Packaging with polypropylene woven fabric: tips and considerations

Storing and transporting goods can be challenging, especially when dealing with varying shapes, sizes, and environmental conditions. Using high-quality packaging materials is crucial to protect packed items, and one of the most versatile and effective materials available is polypropylene (PP) woven fabric.

PP woven fabric is made from polypropylene fibers, making it very strong, durable, and resistant to moisture and UV rays. This makes it an excellent choice for storing goods even outdoors and protecting the load during transportation.

5 steps of the packaging process

The packaging process with PP woven fabric is straightforward, and we recommend the following five basic steps to ensure proper packaging that protects the packed goods.

5 steps pp woven fabric packaging
  1. cleaning. Ensure that the PP woven fabric is clean and free of contamination before use.
  2. mEASURING. Measure the amount of PP woven fabric required for the packaging or select the most suitable size for the load in the case of custom made PP woven fabric bags.
  3. Tying. Tie or bundle the PP woven fabric around the object to be packed, making sure it is securely fastened. In the case of woven fabric bags, insert and secure the goods inside the bag.
  4. Sealing. Seal the ends of the PP woven fabric packaging to prevent the entry of air and moisture and protect the object during transport. This step is especially important when packaging with PP woven fabric with VCI anticorrosion treatment.
  5. Labelling. Label the package with relevant information such as contents, destination and special handling, if necessary.

Considerations in the use of PP raffia

Packaging with polypropylene woven fabric is an excellent choice for transport and storage. However, it is crucial to consider certain factors to ensure the adequate protection of goods.

In this section, we will review the essential factors to consider when packaging with polypropylene woven fabric. These factors will also determine the selection of the appropriate format for each case.

  1. The size and weight of the object. Use a PP woven fabric thickness suitable for the weight and size of the object being packed.
  2. The shape of the object. Ensure that the PP woven fabric fits properly to the contours of the object to prevent movement during transport and ensure the best protection during storage.
  3. The fRAGILITY of the object. If the object is fragile, additional measures must be taken to protect it during packaging, transport, and storage. PP woven fabric can be combined with additional packaging.
  4. The strength of polypropylene. Use high strength woven fabric to avoid possible breakage or tearing.
  5. Safety MEASURES. Follow proper safety measures when handling and tying PP woven fabric to avoid injury and ensure worker safety.

When using polypropylene woven fabric with VCI anticorrosion treatment, some additional factors must be taken into account.

  1. corrosiOn PROTECTION. The volatile corrosion inhibitor (VCI) will help protect polypropylene from degradation caused by oxidation, thus prolonging the useful life of the packaging material.

At the same time, this treatment ensures excellent corrosion protection for the packaged goods. The VCI used in Inviker’s products is nitrite-free, safe, and non-toxic.

Before starting to pack with VCI PP woven fabric, it is necessary to verify that the woven fabric contains a volatile corrosion inhibitor. Contact and confirm with the manufacturer, if necessary.

The VCI has a limited shelf life, so its expiration date should be checked before application to ensure optimal protection of the packaged load.

  1. storage conditions. Store PP woven fabric with VCI in a cool, dry place to prevent degradation. Once the original packaging has been opened, this type of material should be properly re-stored between uses and during longer breaks, such as weekends.
  2. Safety. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for safety precautions and instructions when handling the VCI anticorrosive treated product.

Formats of PP woven fabric

After clarifying the packaging process, let’s review the possible formats of polypropylene woven fabric and its advantages in packaging and storing different types of goods.

PP woven fabric in roll

Polypropylene woven fabric flat sheet can be used to tie loads of different shapes and sizes. Additionally, its high tensile and abrasion resistance make it an excellent option for securing heavy and bulky loads.

Its availability in a wide variety of widths of up to more than 3 meters makes it particularly useful for large and bulky packaging, as it can be cut to size according to the needs.

For manual packaging processes of small parts, Inviker handles polypropylene woven fabric to be delivered in rolls starting from 50 mm in width.

The roll format of polypropylene woven fabric allows for easy and convenient storage of the material. It easily adapts to different types of packaging systems.

Custom-made PP woven fabric bags

Polypropylene woven fabric bags tailored to specific requirements are ideal for securing and protecting various types of goods in terms of both size and weight. These bags can be manufactured in different sizes and formats, such as large sacks for heavy loads and tubular bags for specific sizes and shapes of merchandise, among others.

The versatility of this format allows to adapt it to the needs of each load, ensuring greater safety in storage and transportation. In addition, it facilitates and accelerates the packaging process, increasing efficiency in the logistics chain.

Environmental impact

It’s worth noting that polypropylene woven fabric is a material that is both 100% recycled and 100% recyclable, which helps to reduce the environmental impact compared to other packaging materials. By choosing PP woven fabric as a packaging material, you’re opting for a sustainable and environmentally responsible choice. Additionally, its strength and durability reduce the need for frequent replacement, which also helps to minimize its environmental impact.

In conclusion, polypropylene woven fabric is an excellent option for storing and transporting goods because of its strength, durability, and flexibility, as well as the potential for customization that allows you to take full advantage of its capabilities.

Moreover, its availability in different formats, such as flat sheets and custom-made bags, and its combination with additional treatments and packaging materials, allow to adapt it to the needs of each type of merchandise and ensure greater safety in storage and transportation.

When selecting polypropylene woven fabric, several factors must be taken into account. At Inviker, our commercial team is available to provide strategic packaging advice tailored to the needs of each customer.