What Is Dunnage? Uses, Benefits and More

 

Dunnage is a term that is commonly used in the shipping industry and by industrial packaging technicians — but what exactly does it mean? Depending on who you talk to, an entire shipping container could be referred to as dunnage. More often, though, the term is used to describe internal packaging components like metal or plastic bracing, planks, blocks or boards that are used to secure and support packages during handling and shipping. Continue reading…


How to Determine the Right Shipping Tape for Packaging Hazardous Materials

 

When shipping hazardous materials, even the smallest details matter. You obviously need to choose boxes and containers that are suitable for your application and then label them properly, but there is one part you may not have even considered: the right shipping tape. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has rules in place for just about every aspect of shipping hazardous materials by air, ground and sea, so it should come as no surprise that there are regulations on the types of tape that can be used and how that tape should be applied. Continue reading…


What Materials Should Be Cushioned with Air Pillows?

When it comes to keeping items safe while in transit, traditional materials like packing peanuts and bubble wrap have largely been replaced by air pillows. If you’ve ever ordered anything from Amazon, you probably know exactly what we are talking about. The e-commerce giant was one of the first to embrace these air-filled plastic pouches, and several other companies have followed suit. Continue reading…


Class 3 Flammable Liquid Class: All You Need to Know

 

When transporting hazardous materials, how do shippers correctly label their cargo? There are numerous classifications for a wide range of materials that are classified as hazardous or dangerous for a number of reasons, including explosiveness, causticness, and flammability. The class 3 flammable liquids class contains liquids with flash points of no more than 60.5 degrees Celsius or 141 degrees Fahrenheit. It also contains molten materials in their liquid phase with flash points that are no greater than 37.8 degrees Celsius or 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Because there are numerous products and materials that fit into this class, understanding how to properly label and transport them is extremely important. Here are a few things you need to know about the class 3 flammable liquid class. Continue reading…


What Is an Oxygen Generator Box and Why Do I Need One?

 

When shipping items that contain or are made with potentially hazardous materials, there are strict regulations that mandate what type of packaging must be used, how the item can be transported, etc. An oxygen generator is one specific example of a product that must be shipped in a manner that complies with certain regulations. If you need to ship one of these devices by air, you can’t just send it in any old packaging you have lying around. It must be packaged in an oxygen generator box that is designed specifically for this application. What is an oxygen generator box, and why do you need one? Keep reading to find out the answers. Continue reading…