The Many Materials You Can Use For Cartridge Packaging
Packaging can sometimes be tough. There are just so many things to consider that making the right choices can be a bit daunting. But then again, maybe the mistakes you are making is not because of the many things you need to bring in mind but the fact that you are not really aware of these and don’t have the right insight related to these to make the right decision. For instance, you need to make cartridge packaging for your product. But the fact that you don’t know that there are so many materials so choose from and which one will be ideal for your product is the issue to look at from the beginning. When you are well aware of all these, coming to a final decision won’t be that hard.
Little do many manufacturers realize that to safely and successfully ship your products from one place to the other, you need to choose the right packaging material. The material too will make a huge difference. Just think of it this way that when you choose a high quality material and spend lots, but it’s not sturdy enough to hold against crashes or weight, then ultimately your product suffers and in the end your brand. You took all this time and spent all this money but got nothing in the end. In fact, you had to pay more than earn any profit.
This is exactly the reason why you need to choose a material that will allow a safe shipment of even the most fragile items. You don’t want your product to arrive in pieces, now do you? That is exactly why you need to bring into consideration a number of factors when you are about to choose a packaging material. This includes the material’s strength for the items that are being packed in it, your items value, weight of the item as well as material, and the fact that the package might be a subject to any heat or moisture or many other adverse conditions.
If you are not sure about the amount of protection that your item requires, you should think of choosing the material which is the strongest. Just to be on the safe side you see.
With that, let’s have a look at the different types of materials that are used for packaging and their strength level.
The cardboard boxes/material has got to be the oldest one around. They were introduced back in the early 1800 and since then they have been used for packaging. Since the material was cheaper to acquire and manufacture, and way easier to handle than those wooden creates that were also traditional in those times, this became a more popular choice. The wooden crates were used even before cardboard.
As of today, these boxes are created mainly from corrugated fiberboard that adds an extra hint of stability and strength. Here’s the best part, no amount of weight or thickness is increased, but the strength is good. But if you want double the strength, then you can use the double-walled material that is also readily available. It gives twice the amount of protection as you would get from normal boxes.
This is a frequently used material for packaging because it’s both cost-effective and light in weight. You have the choice of manufacturing the material in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs. This allows the companies to make their packaging for their products more convenient. This is also a great choice from customer point of view. Mainly one would think that plastic is one of those materials that cannot be disposed or recycled. Well, here’s the good news. There are some types that can be recycled and reused. So go for those as a manufacturer.
The best example of this material for packaging is edibles. From packing just one pudding cup to many other food items, you can use them in any way you want. It improves the product’s convenience which is what the customers look for in packaging.
Who hasn’t heard of this packaging material? It is perhaps the only one material that can offer heaps of entertainment long after it has been unpacked and reused. Many of us enjoy to pop the air bubbles that offers the wrapped items the cushioning they need.
You can even find video games stimulating the popping bubble wrap act. This virtual game has all those authentic sounds of snapping too. How much more fun can it get. But, getting back to the material for safety purpose, it is one of the most common packaging type that offer the most effective protection to even the most fragile items. The best part about the wrap is it doesn’t add any significant amount of weight or cost. There are many small items that need extra caution and care. You can wrap several layers of the bubble wrap for extra cushioning and protection.
Whenever there is a need to fill empty spaces, you use tissue paper for the job. This way, the items during their transit stay in their place and don’t hit the sides of the packaging. Contents that are fragile like porcelain or glass are most of the times wrapped in tissue paper before they are put inside another container for protective purpose during shipping.
For all those commercial products where there is a high priority of temper protection required, then shrink wrap is used. They are mainly used for DVDs or CDs. Once the item is wrapped inside the shrink wrap, then they apply heat to make the wrap shrink to the right size to fit perfectly. It has the ability to create a really tight seal and keep every bit of moisture away from the product. This is why most of the perishable items can also be used in the wrap.
So these are the type of materials that can either be used to make custom boxes or are used within them or around them for further safety. But all of them are of high value and you need to figure out which ones you need and for which products.