Protective Packaging

Protective packaging for automotive & aerospace parts

3 mins

When it comes to shipping car parts, aeroplane components and any other automotive products, a high-quality protective packaging solution is crucial.

Over 1.3 million cars were built in the UK in 2019 alone, with the average car consisting of 30,000 parts. That’s a lot of packaging needed to ensure immaculate deliveries!

Automotive and aerospace parts are extremely valuable, come in various shapes and sizes, and are often fragile. Because of this, a highly experienced and skilled supplier is needed to ensure the very best packaging solution for your products.

In this article, we’ll be exploring protective packaging solutions used at Swiftpak to help automotive and aerospace companies guarantee maximum protection for their products during transport.

Bespoke automotive & aerospace packaging solutions

Automotive and aerospace parts must arrive in immaculate condition. If a part becomes damaged during delivery, a costly replacement or repair job could be needed. Very costly in fact. So, in order to achieve maximum protection and save costs, a bespoke solution is often the way to go.

At Swiftpak, we design bespoke packaging solutions for high value automotive and aerospace products that require personalised protection. Using our expert knowledge combined with a range of materials such as cardboard, stratocell, and more, we provide the right packaging solution for you.

Corrosion protection - VCI Paper Rolls

A common problem amongst the automotive and aerospace industry is the corrosion of metals during transport. Most metals are prone to rapid corrosion when exposed to minimal moisture and oxygen. This problem is compounded when automotive and aerospace parts are shipped long-distance and overseas. This often leads to exposure in extreme environments, humidity and salt spray for long periods of time.

VCI Paper Rolls protect the surface of your valuable automotive and aerospace parts against corrosion and oxidation. The paper emits molecules that settle on metal surfaces, creating a thin, invisible layer for protection. This protects metal surfaces by interrupting the electrochemical corrosion process caused by moisture, oxygen and other contaminants in the atmosphere. Meaning with VCI Paper Rolls, you can ship high value automotive and aerospace parts without the worry of corrosion.

Damage prevention – Impact Labels

When dealing with highly valuable goods, damage prevention packaging must be considered. For the automotive and aerospace industry, impact labels are a great way to increase the chance of goods arriving in perfect condition.

Once applied and activated, impact labels detect hits beyond a specified G-level, releasing a dye into the tube. This creates a permanent indication of rough handling, allowing you to identify the point in the delivery process the package was mis-handled. How does this prevent damage you ask? Well, impact labels influence the behaviour of handlers to ensure they treat your package with care.

Impact labels are available in 6 increments of G-level. 25G, 37G, 50G, 75G and 100G. Choosing the right impact label for your automotive or aerospace product depends on the degree of cushioning needed and product fragility. If you need  help choosing an impact label for your packaging solution, speak to an expert at Swiftpak today, we’ be happy to help.

To conclude

When looking for the optimal protective packaging solution for your automotive or aerospace product, it’s best to seek advice from a packaging expert. After all, they have the knowledge, experience and ability to put personalised solutions in place to guarantee protection.

If you’re looking for an expert packaging supplier to deliver personalised protection for your automotive or aerospace products, contact Swiftpak today.