Preferably new, corrugated cardboard boxes. If reusing boxes, they should be in a optimal state and any adhesive labels from previous shipments must be removed.
The size of the packaging must always be suitable for the nature and weight of the shipment. Half-empty boxes are more likely to warp, while over-filled boxes may tear open. Double-wall corrugated cardboard is ideal for heavier parcels. Belts or strapping should be used as a safe means of sealing and securing boxes. If this is not possible, use high-quality adhesive tape.
Use strong/resistant adhesive tape with a minimum width of 50 mm. For regular slotted containers (RSC) where the sides meet in the centre, attach three strips of adhesive tape both on the top and bottom of the box, to ensure that the openings in the middle and on both sides are sealed.
CORNER PROTECTORS (EXTERNAL PACKAGING)
Made from plastic or recycled cardboard. These distribute pressure evenly to avoid any damage to the box.
It is important to use direction labels for non-solid materials.