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Best Crating Solutions for Fragile Parts

From tough tubes to custom containers, the packaging industry offers an abundance of effective crating solutions that provide excellent protection for your fragile parts. These products can help protect your fragile parts against handling and shipping damage that can occur in transit, whether you’re shipping by air, land, or sea. They also offer protection against damages that can occur when boxes are moved or jostled while in storage.

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Even the most heavy duty containers might need a little something extra, as a sturdy exterior might not be enough to prevent products and parts from shifting, vibrating, and experiencing other movements while in transit or being stored. Download our Vibration Dampening Case Study
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The following are just a few extras you can use to help secure fragile parts inside wood, corrugated, plastic, and other types of packaging containers: 

  • Air Pouches
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Compression Packs
  • Corrugated Trays
  • Blocking & Bracing
  • Foam Dividers/Inserts
  • Polyethylene Cushioning
  • Secondary Containers
  • Styrofoam
  • Saddles

crating solutions foam insertsIf you’re interested in crating solutions that come equipped with cushioning, you might consider a standard or custom foam-lined shipper. Foam lined shippers are containers that have several built-in layers of thick foam, which offer superior shock absorption and extraordinary protection against vibration.

While they come in all shapes and sizes, foam shippers can also be customized according to your exact specifications.

  • Most foam shippers are reusable
  • Many have locking tabs for added security
  • Shippers can be used alone or as a secondary container.

crating solutionsWhile there are many cutting-edge products on the market today, it might take a little legwork to find the best crating solutions for your specific fragile parts. One of the main things to consider is that in some cases, you may have to purchase separate products as a compliment to the packaging containers.

Valley Box offers a wide variety of custom crating solutions for your fragile shipping needs.

Contact a Valley Box shipping expert today to find out how we can help make sure your shipment has a safe journey

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Written by Valley Box Company

Valley Box demonstrates what is possible beyond just the typical wooden crate. This specialty crating manufacturer works with a wide variety of materials from wood to plastic, corrugated, metals and more. Discover how to take specialty crating to the next level.