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The aerospace industry has very different packaging needs due to the often dangerous and high value of the parts they need to package and protect. Often aerospace products cannot be packaged using stock product, and require highly experienced packaging technologists to come up with high quality solutions and technical drawings. The industry also has its own specific standards to adhere to such as ATA300, Rolls Royce, A59100, AD5 and much more, all of which Kite can help with.
We can also offer the required bespoke service package for the aerospace industry from our extensive offering.
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Kite provides the aerospace industry with several different packaging solutions to protect goods along the supply chain and ensure a smooth flow of service.
Kite approached a multi-billion dollar global organisation, who specialise in several industries including aerospace. The group, who supply parts for the final system on many of the world’s aircraft, both for commercial and military use, asked Kite to design a pack around a shadow board concept. This was required to ensure that all the parts are used in the final assembly process and nothing is misplaced or forgotten. Shadow boards are becoming more common place in the aerospace industry, as they reduce the risk of parts being lost and ensure engineers are more accountable for any malfunctions.
The part that the shadow pack was created for was produced in low volumes; however each individual item had an incredibly high value attached to it. Therefore the pack was created to ensure the closest fit possible for maximum protection, and manufactured from high quality materials. Because of the lucrativeness of the part and the project. the team worked on the design without a sample, creating a CAD design from the original technical drawings and provided measurements.
The solution Kite developed was a rigid foam die cut design consisting of several layers to enhance protection and deep cut-outs for the parts to sit in. These spaces created a natural shadow so that engineers could see which parts were missing.
Once the pack was produced the part could be fitted inside and prepared for testing. Kite conducted a full fit, form and function test to ensure that each element of the part was fully protected by the packaging, and that it could be easily removed and placed back inside for practical implementation. A full drop test was also conducted to measure whether the product would survive handling and any possible movement in transit.
The product passed all of the tests and the customer implemented the new design for its parts, Kite has been trading with this customer now for over eight years and continues to produce packaging solutions for its high value products.
Anti-corrosive products, anti-rust products, transit cases, protective packaging, dangerous goods packaging.
ESD packaging, shielding bags, suspension/retention packs, jeddec trays, anti-static foam-lined cartons, thermoforming.
Shelf-ready packaging, bulk transit packaging, chilled, frozen & ambient packaging, barrier films, RPET/PET/HIPS Films.
blister packs, shrink packs, shipping & solidboard cartons, bespoke labels, grip sheets, glue dots, outer labels, air-bags.
Airbags, paper systems, foam in place, void fill, postal boxes, printed boxes, despatch sacks, mailing bags.
Point of sale packs, shelf ready packs, euro slot packs, end of aisle, dump bins, carrier bags, printed tissue.