To protect products and materials during transport, distribution and storage, a variety of packaging types is available. In warehouse and manufacturing applications, packaging includes containers, protective dunnage, unitizing materials that hold several items together to form a complete load, and pallets that provide a stable platform for transport. All of these packaging components come in varying sizes, shapes and materials, depending on the items or products they are protecting. Typical applications include holding and protecting bulk materials, cases, loads or individual items for shipping and receiving, organizing products in static or automated storage systems, and acting as a receptacle to hold picked items for a discrete order.
There are four primary types of Packaging. These include:
Packaging is used in a variety of areas to move materials throughout a facility:
Packaging provides a variety of benefits:
Packaging protects products and components during shipping and storage. It is used by nearly every industry, including: