[Boatanchors] Extreme Packing
rinkies at att.net
Fri Jun 17 18:21:27 EDT 2011
There are packing places that offer this service. I know of one in San
Diego that a friend has used, but I have not. Perhaps some kind of search
can be made locally. If anyone is interested, I can ask my friend what kind
of place it is. He has shipped S Lines to Japan successfully using this
If you can find someone who repairs delicate equipment, they may have the
means to do this and might do it for a modest fee.
I think I have received something from Beltronics repair in New Hampshire
and RTO electronics (Heath Repair) using this system. As I understand it,
the procedure is to line a carton with plastic sheeting, fill the carton
with a foam about halfway, put down another sheet of plastic, put radio in
carton, cover with another sheet of plastic, and fill the rest of the box
with foam, another sheet of plastic, and the foam hardens in a short time.
Of course, the radio is carefully sealed in a trash bag or similar first.
From: boatanchors-bounces at puck.nether.net
[mailto:boatanchors-bounces at puck.nether.net] On Behalf Of Bob Jackson
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2011 12:04 PM
Subject: [Boatanchors] Extreme Packing
I rec'd a nice BA yesterday that was shipped from Calif. via UPS (Ugh!).
What was amazing to me was the packing material. The sender (an individual,
not a commercial biz) had used some sort of what appeared to be
"expandable-foam-in-a-bag" product that perfectly fit the radio. That is,
the radio seemed to have been put in the box while the "bag" was still wet
and left an exact impression of itself in the bag which eventually
solidified (I'm guessing). The top "bag" was also similarly perfectly
form-fitting to the top of the radio. In other words, there were two exactly
fitting "bags" that so perfectly fit the boxes and its contents that no
movement of the radio was possible and protection was excellent. So, BIG Q:
does anyone know what this stuff is called and where can it be bought. This
is WORLDS better than peanuts or bubble wrap, etc. The sender of the BA
hasn't returned my emails.
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