Once you select your mover it is their responsibility to use the appropriate packing material for every item. Hence make sure you are aware of the packing materials user for an international move and your mover is going to use before you confirm your move with them.
Using quality packing material will ensure that your things do not get damaged while being transported. Moving boxes, Corrugated paper rolls for figurines and fragile items, tape, bubble wrap, tissue or craft paper for delicate packing, and other professional packing supplies will help get the job done faster and safer. Depending on what you are moving, special packing materials may be necessary to store things like clothes or large appliances.
Here are some of the packing materials commonly used:-
Encapsulated Air Plastic Sheeting:- Known throughout the moving companies as "bubble-pack", this packing material consists of plastic with captured air bubbles between two poly sheets sealed together. The air provides a cushion to protect from shock during transportation. The encapsulated-air plastic advantages are its ability to virtually wrap itself around any shape or size product. Products must be lightweight, though, as heavier products may deflate the sheeting, rendering it ineffective.
Foam Sheeting:- Made of polyethylene, this material is lightweight and very resilient foam sheeting. The cushion provides a pillow effect ideal for lightweight products when packed for international move.
Inflatable Packaging:- This packing material utilizes air pressure to secure its contents instead of a shipping container, providing protective layers of cushioning to the movers shipment. Harsh climate conditions invariably produce similarly bad effects on the bags. Cold weather causes them to shrink, increasing chance of damage; conversely, hot air causes the bags to expand, creating stress on the package.
Loosefill Peanuts:- Made of durable polystyrene, these items fill empty spaces in packages and prevent the shipment from jostling around. Their faults? Flat objects tend to migrate during travel with peanuts, which leads to more damage. Although they can manage any size object, at least three inches of loose peanuts should separate the item from each side of the box.
Corrugated Board:- Most common of packing material, this form of cardboard can be laminated together and form large blocks, cushioning the contents by forming a protective shield. Because of the rigidness of the boards, they should be used with only heavier objects and packages.
Foam-in-Place:- Packing material named for its protective mould of foam that form fits the object perfectly, this packing material evenly distributes shock waves during travel, but only with the appropriate chosen density. If the wrong density is chosen, the package could break.
Kraft Paper:- Packing material found in any arts and crafts store, Kraft paper is a staple of many art projects. But, when wadded, Kraft paper makes excellent packaging material. At least four inches of paper should be wadded between the package and its contents.