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How To Send Bottles Overseas – The Packaging Doctor

By Carl Board • Monday 19th August 2013

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Morning Doctor,

I recently went travelling/volunteering in Africa, and was inspired by the water problems they faced there to start my own business - producing environmentally-friendly water bottles that are both cheap and robust. To package these bottles I use strong cardboard boxes, which work okay, but I want something with a better fit. They are 70mm in diameter and 220mm tall - can you help?

Thanks, Angela

Hi Angela,

Wow, Africa must have been an amazing experience - glad you felt so inspired! This is a tricky one because you need to consider cost of postage as well as getting the right fit for your product. I would recommend postal tubes, the 686 X 76mm size will fit 3 bottles inside and the 1.5mm thick wall in incredibly robust, you could also line the tubes with foam sheeting for added padding as you have a 6mm space in diameter.

All The Best, The Packaging Doctor

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Carl Board

Carl Board

19th August • 2013