A service pioneered by moving companies to eliminate packaging material by wrapping product in padded “blankets” to protect it during transit, usually on “air ride” vans.
A service pioneered by the moving companies to eliminate packaging material by wrapping product in padded “blankets” to protect it during transit, usually on “air ride” vans.
A “blanket wrap” or simply “wrap” is the process of using padded, stretchable “blankets” to wrap the products. When the products are wrapped, they appear like traditional packaging materials such as cardboard boxes with bubble wraps, peanuts etc. However, it does not need any additional protection with strap tapes or stretch tapes since it uses padding material similar to that used by professional movers for protection against minor damages during transit. The blankets are custom-made so that they have generous room for movement and expansion of the product being moved. This way more space is created between individual items which leads to lesser chances of scratching or damaging each other irrespective of the condition of transportation.
To conclude, a “blanket wrap” is an alternate solution to traditional packaging that provides one-time wrapping for products using padding material without any need for additional protection including strap tapes or stretch tapes. The use of custom made padded blankets guarantees protection against minor damages during transit.
Blanket wrap shipping services are preferred by many companies that do not want to bear the cost of packaging and handling materials. The product can be packaged as per their choice and transported safely, since the moving company assumes all responsibility for damages or loss.
Most shippers use a blanket wrapped palletized load, over a stretch wrapped one, due to the added protection. A blanket wrapped palletized load is less expensive than using stretch film compared to stretch wrapped ones. However it does provide good protection against water damage during shipment as well as other types of damages such as dents or dirt on the container floor.
Many business owners who move frequently choose this packing method because they do not want to buy boxes and other packing material; instead, they rely on the moving company to supply them. The service provides protection against minor damages such as scratches or dents that sometimes occur during transit, and also reduces overall cost because there is no need for additional packaging material like boxes and wrapping paper.