A quick guide on how to package glass bottles
Christmas is just around the corner! The nation is preparing for an exciting few months of visiting festive markets and enjoying a traditional Christmas beverage.
Supermarkets are preparing for a busy period; companies are preparing for their corporate Christmas parties and houses are stocking up on all their festive favourites. So, overall a good time for people…unless you’re in the business of shipping alcohol or glass bottles.
Traditionally the use of bulky polystyrene bottle packs has been a common solution as protective packaging for glass bottles, however, these are bulky to store and not easy to recycle. However, there is a new innovative replacement on the market; Say hello to Flexi-Hex®.
Flexi-Hex® was initially designed by two brothers with the goal of protecting their surf-boards and their local marine environment. It has now been transformed into a plastic-free, biodegradable concertina style honeycomb protector ideal for bottle protection.
Flexi-Hex® comes flat packed and takes up very little warehouse storage space. The kit comprises a protective sleeve which expands into an impact resistant layer around a bottle and includes a self-sealing pinch top postal box, which adds an extra level of protection.
By replacing polystyrene bottle packs with Flexi-Hex® you can save a significant amount of storage space, allowing you to stock more goods. Win, win right?
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Wait there’s more! Airsac®, is an innovative, inflatable packaging solution that’s specifically been developed to protect fragile and breakable goods in transit.
Airsac® protects goods in transit and is composed of just 2% film and 98% air when inflated. It can even be reused and recycled.
The multi-chamber design means that even if one inflatable chamber bursts during transit, goods will remain intact and undamaged.
How Airsac® can be used to protect bottles:
A pack of Airsac® can be easily stored and takes up very little warehouse storage space. It is easily inflatable and if you are in the business of distributing thousands of bottles you can inflate large volumes quickly using a compressor or in-house air supply.
Also, if you are in the business of distributing bottles you can inflate large volumes quickly using a compressor or in-house air supply.
Airsac® is available for wine, champagne, spirits and beer – suitable for single bottle shipments or full case shipments.
Contact Macfarlane Packaging for further details or to get a quote.