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Internal Technology - Thinking "Inside" the box

Although most exterior boxes are really similar in design, it is what is going on inside that really provides the protection. 

Placing your product into a box and shipping it without adequate internal protection may lead to extensive payload damage due to vibration, impact or environment conditions during transport.

Our packaging design team can provide customized solutions
for securing your product internally. Planning the internal bracing
streamlines your pack time and creates an easy to use component.

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Saddles & Tie Downs

Custom made wood and steel saddle components connect directly
to the container's base and support your product's payload
during shipment.

To prevent abrasion to the product while in transit
addles can be lined with:

  • Foam
  • Carpet 
  • Rubber neoprene  

Tie down devices or ratchet straps hold your product in-place
can easily be installed into the shipping container.
Tie downs work particularly well in conjunction with saddles. 

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Cushioning Products: Foam, Bubble, Loosefill

Poly foam prevents damage from vibration and shock
from impact during transit. Our engineers understand the strengths and limitations of foam densities and the load-bearing characteristics. We offer several methods for fitting your product into foam, each method has its own strengths and selection depends on your product's packaging needs. Water jet - Molded - Die cut

Bubble cushioning is a great solution for electronic components, glassware and spare parts. Choose from regular to anti-static. Available in three bubble sizes, 3/16", 5/16" and 1/2". 

Loose fill or "Packing Peanuts" easily fill in and around the contents
of a shipping box, providing a cushion of protection on all sides.
Made of moisture-proof material, peanuts are a lightweight packing alternative that saves on shipping costs, yet are durable enough to
be reused. Types available: Regular, Anti-static & Biodegradable

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Special Coatings: Paint, Carpet, Neoprene & Truck bed liner

Painted containers experience reduced damage from moisture
and rain. This is a cost effective way to increase the lifespan of your wood shipping container in harsher environments.

Carpeting or Neoprene are often utilized as a low cost solution
to surface abrasions. By applying at the contact points of saddles,
blocking and bracing, delicate finishes and materials are protected.

Truck bed liner is an industrial strength coating sprayed directly
onto the surface and helps to extend the life of your container.
It is an environmentally friendly product and offers long term
adhesion to your container. Learn about other environmentally
friendly products in our Green Business section of our website.

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Blocking & Bracing

Blocking and bracing is the practice of using pieces of wood to reinforce your product's support in its packaging.

Dimensional lumber is custom sized during a pack job to strategically hold your product in place during transit.

Valley Box prides itself with the ability to properly block and brace items in anticipation of rough handling during transportation to its destination.

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Helpful Downloads

Cushion Packaging Master Chart

Product page:
Corrugated & Foam

Product Page:
Internal Technology

Case Study:
Vibration Dampening