By blocking, bracing and cushioning the products, the inner packaging together with the outer packaging is protecting the product from damages during transport and storage.
Blocking and Filling
The purpose of blocking materials is to immobilize the product and assure the right protection. The purpose of void-filling materials is to completely fill the empty spaces around the packed product. Nefab offers a wide range of materials suitable for blocking and filling such as honeycomb, corrugated, foam, bubble wrap, Paper Pad and Air Pad.
Foam cushioning is used to protect against shock and vibration. There are numerous different options to protect the goods and the final solution will be dependent on factors such as: product fragility, product weight, shipping and handling conditions, batch size and more. Nefab offers many foam materials and different solutions such as moulded foam, fabricated foam, foam-in-place, and foam profiles.
Many electrical components, including computer chips, electronic assemblies and circuit boards, can be damaged beyond repair by electrostatic discharge (ESD). Nefab has ESD experts and a complete range of shielding, conductive, insulating and dissipative products to design solutions that offer the required protection for use either inside or outside an electrostatic protected area (EPA).
Corrosion is a reaction between metal and gases in the environment. Moisture and temperature changes are the most important factors that cause corrosion to metal and steel components. To provide protection from climatic stress a packaging solution needs to be designed with consideration for the relevant climate zones, transport modes and type of storage. Nefab offers many preventive solutions such as: barriers (PE, PET and aluminum), desiccants (silica gel, clay), and corrosion inhibitors (VCI products and emitters).
Inner fittings can be made of materials such as foam, corrugated cardboard, steel, plastic, rubber, wood or plywood. Inner fittings are mainly used as separators or shelves. They are also used to ease the packing process or to optimize space within the box or container.