No one really likes their goods delivered in a damaged state – and if they do receive, the blame immediately goes on the packers and transport guys! And we don't really want to be one of those who deliver goods throwing caution to the wind – we want to deliver them as carefully and cautiously as we can. Which is why, we've written this post – entirely dedicated to the best packaging materials available out there. Read on:
Foam peanuts: These foam peanuts, commonly known as ‘packaging peanuts' are the best buffers in packaging. They are typically used to fill up the hardboard boxes after the goods have been put in – to leave no space inside, thus minimizing the damage. These are primarily used when the goods are fragile in nature. The small size of these foam peanuts are what make them easily usable – plus, they are pretty cost effective too.
Bubble wrap: All-time favorite packaging material, the bubble wrap is fun to play with, but equally efficient too! Easily breakable materials such as those made of glass, or even electronic devices come wrapped in the bubble wrap. The bubble wrap not only makes the goods water-proof but it also adds a layer of cushioning to the goods – which keeps the goods safe damage even in case of volatility.
Foam sheet: This sheet comes handy when the shape and structure of the goods are not uniform – the foam sheet can be easily cut out and adjusted to the shape of the goods required. Foam sheets may be used in combination with bubble wraps and foam peanuts too, but they are expressly used when usage of the former two is not possible.
Wrapping paper: Wrapping paper is an add-on when it comes to packaging. It is either used to pack lightweight goods or is used to wrap the boxes, just to improve the look of them. However, if packing paper is used for the latter purpose, it is usually waterproof and thick – so that it doesn't tear during transportation.
Inflatables: This is the latest technology that creates air pockets within the boxes. The air pockets create a buffer zone between the box and the items placed inside – and this keeps the items safe despite the jerks during transportation and movement. The inflatables are used especially when the items are of high value.