Choose the right cardboard box

The packaging should be matched to the characteristics of the product that will be transported in it. The cardboard should have an appropriate hardness and should not have mechanical damage. Depending on the sensitivity of the goods to damage and its weight, the appropriate thickness of the packaging should be selected - for example, for packages weighing more than 5 kg, use a cardboard with a minimum two-layer texture (with a density of 600 g / m2), for packages over 20 kg, use a three-layer texture (with a density of over 750 g / m2).

How to check the quality of the packaging?

Squeeze the top, side and edge of the package - if the cardboard deforms or damages, it means that the outer packaging is not suitable.

Fill the package

Apply material that fills the empty space inside the cardboard. The task of the filling is to accept external factors acting on the shipment and not transfer them to the product. Proper filling of the package prevents its damage due to cruding.

How to check the quality of the filling?

Squeeze the top and side of the package - if the carton crushes, it means that the cardboard is not filled or the filling is insufficient.

Block products inside

Immobilization of the product is designed to counteract the possibility of moving the contents inside the package. The moving product can damage itself (e.g. another product, packaging) or puncture the packaging and damage another shipment.

How to check the quality of immobilisation?

Pick up and shake the packaging - if the contents are found to move inside the package, it means that the contents are not properly immobilized.

Separate the product inside

Separating products from each other eliminates the possibility of mutual damage to products or damage to the packaging. Use this way of packing when sending multiple unit packs.

How to check the correctness of the packaging?

Pick up and shake the shipment - if there are sounds from the inside of the shipment (stacks, bells) it means that the products are not separated.

Secure the product

Under transport conditions, the fixed location of the shipment cannot be ensured, so all pages of the contents inside the package must be evenly secured and have a relatively stable position. It should be remembered that in the sorting and transport process, the shipment can be arranged in different ways - on each side.

How to check product security?

Press the top and two side parts of the package - if the packaged product is felt by the packaging, it means that it is not protected on each side and has contact with the packaging.

Close and seal

Properly closed and sealed packaging does not allow the package to open on its own and the contents are losted. The method of proper closing and wrapping the shipment - closing on the so-called double letter "H". Use tape with a minimum width of 48 mm.

How to check the correctness of closing and sealing?

Press the top and bottom of the package at the place of gluing with adhesive tape - if the adhesive tape peels off from the cardboard, thus causing access to the contents, it means that the shipment is incorrectly closed and sealed.

The "carton-to-carton" method

Products from sensitive groups, including sharp objects such as a knife, a pocket knife, should be packed using the "carton-in-carton" method - the space between the outer and inner cardboard will additionally secure the goods. This method is also recommended for sending other goods, the transport of which requires special care.

Cosmetics in glass packaging packaged using the "carton to carton" method should be additionally wrapped with bubble wrap / foam. The carton should be adjusted depending on the weight - a five-layer carton with a density of 650g/m2 (up to a weight of 5 kg) or a density of 750gm/m2 (with a weight of more than 5kg).