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Industrial Packaging is the next component of the logistics we have to
The Industrial Packaging refers to the packaging that is used either
during the manufacturing process or after. Sometimes, the manufacturer might
feel that standard packaging may not be sufficient for a safe transport of his
products. He feels more protection for
the product must be there so that the customer will receive the product safely
without any damage to the product. Damage, small or big, destroys business
which means that the customer tends to lose confidence in the company which
does not take of a safe transit of the product to a customer. The packaging
must withstand long shelf times, environmental damage and transit hazards. When
the product reaches the customer, the packaging, in short, must have maintained
quality and consistency.
And packaging solutions depend on the product to be transported to the
Industrial packaging gives extra
protection to the product for extended storage.
The product itself first of all must be conserved for its travel for
long stretches of distance and time. The product therefore must be so sealed
that it is completely safe from any external contamination.
Generally industrial goods are
often heavier than other normal products thus making handling very difficult
and hazardous. To match the size and bulk of the product, the materials to be
used in packaging must be properly selected.
The common industrial packaging
materials include stainless steel, solid wooden crates and skids, and plastic (bottles & containers; heavy-duty
To mention a few of the more
popular industrial packaging: corrugated packaging; foam products, wood crates
and pallets, reusable cases, different kinds of bags like polybags, zip bags
and static shielding bags.
Most significantly, the
industrial packaging must satisfy the international packaging standards; it
must meet the quality control requirements of both the countries of manufacture
and the destination.
The industrial packaging market
promises a huge hike as the global economies come to more and more use of
industrial products.there is tremendous growth momentum; but, it is totally
different subject demanding greater attention to many details. It is not within our scope here to go to
study the industrial packaging market and its dynamic scenario.
We will proceed to the next topic in our
logistics in our next session.