A manufacturer of large, heavy porcelain products was experiencing issues with damage during shipment. Their existing solution provided insufficient protection, resulting in broken units, costly warranty claims, and ultimately, unhappy customers. The Zatkoff team provided an innovative solution utilizing unique design features and recyclable materials that provided maximum shock absorption and ISTA 3A Drop Test compliance.
The multidimensional laminated foam products combine a high-density PE top-skin with a high-performance, low-density PE foam base to provide customers with protective shipping solutions. It can be designed to meet specific packing needs of various products across industries and markets.
A Zatkoff customer that manufactured large, heavy porcelain products was experiencing issues with damage during shipment. Their existing foam-in-place, two-part process provided insufficient protection, resulting in broken units, costly warranty claims, and ultimately, unhappy customers.
The Zatkoff team developed an innovative solution that utilizes a recycled, cushioning foam material that can be fabricated into various shapes and forms. It is available in a range of lengths, densities, and thicknesses for precise protection in a wide variety of applications. This solution also features maximum shock absorption for cushioning, blocking, and bracing, as well as uncompromised dimensional stability.
Additionally, Zatkoff performed an International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) 3A Drop Test (> 70 lb), which involved 16 standardized package drops onto different edges and surfaces of the box. The provided solution passed all requirements of the test. The customer now has a sustainable solution that reduces warranty costs and increases their brand recognition in the marketplace.
ISTA 3A Drop Test > 70 lb