One of the major aspects of any company’s supply chain is the packaging. If it is expensive, your business will lose a big opportunity for a return on investment and if it is too shoddy, your products will get damaged mid shipping, slowing your supply chain or disappointing your customers.
In this article, Mr. Gaurav Jalan, Founder, and Director of Packman Packaging Pvt Ltd which is India’s top packaging manufacturing company talks about the essential characteristics of good industrial packaging.
It Must Minimize the Damage
Packages go through plenty of stress. They can fall from a conveyor belt; can be dropped from forklifts or fall from broken pallets. As your products become unusable due to a mistake, it will cost more than twice as much to get your product to the buyer.
The idea is to select sturdy materials that will safeguard your products from damage. Along with the mishaps above, you must also consider a package’s exposure to the surroundings such as high winds, leaking roofs, and extreme temperatures.
It Has to be Sealed Effectively
A good seal to your packaging make is just as vital as a quality cushioning. If your box gets open mid-travel, all the protective cushioning in the world would not make a difference.
There are several sealants that will effectively keep your package remain closed. Just do not scrimp on expense. Using more of a poor-quality sealant does not ensure the safety of your materials.
Needs to Contain Proper Cushioning
Cushioning is a loose material between your products in the industrialized packaging. Some common examples are Styrofoam or biodegradable packing peanuts, bubble-out bags, bubble wrap, and foam sheets.
Fragile and collectible items need to have 3 inches of cushioning around the inside of the box for optimal safety without overpricing your budget. This is expensive and at times for fragile items. Being safe can make you save lots of money. Test the packaging you look to select before sending your first products. Flip using a sample box. Shaken it a bit. Are your items protected inside?
It has to be Efficient
Opt for a package with minimal extra space, as it will lead to damaged products or a requirement for extra cushioning. Excess materials lead to excess expense and potential damage.
Strong, lightweight materials are the best selection for normal packages. The most frequently used materials are corrugated cardboard, hollowed plastics, and aluminum. Take the benefit of cardboard and plastics made of recycled materials or reusable designs. Green supply chain options can save your company good money when coordinated correctly.
Having a solid foundation regarding the qualities necessary when choosing industrial packaging can save your company through safe shipping without overpaying. Use these qualities as a guideline for your packaging standards for a more efficient experience.
Mr. Gaurav Jalan is the Founder and Director of Packman Packaging, one of the largest Indian packaging company that has been serving some of the world’s eminent technology, pharmaceutical, retail, fast-moving consumer goods, food, courier, publication, Jewellery, fashion, e-commerce organizations for the past 30 years.
A brilliant academic, a good graphic designer and a graduate from India’s top management institutes, Mr. Jalan is a visionary businessman and an eminent spokesperson on matters related to the Indian Packaging industry. He has witnessed and as well as participated in the growth process of India’s packaging industry’s that was few billions dollar market in 2010, grew into USD 31 billion in 2015 and is expected to turn$72 billion by 2020.
Under the leadership of Mr Gaurav Jalan, Packman.co.in (Packman’s official website) became India’s first e-commerce store for packaging solutions in the year 2002 (5 years before Flipkart was launch).
In years 2003-2005, when the majority of Indian packaging companies were primarily focused on their revenue and operations, Packman under Mr Jalan’s leadership has started using eco-friendly and recycled packaging raw materials.
Today, Packman Packaging manufactures more than one lakhs of corrugated rolls, corrugated boxes, high quality bubble sheets, safety/courier bags and more from it state of art manufacturing unit, located in Delhi NCR region. The manufacturing unit uses some of the world’s most advanced packaging material manufacturing machinery with world’s best printing technology that ensures Packman’s customers get fast and efficient delivery, high-quality brand representation through their product packaging.