Case Study

Distributor Ensures High-Value Lumber Arrives Safely With Protective Packaging Solution

A building materials distributor needed a better solution to protect lumber while in transit and stored on-site without the fear of damage. Liberty Plastics, Inc. was asked to ideate and manufacture a protective packaging solution to reduce the distributor’s damage and lost revenue while maintaining their ability to deliver and store the product outside.

 

Challenge

The paper-like material being used to protect the lumber would tear or be destroyed leaving the wood vulnerable to outdoor elements. The solution needed to be more durable, lightweight, store flat while being quick to assemble. Preventing moisture and any problems from frost was a concern that also had to be addressed.

  • Ships flat, easy-to-store and assemble.
  • Material withstands cracking and splitting.
  • Sustains long-term outdoor conditions, rain, UV, wind, and cold.
  • Flexible and lightweight protection.
  • Reduce slippage from frost accumulation.


    

 

Solution

A protective packaging solution doesn’t need to be a complicated and expensive endevour. In this case, Liberty Plastics, Inc. scored and notched corrugated plastic sheets, creating a top to place over the wood, fold along sides, and then banded. This solution provided the ultimate protection from outdoor elements.

  • One-piece design reduced assembly and pack times and required no additional steps or tools.
  • HDPE corrugated material withstands cold and wet environments, and rigidity for support.
  • Eliminated product damage.
 

    


Capabilities

  • HDPE corrugated plastic sheets
  • Die-cut & scoring
  • In-house design
  • Anti-static additive
  • 100% recyclable - No glues or staples
  • 100% reusable packaging
 

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