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How to pack large glass clocks – The Packaging Doctor

By Carl Board • Monday 01st October 2018

All our customers’ packaging dilemmas come in all shapes in sizes, meaning it’s a necessity for us to offer an extensive range of packaging solutions to cater for all their individual requirements. Let’s see how the Packaging Doctor can assist with today’s packaging query…

Dear Doctor,

We manufacture and sell glass clocks which are extremely fragile and awkward to pack. We’ve been struggling to find the right packaging for them that does the job without breaking the bank. What we need is some secure, reliable packaging that fits around all the different sizes we have. What do you suggest?

Many thanks,


Hi Lucy,

Thanks for reaching out – let’s see what Kite products would work for you.

We recommend some protective packaging that can adapt to fit different sizes rather than packaging that has restrictive dimensions. So to start we advise our U-fix foam edge protection, its low-density polyethylene has unique properties to ensure it’s extremely flexible whilst still providing a tight grip on edges. You can securely attach the foam around the edges of your clocks which then offers shock absorbing edging to minimise breakages in the post.

Next, in order to protect the clock features and delicate mechanism at the back, we advise using our quality pallet wrap which will securely hold all the parts in place whilst offering further cushioning for the glass material.

Lastly, now you have all the right internal protection, you need the right, size allocating, external protection. We recommend our picture frame boxes which will cater for the different dimensions of your clocks. These telescopic boxes are made from strong, double wall cardboard and specifically designed to best fit around products to prevent damages from any vibrations in the postal period.

With these three cushioning components, you can pack your clocks with the ultimate protection and presentation, therefore minimising damages and keeping your customers happy!

Best wishes,
The Packaging Doctor

Note: All the packaging problems our doctor receives are real queries from customers or non-customers. If you have a packaging problem that needs diagnosing get in touch: Twitter @kitepackaging or email

Carl Board

Carl Board

01st October • 2018