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### Packing little things can make a big difference

1. 1. Packing CartonsLittle Things can Make a Big Difference Expanded Presentation February 21, 2011 By Philip Vantassel, C.P.M. Printer1@Charter.net
2. 2. Questions?• Who has received packages?• Who has received broken items?
3. 3. Why Broken Items?• Air – the shippers enemy• How items are packed• The material used to pack
4. 4. How to Calculate Carton Size• Size of item being shipped – 8.5x11”• Maximum weight of carton – Client specification – Standard is 40 pounds in printing
5. 5. Width and Height• Add .125” on all sides – Allows items not to get caught up in carton – Allows for variation in manufacturing• Add additional space is needed when there are multiple items across the carton• Size of item to be packed 8.5x11” – 11.25 x 8.75” inside carton
6. 6. Calculate Carton Dimensions • Length x Width x Height Height – 12.25” Width - 8.75”Length - 11.25”
7. 7. Depth• How are the items packaged? – Shrink-wrapped in 250’s or 500’s – Kraft wrapped in 250’s – Loose• Thickness of Item or Package?• Weight of item or Package?
8. 8. Calculate Carton Depth• Shrink wrap packages are 2” in Height• Weight is 6# per package• 40#/6=6 packages• 6 packages x 2” = 12” + .25• Carton weight = 1#
9. 9. Protect Product• Chipboard placed top and bottom• Chipboard protects bottom sheets from being wrinkled/creased from carton flaps. The chip board allows for smooth transition so bottom sheets do not need to be thrown out• The chipboard on the top protects the product from the knife so the blade doesn’t slice the top sheets when opening the carton
10. 10. Sealing with Clear Tape• Managers choice• Saves time – Semi-automated machines• Saves money• Brown/White reinforced tape
11. 11. Weakness of Clear tape• Clear tape is the weakest point of carton• To improve – use reinforced paper tapePaperClear
12. 12. Carton Reinforced Tape • Carton will break before tape will give
13. 13. Unstable Skid or Pallet• Cartons are more likely to move on a skid when they are stacked in straight lines.• Increased possibility of damage from cartons shifting or falling during transport
14. 14. Pack a Skid or Pallet• Brick wall• Interlocking
15. 15. Labeling• Position• Information on the label• Color
16. 16. Label Position• How is the carton going to be stacked?• Place on end that will be facing out• See where the customer prefers
17. 17. Label Information• Purchase Order number• Form number• Title of the form• Quantity• Language• Carton number to total number of cartons
18. 18. Label Color• Use color labels to differentiate between versions of the same form• For example: White – English Yellow - French
19. 19. CartonStrength
20. 20. Carton Material• Stamp with carton specifications• Size• SKU
21. 21. Low Profile Cartons• Increased surface to interlock on skid• Ability to go through shrink tunnel for international shipping specification
22. 22. Carton Shrink Machine • Shanklin Form-Flow Wrapper with Heat Shrink Wrapper - Model F3. – • Package size 4"W 1/8"H x 6"L minimum to 15"W x 6"H x 48"L.
23. 23. No Stack Cones•Use Multi Language if shipping over seas