Businesses face many challenges when shipping products, especially when dealing with awkwardly shaped items. Ensuring you wrap and protect these items effectively is of utmost importance for successful delivery. In this blog, we will discuss innovative and creative tips to wrap and package these unconventional items to ensure their safe arrival at their destinations. Improve your shipping processes and ensure customer satisfaction with every order with these ways to wrap awkward-shaped items for shipping.
Selecting the Right Packaging Materials
The first step in the process is to choose the right primary packaging materials. Depending on an item’s shape and size, you may opt for a cardboard box, bubble wrap, foam peanuts, air pillows, or packing paper. You might also use foam or corrugated inserts to further secure your item. Choosing primary packaging that provides sufficient protection and support to the item makes it easier to stack it into a secure product pallet for shipment. This improves safety and efficiency during transit.
Using the Right Stretch Wrapper
You can further secure product loads with a consistent and powerful stretch wrap solution. One of the best ways to wrap awkward-shaped products for shipment is to choose a stretch wrapper that can handle a wide range of product types. Features like powerful pre-stretch and comprehensive, programmable settings allow you to secure product loads to a pallet so they remain stable, safe, and undamaged throughout the supply chain.
Applying the Right Containment Force
Stretch film creates containment force, which is the pressure that holds your product load together. If you use too much wrapping force, irregular shapes such as sharp corners can puncture the film and put your products at risk. That’s why it’s important to choose a stretch wrap solution with versatile, customizable containment force settings.
Robopac USA’s automatic and semi-automatic stretch wrappers use Cube Technology, which allows you to wrap the most difficult loads. Our stretch wrappers create a consistent and dependable solution for every type of product that moves through your packaging line. They accomplish this by looking at the product load in nine different layers and controlling settings like wrap speed, pre-stretch, force, and more.
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