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How to pack tools ready for shipping – The Packaging Doctor

By Carl Board • Friday 26th October 2018

When looking to protect your goods for transit, our Kite team know how important it is to make sure you have the best packaging at the ready in order to minimise breakages. When your products are being distributed on an international scale, it can make the process harder to get right. Let’s see how the Packaging Doctor can assist with today’s packaging query…

Dear Doctor,

I run a business where I refurbish a range of tools. Once I’ve finished working on them, I ship them abroad. I ship a lot of my goods in a container to Africa but I need a packing solution that will prevent them getting broken or damaged in any way throughout the journey. I don’t wish to use plastics or foam and I’m also conscious of any bad weather or damp affecting them, what do you think I should use?

Best wishes,


Hi Henry,

Thanks for reaching out – let’s see how we can help!

If we start with the internal protection first, we recommend our double wall cardboard sheets which will offer strong, reliable protection for the saw’s handle and sharp edges.

Each sheet is manufactured from corrugated cardboard, ensuring excellent burst resistance and creating the ideal strong divide between the saw and the outer protection.

Next, if you want to implement a further layer of outer protection before they are placed in the container, we advise our eco-friendly paper bubble which offers the perfect green alternative for bubble wrap without compromising on protection.

Lastly, in order to hold all this in place we advise our self-adhesive paper Kraft tape which will secure your shock absorbing paper protection in place. The tape provides a paper-based alternative for standard polypropylene tape and has strong resistance against moisture and humidity.

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

26th October • 2018