Popular Packaging Materials

One of the most important parts of shipping products is the material which you use to ship. It is the packing materials which keep your products safe, secure, and free fromPopular Packaging Materials damage when they arrive at their destination. There is a wide variety of different packing materials to choose from, depending on your need, preference, and budget.

Pallets and Crates

Pallets and crates are very important in shipping. Crates act as a secondary wrapping for your products, so that you can be sure that they will arrive at their destination safely.

Pallets are also important in the shipping and receiving process. Pallets keep your products off the ground or off the floor in the back of the delivery truck. This will protect your products from dirt and moisture. The best part about pallets and crates, is that they are made of wood, and are oftentimes 100% recyclable, which coincides greatly with many business’s sustainability promises.

Shrink Wrap

Shrink wrap can be used as either a primary or secondary form of packaging. You can shrink wrap the product itself, or you can shrink wrap a bunch of products together on a pallet for easier (and safer) shipping.

Shrink wrap also keeps your packages from getting punctured and from abrasions. It also offers impact resistance. This extra layer of protection in the packaging, shipping, handling, and receiving processes are often a common factor in why companies (and individual consumers) choose to shrink wrap their products. One important benefit to using shrink wrap is the cost. It is much cheaper and easier to recycle than corrugated boxes, another packing material which provides the same type of protection.

Vacuum Packaging

If you have packages which need to be sealed airtight, then vacuum packaging is the best choice. This type of packaging is often used for perishable foods, dehydrated foods, medical materials, or anything that needs to be hermetically sealed.  In essence, this style of packaging is for sensitive materials in the sense that they should not be exposed to the elements.

When a product is vacuum packed for shipping, it keeps oxygen from getting into the product. This keeps out mold, bacteria, and yeast.

Preservation Packaging

Preservation packaging is useful when you need your product be safe, protected, and fresh when it gets to its destination. One common type of preservation packaging in shipping is bubble wrap. Bubble wrap is very lightweight, so it will not add to the weight of your product, which would add to the shipping costs. It is also relatively inexpensive. One huge benefit of using bubble wrap, is that it provides impact protection during shipping, ensuring that the product will be intact when it arrives at its destination.

Plastic Packaging

Though it may seem silly, plastic is still a valid form of packaging.  Not all “packaging” refers to the need of shipping products somewhere else.  Maybe your products are small, and can be tossed around a little bit without ending up damaged.  An example of a product of this nature would be a lunch box.  Thought it may not seem like it, a lunchbox is a prime example of product packaging, and its materials are (for the most part) plastic.

Plastic packaging allows the vendors to do some pretty cool things – design, creative imaging, molding, hi-res printing, and more.  This gives greater flexibility to the end-use of the product and also creates for some interestingly packaged materials!


The bottom line is this: no matter what the item is, you can find a packaging material to suit your needs.  Our custom line of products, whether it be binders, boxes, or recycled materials, is sure to meet the safety and budgetary needs of your product lines!  Request a quote from our sales team today!