Corrugated Boxes – Safety of Goods Moved

Corrugated Boxes – Safety of Goods Moved

With a rise in trade and commerce in this age of globalization, it is common for individuals to move around frequently. The transport sector has seen growth and many delivery service providers are sprouting into bigger organizations. From inland transporters to international packers, the work load of transporting goods and products from one destination to another has sky rocketed. Whether for business or for personal purposes, we always ensure the safety of goods during the transport process.
Product packaging has evolved throughout many decades. In the olden days, wooden boxes stuffed with hay or cotton played a huge role in providing the much required safety while transporting goods. Nowadays we see that corrugated boxes have taken over wooden boxes and other similar options. Corrugated boxes have replaced these old means of packaging because they are known for their durability and strength. These boxes come at a much lower rate than wooden boxes and are not as heavy as a wooden box of the same size would be.
If you are looking to purchase a corrugated box for any of your personal or professional needs, you can simply surf the internet and list out some manufacturers and distributors. Compare their prices and the sizes they provide, inquire about the quality and other requirements. Most of this information is supposed to be available on their respective websites and you should not find it difficult to opt for the best suited manufacturer.
Usually the Box Manufacturer Certificate (BMC) is on the bottom of the flap or the box which clearly indicates the strength of the material used to manufacture the box and also the size and weight limits. These seals indicate either of the strength evaluating techniques such as Edge Crush Test (ECT) and the Burst Test (aka Mullen Test), or both. ECT determines stacking strength, which is how much force or pressure is needed to crush the box from its edges, i.e. if the seal says etc 55lbs, it means the pressure of 55lbsper square inch would be at the minimum to crush the box from its edges. The Burst Test measures the force required, in pounds per square inch, to burst or rupture the sides of the box, i.e. a box with burst strength of 350 lbs per square inch indicates that the box can withstand the force of 350 lbs per square inch before it surrenders.
Always look for these measurements before you select a box for your item to be transported. Many of the transporters provide these boxes on their own but you can also opt to buy them from somewhere else. One thing is for sure, that these boxes are the safest available option for many items that need to be transported, provided that they are packaged properly.

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