You can find all the materials you need for securing and sending packages of any size or substance; Including Shopping and Food Bags, Mailing Boxes, Shrink Wrap, Bubble Wrap and more. For operations small or large, you’re sure to find boxes, bags, packing equipment and accessories perfect for keeping your business moving.
What Is The Best Packing Material?
There are benefits to each packing material, so it does depend on the item you’re packing, the distance it is travelling, and its distribution needs in general. Let’s go through some of the more popular options below:
Bubble Wrap is a packing material consisting of bubbles of air trapped in thin plastic. It’s durable, flexible, and provides good cushioning, so it absorbs the items’ weight as well as mild impacts and shocks during transit. It’s one of the most widely used packing materials.
Loose Fills like polystyrene packing chips create, when packed up properly and tightly, an in-box cushioning that encompasses your parcel or item(s). Unlike bubble wrap, which is focused around the item itself and protects it upon movement, these fill the whole box to limit your items’ movement altogether. It is also easy to recycle polystyrene loose fill because it is biodegradable.
Padded Mailing Bags are useful for smaller items that aren’t necessarily flat, but compact enough to be sent in smaller packaging options. Often an envelope lined with a layer of bubble wrap, these are ideal and cost-effective distribution essentials for small packages that require to be sent with care.
Stretch Wrap or pallet wrap is a packing material best suited to businesses with large-scale logistics and distribution needs. Stretch wrap is wrapped around pallets and crates to firmly secure the items you’re transporting, giving you peace of mind that your products will be secure during transit and warehouse handling.
Shrink Wrap, similar to stretch wrap, is another warehouse or distribution centre essential for moving large items, or larger quantities of items, between warehouse, transportation, and their end location. The wrap is stretched over your goods before a heat source is applied, causing a reaction that shrinks the plastic securely and tightly around your boxes and pallets. It is extremely reliable as a packing material. Ryman Business UK supply all of these packing materials and more in our extensive range. Create a business account with us to place an order today.
How Do You Pack A Carton Box?
Packing Cartons, or carton boxes, are the most commonly used packing materials for delivering heavy or larger objects that don’t require crates. There are a few steps to consider when packing a carton box to ensure your delivery and stock arrives safely, and the first is to pack your boxes so that they’re completely full. Line the bottom of the box with the cushioning material of your choice - Bubble Wrap or Loose fill - to provide a supportive base layer for your items. Then, put heavy items on the bottom. This stops your lighter or smaller items from being crushed and also creates a weighted foundation on the base so it is less likely to tip during transit. Wrap small items or fragile items in their own layer of packaging. If you’ve placed padding on the bottom of the box and larger item(s) on top, then each smaller item should be wrapped in a material such as Bubble Wrap for extra cushioning. When the box is packed, make sure you can close it properly. If it doesn’t close flat after a final layer of loosefill, then you need to remove some items. Having the lid close properly means it can be securely and properly fastened with packing tape or wrap. Any inside pressure or obstruction leads to a loosened seal, risking an unfortunate breakage or breach in the packaging. Make sure each box is labelled correctly and taped up securely.