For example, a customer that produces commercial roll up doors was using 25′ -50′ spiral tubes to package commercial overhead doors. Each overhead door is a custom size. The customer would cut the tubes to length and split the spiral tubes in half in order to wrap them around the rolled door. Then the package was strapped with 500# polypropylene strap. The polypropylene strap was manually tensioned and sealed. This strap broke quite often. Furthermore, the doors rattled around inside of the split tube and created lots of damage. To make matters worse, the tubes had a cost of $25 to $40 each.
After many tests, we suggested scored triwall corrugated sheets to replace the spiral tubes. The triwall was cheaper, easier to handle, and took less storage space. We also convinced the customer to switch to using a BXT-19 with 5/8″ x .040 PET. The PET was the correct break strength and the BXT was quicker. By tightly strapping the corrugated around the rolled up doors, they experienced far less damage in transit. All of these suggestions ended up saving the customer 50% of their packaging cost.
To learn more about how you can choose the right product for your packaging needs, contact one of IPS Packaging’s trained packaging specialists. You will learn all you need to know to make an informed decision…and possibly save money while you are at it!