How to protect glass in transit – The Packaging Doctor
Published by Carl Board

Sending out delicate items in the post is a worry for us all. Once they have gone we have no control over how they are handled, so ensuring they are packaged securely with correct instructions is vital. See what the doctor suggests in the surgery today…

Dear Doctor, 

I own a company and we make a lot of glass-based products for a range of occasions, I need some advice on how to send out 2 pieces of glass without them getting smashed in transit, they are 1175mm x 360mm and 7mm thick.

Thanks, 
Michelle

Hi Michelle,

Thank you for getting in touch – I have a few options I would prescribe.

Sending out delicate items in the post is often viewed as tricky business, but not for us here in the surgery, I have 4 solutions that will work for you.

Firstly, you could wrap both sheets of glass in foam roll and tape it up with fragile tape and place a double-wall cardboard sheet in between – this will prevent the glass from knocking against each other. Then put foam blocks on the outside of the glass to stop the glass from moving inside a box.

Secondly, wrap both sheets of glass in foam roll and tape up with fragile tape, place foam blocks in-between the two sheets of glass and then place double-wall cardboard sheets on the outside and tape up with fragile tape, which will form your own box.

Thirdly, wrap both sheets of glass in thick foam roll and tape up with fragile tape and put double-wall cardboard sheets on the outside of the glass to form a box-like structure and tape up with fragile tape.

Last but not least, wrap both sheets of glass in thick foam roll and tape up with fragile tape. Place double-wall cardboard sheets on the outside of the glass to form a box-like structure and tape up with fragile tape and then use u-fix edge protection to put on the sides of both pieces of glass to secure them together so they don’t move in transport.

We hope that these options suit your requirements.

Best wishes,
The Packaging Doctor

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