If you are in some way involved in the world of industrial packaging, then you will probably have heard of OEM, although you may not be exactly clear on what it actually is, and you wouldn’t be alone in that.
The acronym stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, which to be honest, still doesn’t really clear up what it is. Essentially OEM packaging is the product that is required by any OEM in order to package their products carefully for shipping to customers. And when it comes to choosing the packaging you need for any job it is critical to select the right packaging, and the right provider, in order to ensure success.
OEM Packaging- An Overview
An OEM is a company who produce equipment or products that are then used by a final brand in order to make their product. They make the components that then go on to make a final product, often producing huge numbers of these components which then need to be packaged and shipped carefully, ensuring that when they reach their final destination they have not been damaged in any way – if damage occurs it can cause disruption to the manufacturing schedule of the end product and this can be detrimental to business.
OEM packaging is a form of packaging that is usually bespoke – it may also be referred to as industrial packaging. It is an essential product to any manufacturer who provides an OEM service in order to ensure that the quality of the product they ship out arrives in the best possible condition and has not been damaged or exposed to moisture which could damage it. When you have someone else relying on the components that you manufacture selecting the wrong packing materials will not only slow up their production schedules but will cost you money in damaged goods and potentially in lost revenue if the purchaser of your goods decides to go elsewhere for future supplies.
Main Benefits of OEM Packaging
OEM packaging comes in a variety of different forms. For example, 3-D barrier bags which are made from aluminum barrier foil. This choice of material is very effective and efficient when it comes to the packaging of any equipment for transporting that might be prone to the corrosion that can occur if the product becomes damp during transit. Products that are sensitive to moisture do not need to come into contact with a significant amount of liquid for it to be an issue. Just a few drops of condensation inside a well-sealed box that needs to be shipped across the country can be enough to cause a problem.
A good quality aluminum barrier foul will have a very low transmission rate that will allow it to keep and residual oxygen and moisture levels inside your packaging within tolerance
What Are the Likely Uses of OEM Packaging?
OEM packaging has a wide variety of uses. It is particularly useful in the electronics industry where it is very important to ensure that the quality of the product is not compromised in any way. If an electrical component is exposed to damp then it will not be up to standard for use in the end product it has been manufactured for.
It can also be used for other types of products that need to remain dry during transportation, this might include any foodstuffs or even pharmaceuticals. OEM packaging can be adapted to suit the needs of the product and the company who need it.
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