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Finding the Perfect Shipping Case

Transporting goods from one place to another requires shipping containers. Because of the high demand and necessity for such cases, shipping cases are manufactured in many shapes, sizes, and materials to protect their contents from moisture, shock, dust, vibration, and other potentially damaging factors.

Using the right shipping case can help ensure that your package arrives at its destination quickly and in good condition. Protecting your product from damage or unnecessary stress along the way is very important. To help you find the perfect shipping case, let’s look at some options available to you and consider their pros and cons, as well as their strengths and weaknesses.

Shipping Case Options

Most shipping cases are designed to be reused to improve efficiency. Depending on their purpose, they can be made from aluminum, steel, wood, or plastic, such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE), carbon fiber, fiberglass reinforced polyester (FRP), linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), or rotationally molded polyethylene.

The traditional design of shipping cases is fairly simple, although custom and specialty cases are becoming increasingly popular. Cases can be as simple as large crates or customized and tailored to a particular product. The padding used for sensitive or expensive products is often custom-cut foam that fits securely around the item.

Shipping cases can be made from many materials and are fabricated in many ways. In a metal shipping case, metal sheets are fastened to a metal frame, and the corners are reinforced with steel to counteract pressure while in transit. Plastic shipping cases can be manufactured in a variety of ways. Fiberglass reinforced plastic requires fibers to be woven, knit, braided, or stitched together before bonding to the matrix.

Lightweight Shipping Cases

In airfreight applications, aluminum cases are a good choice since they are exceptionally light compared to other protective cases. This makes them particularly suitable for freight applications that need a minimum weight.

Additionally, aluminum’s inherent properties make the cases easy to clean, they won’t rust, and they absorb shocks and impacts, making them great for use throughout a supply chain.

Cases for Heavy Duty Shipping

RotoMold cases (rotationally molded) are quite heavy and expensive than aluminum cases. RotoMold cases are the best choice when you need utmost protection for items that cannot be damaged in transit. This case is watertight (with an IP rating of 67), incredibly strong, and extensively tested for military applications.

The Best Equipment Shipping Cases

ExoCase provides very good levels of protection against moisture, dust, and mishandling while being much lighter and more affordable. In addition, EXOCase can be produced in virtually any size.

Custom Shipping Cases

Besides being easy to handle and manufactured in virtually any size, flight cases were originally used to transport and ship audio and visual rigs for broadcasts, concerts, and performances. When combined with foam inserts, these cases provide decent protection, but they are less durable than EXOCase and RotoMold cases. Also, their moisture and dust protection is limited.

At Midwest Case Company, We’ve Got the Shipping Case You Need

Choosing the best shipping case is a decision that you should take seriously. You want to protect your equipment, but you don’t want to spend more than necessary. Midwest Cases Company has been in business for years and has a reputation for having the best shipping cases, and we’re happy to help you select the perfect shipping case for your needs. To learn more about our company and other products, contact us at To place an order, go to our website or call 1-800-515-1055.

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