Minimize Packaging, Maximize Efficiency
Looking for an alternative to typical packaging methods? Using corner protectors may be a great option for a few reasons. These V-shaped corner boards used with stretch wrap can be used in place of corrugated shrouds in order to secure pallets during storage and transport.
The V-shaped corner boards and corrugated shrouds are both recyclable, and they both increase stacking strength. However, the corner protectors have benefits that the shrouds do not.
Maximizing the space in a trailer cube is beneficial in reducing costs, and corner boards allow for pallet loads to be stacked two-high in a trailer (unlike shrouds). This means that shippers could double the amount of product that fits into a trailer load and receive great savings in fuel and transit costs.
Also, pallet loads with corner boards can be stacked four-high with no racking while in a warehouse with open floor space. This is particularly helpful to companies that rent warehousing floor space because they can fit more product into the same area and save money.
Unfortunately, there are occurrences of improper double pallet stacking that leads to product damage. This does not mean that corner boards are the problem; it simply means that there needs to be an education process when introducing this new packaging method.