Five criteria for protective packaging

The core function of packaging is to protect the items that are shipped within, so that they will arrive safely at their destination. However, how can you be sure that your packaging will do this successfully? These five tips will help to ensure the safety of your packages during transport.




1. Use separate protection for each item. When you are shipping multiple items within one package, it is important to use separate forms of protection for each item. Make sure that your items are not touching each other, and use padding or inserts to keep them apart. This will help to prevent them from being damaged if the package is dropped or bumped.


2.Packaging size matters. The size of the package you are using can also have an impact on its safety. Try to use a box or container that is the right size for the items you are shipping. If the package is too big or too small, it can be more susceptible to damage.


3. Shock resistance. In order to protect your items from damage, it is important to use packaging that is shock resistant. This means that the material will be able to absorb some of the impact if the package is dropped or bumped. Ensuring shock resistance can be done through filling materials such as bubble plastic. However, a more sustainable option is for example to tailor the packaging in such a way that the item is already secured in one place.

4. Climate proof. While we at ZeroPackaging find it important that our packaging is not harmful to the environment, the opposite must also be true. Packaging materials must therefore be waterproof, so that the package will not be weakened due to moisture. Furthermore, climate proof packaging also entails that the packaging is resilient to different levels of temperature.


5. Label properly. One of the simplest ways to ensure the safety of your packages is to make sure that they are properly labelled. This will help to avoid any confusion during transport, and will ensure that the correct items are delivered to the correct destination.


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