What is the most important step that you need to take account for when you are going to package a fragile item for shipping. What is considered a fragile item? There are many items that are considered fragile. All the time, energy, and knowledge that is put into a piece of artwork, painting, sculpture, antique clock, luxury furniture to a piece of machinery with very expensive parts. These are all considered fragile items. Because the process of shipping these items is a concerning time, you need to have the right tools and the expertise behind the crating company that you choose.
How to Package a Fragile Item for Shipping
The first step on packaging a fragile item for shipping is a custom designed crate. Custom designed crates look at the size, weight, delicateness and protrusions that it needs to take account for when crating. When designing a crate, you need to take account for how you are packaging a fragile item for shipping. What do you use inside the crate? It depends on what you are crating. There is different padding you can use like Styrofoam, used in different densities, foam in different thicknesses and even bubble wrap. There are different ways to secure the item inside the crate. It depends on how the crate was designed.
Once you have that crate designed, you put your expertise to work. Cutting the wood and plywood and assembling the crate. You then place the fragile item into the crate using the chosen padding or securing the item inside the crate. The expertise of crating takes years and trials. In or shop at, Industrial Crating Pack and Services, there was one statue that stood out. It was around 5’ tall and the was thin. It needed to be shipped standing up. Crating this took some thinking. How we ended up crating this statue was fun. He made the base which included foam to have it sit on. Then it was secured with strapping at different levels going up so the crate was open inside. The way that he crated this item allowed for a little bit of movement but kept the statue secure.
The amazing knowledge of crating that we have, takes us a step above the others.
We take care of your special items to package and crate for shipping. There are many ways to crate. Every situation and every project take the time to decide how is the best way to crate your item. Please give us a call to quote your project for CRATING!
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