Kraft paper, bubble wrap, or even corrugated cardboard: which protective packaging should you choose for your parcels? Britwrap brings you some answers in this article.
Essential protective packaging to protect your parcels
There is a wide choice of protective packaging suitable for your products. Cushioning materials promote the protection of the goods and enhance the customer experience. Properly chosen, they can also improve the productivity of your packaging line.
The most used wedging materials
Among the essential protective packaging to protect your goods, find:
Bubble wrap: this material is generally used to individually wrap the different products in a package. It is also used to fill the void. Bubble wrap is available in different thicknesses to meet all needs. Shockproof thanks to its thousands of air bubbles, it offers optimal protection for your most fragile products.
Kraft paper: ecological, protective, and reliable. This material comes as a roll to be cut according to your needs. It serves as packaging for your products but can also be used as cushioning inside the package. The advantage of kraft paper is that it is customizable in terms of colors and printing a logo, for example. For optimal protection of your products, opt for a paperweight adapted to the weight of the goods.
Air cushions: ready to use or to inflate, these cushions are made up of 99% air. As a result, they generate little waste and insignificant weight, which is a major advantage for shipping your parcels. Easy to use, the air cushions provide optimal protection for your products during transport.
Packaging with integrated protection
Innovations have been well underway in the packaging sector in recent years. Now, there is packaging with integrated wedging. They offer several advantages, such as:
- A better rate of order preparation;
- A neat presentation of your products;
- Optimal protection of the goods during transport.
These packaging with integrated wedging can come in different formats. To provide protective packaging for your goods, choose, for example:
Boxes, cases, cartons and crates with built-in protection: these protective packaging may contain shockproof protective foam or plastic film wedging to protect the product from shocks and vibrations.
Padded envelopes and pouches: ideal for shipping small products, these envelopes offer optimal protection during transport. They can be padded with bubble wrap or foam. Lightweight, these envelopes with built-in protection have little impact on shipping costs.
Eco-responsible protective packaging
Consumers are increasingly sensitive to environmental protection. Thus, the packaging sector is constantly evolving to meet these new requirements. At a time when consumption tends to become more eco-responsible, you have no doubt thought about opting for more virtuous protective packaging for the planet. Here is an overview of the products available on the market.
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Crimps of cardboard or recycled paper
Cardboard or paper cushioning fibers are used to effectively cushion and protect products. Accordion-folded, they are ideal for packaging, protecting and ecologically showcasing your products. In addition, this material is clean and does not release any dust, providing an optimal customer experience.
Like cardboard or paper crimps, wood fiber offers very good protection for the goods while limiting the impact of your package on the environment. Biodegradable, the wood fiber is resistant to shocks and crushing and offers excellent thermal insulation. Finally, this material enhances the products by giving the parcel a natural appearance.
Kraft paper is the best example of recyclable packaging. Indeed, this product is made from wood chips without harmful solvents, which makes it a 100% recyclable and biodegradable material. Opaque protects the products from light and thus ensures their preservation. Its main advantage is to be very resistant. It is, therefore, ideal for protecting any type of product during transport while providing an aesthetic appearance to the package.
Recycled corrugated cardboard
Recycled corrugated cardboard is thick enough to protect products but also malleable enough to form the desired shape. It offers optimal protection against shocks during transport and good resistance against perforation. 100% recycled and recyclable, corrugated cardboard is an eco-responsible protective packaging.
To protect and secure your products, you can choose between different solutions, from the most traditional to the most eco-responsible. Opt for protections whose characteristics are adapted to your goods. Last advice, and not least: consider including a “Fragile product” label for your most fragile products. This can be a plus in ensuring the integrity of your merchandise.
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