The Hidden Costs of Manufacturing


You work hard to manufacturer a high quality product, perhaps it’s the result of many weeks of craftsmanship or a product that isn’t easily replaced. If the product is worth the time to manufacture, then it’s worth protecting.

Have you ever had a product scratched during manufacture? Perhaps a product has been damaged in transit before it was delivered to a client? It’s an expensive accident to have.

The cost of this type of accidental damage can really add up. Between the costs of remakes and replacements, interruptions to your production schedule and damage to your reputation – these costs are too high for any business.

Did you know there’s a number of easy, cost effective solutions available right now to solve this problem? Upac has supported many businesses in reducing the costs of their remakes. We offer economical, innovative, customisable solutions to suit any product.

Here are a few simple tips you can use right now to reduce the chances of accidental damage, and avoid costly remakes:

  1. Use Corner Protectors:
    Ever had the corner of a table chip? Maybe the sharp edge of a stainless steel product has scratched walls whilst being moved into position? You can easily prevent these accidents with corner protectors. Corner protectors are available in foam or plastic. These inexpensive protectors will save corners from being dented or scratched. They can also cushion sharp corners, protecting other items or areas rom damage whilst the product is being moved. They can be used under shrink film and stretch film to prevent film puncture.
  2. Use Edge Guards:
    Edge gaurds protect the longer lengths of products from dents and scratches, and can be easily trimmed to size to suit any product. Edge guards are available in foam or plastic, and are a reliable and flexible foam edge protection solution. Offering superior protection against edge damage to product while in manufacture and transit.
  3. Use Cardboard Profile:
    Painted products require special care to avoid chips and scratches. Cardboard profile can be trimmed to size to fit the length of painted or damage sensitive products. Made from 3mm heavy duty compressed cardboard for extra strength and rigidity while maintaining lightweight and ease of product handling.
  4. Use Cardboard Angle:
    Cardboard angle is designed to protect product edges, provide rigid support for lengths of material and protect goods from strapping damage while in storage and transit. Increases rigidity and protection for corners and edges of palletised products.
  5. Use Surface Protection:
    It’s important to protect the surface of your products, from stainless steel to French polished furniture, the surface requires special attention. Surface protection starts with plastic film to protect against dust, superficial scratches and water. Foam wrap and bubble wrap can be used to add an extra layer of impact protection. Finally, quilted blankets are an economical, environmentally friendly and reusable surface protector that can be used whilst in transit to offering high level protection against dents and scratches. Where an item needs to be held in place to avoid damage, or is along or odd shape – polytube is ideal. Ploytube is also suitable for use with an Impulse Heat Sealer for custom made bags on demand.

Ensuring you use the right protection for your products could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Ask Upac for a free sample and an assessment so that you can see the benefits for yourself. Let us help get your product to your customer in perfect condition.

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