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Different materials can be used for the production of ESD packaging. The advantages and disadvantages of the individual raw materials should be matched to the future area of application of the packaging in order to be able to ensure the best possible protection of the products while guaranteeing environmental protection and economic efficiency.
Packaging with compartments, which are produced from solid board, are convincing in the areas of environmental protection and production costs. They are produced from recycled material with the addition of virgin fibers and are therefore environmentally friendly and conserve resources. They can be returned to the recycling loop at 100% and a major advantage is that they take up very little space when folded, which is particularly noticeable when larger quantities are purchased. In addition, in contrast to compartments made of corrugated board, they are less dusty and therefore more suitable for electronic areas. They are preferably suitable for smaller compartments, as stability decreases with increasing size. No tooling is required for the production of solid board compartments, which means that no additional tooling costs are incurred even in the case of subsequent adaptations, and production costs can thus be kept low. The raw material is also cheaper than corrugated board or plastic.
Conclusion: ESD packaging with compartments made of solid board is suitable for small and medium-sized packages that are to be packaged in an environmentally friendly manner. They are space-saving and can be produced at low cost.
The advantages of plastic ESD packaging are clearly in the areas of stability and weather resistance. Even large packaging can be produced without compromising stability. Due to the weather resistance, the packaging can also be used several times without any problems and can even be described as resource-saving under the aspect of reusability. Unlike cardboard, ESD packaging made of plastic does not generate dust and is therefore very suitable for the electronic sector. However, the starting material is more expensive than solid or corrugated board and the productivity for die-cutting is lower, so a die is usually always required for production. ESD packaging made of plastic is difficult to recycle and therefore not very environmentally friendly.
Conclusion: ESD packaging with compartments made of plastic is also suitable for large packages due to its stability. They are weather-resistant, low-dust and can be used several times without any problems.
In addition to solid board, corrugated board is also used in the production of ESD packaging. These are also made from recycled material with the addition of virgin fibers and are thus also environmentally friendly and resource-saving. They can be 100% recycled.
Corrugated board is also well suited for the use of larger packaging, as it is more stable than solid board. One disadvantage, however, is that corrugated board leads to greater dust pollution.
Corrugated board trays can also be produced without tools. However, productivity can be increased for larger purchase quantities by using a die-cutting tool.
Conclusion: ESD packaging with compartments made of corrugated board is very versatile and is also suitable for larger packaging due to its stability. Products can be packaged in an environmentally friendly and economical way.