Packaging expert: Styrofoam not best for shipping furniture

April 2008
Furniture/Today;4/28/2008, Vol. 32 Issue 33, p30
Trade Publication
The article reports on the unsuitability of styrofoam as the packaging material for furnitures to be shipped. Connie Hardy-Jones of Multi-Wall Packaging said that companies should avoid using styrofoam because it easily breaks down after the cartons are removed from shipping containers. She adds that the styrofoam does not always withstand warehouse racks stacking. She urges companies to include packaging as part of their quality control program and conduct pre-shipment testing.


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