Need for Packaging foam while transporting fragile goods
Why packaging foam? The cargo and freight industry is one of the largest industries worldwide. It is the basic need for any business to be able to ship its products if it has any plans to scale up. Customers do not look at the costs involved when it comes to sending things for their loved ones back home. But it is also essential for the freight industry to make sure that these shipments arrive at the destination in the same condition that it is shipped. This, unfortunately, is not the case more often than not. It is almost expected that fragile material which is sent for cargo will not be delivered in one piece.
The fragile and sensitive packages which are generally shipped include glassware, machined parts, artistic creations, paintings etc. The standard practice is to stuff the empty space of the shipping box with paper shreds or air bubble packs. Despite all the precautions and best practices used to pack sensitive components in a carton, there are numerous instances of parts being damaged in transit. So what could be a cost-effective method of protecting the fragile components during transit?
The Solution : Packaging Foam spray
PU Expanding packaging foam is a liquid polyurethane that is available in spray cans. The polyurethane becomes a semi-hard foam when it is exposed to air. This foam is thus, an excellent product for packaging odd-shaped or fragile objects for shipping because it conforms itself to the object’s shape and size to absorb a great deal of shock. Spray packaging foam is also significantly lighter, even after it has solidified; thus, shipping costs do not vary at all. Spray foam is available in kits, making it easy to use at home.
Advantages of packaging foam spray
The protection completely covers the freight and shapes itself around it.
Superior shock absorption and extremely lightweight!
Shipping costs don’t change!
- Put on safety goggles and rubber gloves.
- Use a heavy-duty plastic bag in the bottom of a cardboard shipping box.
- Spread the bag open such that it covers the entire bottom of the box. The top edge of the bag should fall along the outer side of
- Spray the foam using the nozzle attached to the tip of the spray can.
- Spray the foam as per the size into the bottom of the bag to fill almost 1/4 of the box’s height.
- Pull the edges of the plastic bag up over the foam. Fold it at the top. This is to cover the foam completely.
- Place the object meant for shipment on top of the foam-filled plastic bag.
- The foam will continue to expand by itself up and around the item.
- Place another heavy-duty plastic bag on top of the shipment item. Spread the bag. This makes it easier to spray foam into the bag.
- Spray enough PU foam to fill approximately 1/4 of the box’s height. You can also fill about the same amount as you
sprayed into the first bag.
- Fold the top bag above the second batch of spray foam so that it is contained and seal the box.