the art of packing crystal and china porcelain items in the best way you can to avoid breakage. Here are a few points you need to know when you need to pack safe before moving.

Things you need

There a few things you need before you decide to wrap the items. These things include; newspapers, plastic bags, plastic boxes or cartons, shredded paper etc.

How To Do It?

  1. Try getting cartons or boxes that are durable and strong. Most fragile items are heavy and they require a solid box to pack them up in a safe way.
  2. Use shredded paper to put it all over in the box to pack the fragile item tight leaving no space for the item to move.
  3. Wrap the items with a newspaper. Avoid using a newspaper with China porcelain as it might leave an impression after you unwrap it. Instead use plain paper on such items.
  4. Start placing the flat items first. Align them in such a manner that they all fit well in the box. Avoid over filling the box or carton. This might make the box too weak and it might break being unable to withstand the weight of the items.
  5. Wrap smaller items in plastic and try fitting them in with the bigger ones.
  6. Crystal items need to be packed separately piece by piece to avoid the shredding of the edges and corners of these items.
  7. Secure the box by closing the lid properly and by taping it appropriately. Use markers to write ‘fragile’ on the boxes so that you know which box contains what.

We hope this has helped. For all your commercial packaging needs please do not hesitate to get in touch.

The Importance of Custom Made Packaging

You might save a few pounds by using cheaper packaging but at the end of the day you need to weigh up whether cheaper packaging is going to be worth it in the long run, both from a customer service and minimising complaints perspective.

The first thing you should consider is the actual value of the products you are having shipped. Inappropriate or insufficient packaging could potentially lead to damaged goods and a great deal of inconvenience for your customers at the receiving end. The cost of returns, claims and giving credits on your business account will damage your reputation, the relationship you have with established customers and if the customers are new, they’re likely to look elsewhere in the future.

Custom Made Packaging Solutions

Your customers deserve to receive their goods undamaged with packaging that is robust and fit for purpose. This is why custom-made packaging is the best every time. No matter what the size and shape of your products, if you are going to ship them over long distances you need packaging materials that are designed specifically to keep them safe and secure.

This is what we do at Vertapak. We have many years experience of creating custom made packaging solutions for our clients so if you need any advice about the products you are trying to transport and the best materials to use in order to keep them safe then please give us a call. We would be happy to help.

The Variety Of Uses For Expanded Polystyrene Packaging

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is used across a wide range of industries including the construction industry for both packaging and insulation, the graphics and display industry for creating impressive displays, packaging for electrical consumer goods, food packaging and for building insulation panels.

Products of all shapes and sizes can be packaged using Expanded Polystyrene and it is one of the best packaging options for high value heavy products such as electrical goods, toys, horticultural and garden products etc, the list could go on.

Expanded Polystyrene PackagaingExpanded Polystyrene Packaging is a great option for cost, efficiency and versatility. It is also easy for people to handle because it is lightweight and contains no sharp edges or staples.

As well as packaging for large consumer goods EPS is also one of the best products to use for keeping food fresh and safe from breakages and wastage during transportation. Typical foods that EPS is used for include fish, meat, fruit and ice cream.

With food items it is imperative that they are delivered in a top quality condition to avoid any health risks to consumers and EPS is one of the best packaging solutions for doing this.

In its moulded form, EPS is extremely versatile and can be used to make items such as sports helmets, child care seats, chairs, book covers, air conditioning units, and exhibition stands.

To find out more about EPS and its wide variety of uses please give us a call and discuss your packaging materials requirement with us.

Why should you choose polystyrene foam packaging?

Polystyrene foam packaging comes in many shapes and forms and is used across a wide range of industries. It can be used for packaging white goods, televisions, computers etc to provide protection when in transit but it can also be used for egg cartons and coffee cups. Polystyrene foam packaging is a very versatile packaging material and has many benefits. These benefits include:

  • Provides protection for expensive and fragile products
  • Lightweight and easy to handle
  • Moisture resistant
  • It can be reused and recycled
  • It guards against leaking
  • It has good insulating properties
  • It helps to keep hot food hot and cold food cold
  • It is a low cost and sanitary choice for food service packaging
  • It is bacteria-resistant
  • It doesn’t attract rodents or insects

These are just some of the reasons why you should choose polystyrene foam packaging. The strength, durability and lightness of the packaging make it energy efficient, cost effective and extremely flexible.

Versatile Packaging Material

Polystyrene packaging is available in two different forms – foam and solid. Foamed polystyrene is used for cups, plates, bowls, egg cartons and protection for shipping appliances, electronic products, fragile items etc.

Solid polystyrene is used for CD cases, some food containers, cutlery, yogurt containers etc.

Polystyrene protective packaging comes in two primary forms –   loose fill and shape moulded packaging. Loose fill enables different shaped items, such as office stationery or cosmetics to be shipped in the same container. Shape moulded packaging fits securely around products like computers, TVs, electronic equipment and appliances to protect them during shipping and transit

Loose fill and shape moulding are lighter in weight than other forms of protective packaging and this saves energy and keeps costs down for shipment.

At Vertapak we provide a wide range of polystyrene foam packaging solutions so contact us now if you need any advice.