Why Should I Choose Custom Foam Interior for My Custom Case?

September 18th, 2014

custom foam interiorWhether you’re in the military, own your own business, or work in the medical industry, you’ll eventually have to ship something and chances are that the something that you’ll have to ship will require a little extra care. Shipping electronics and medical equipment takes extra work than shipping a holiday gift to your grandma. It’s for that reason that we make custom shipping cases and foam interiors to go with those cases. You want to know that your equipment is in the best hands and has the most protection available. Custom foam interiors are the little extra step that can get you there!

Advantages of Custom Foam Interiors

  1. Better than peanuts – Packing peanuts and bubble wrap are great for certain jobs, but not when electronics or medical equipment that might mean the difference between life and death are on the line. You want something that can handle the extra pressure and keep everything in place throughout the shipping and storing process. Only custom foam interiors can do that.
  2. Specifically made for your equipment – The best part of this is that the foam is cut to specifically fit the equipment that you need. When you ship or store your equipment, the foam will essentially hug whatever you’re shipping. It makes the items shockproof and gives them a little cushion in case someone who is a little careless handles them. Having a waterproof, shockproof case coupled with a custom foam interior ensures that whatever you’re shipping is completely safe.
  3. Pack everything easily and quickly – Have you ever felt like you were playing Tetris while packing a bag or box? We’ve all been there before. It can be tough to fit everything in a small space when things are different shapes and sizes. You can have your custom foam interiors cut so that you get optimum space for everything. Additionally, you’ll already know where everything goes, cutting down time on packing and unpacking your custom cases.

Custom Foam Interiors for Custom Cases

Advanced Packaging, Inc. was established over 40 years ago with the mission of engineering and delivering the highest quality shipping and cushioning systems available. Since then our worldwide customer base has grown to include those in the military, government, commercial and industrial business sectors, as well as many other industries. API’s local clients value our convenience to the Washington, DC tech corridor.

Not only do we make custom cases for every type of industry, API is also equipped with the latest in quality assurance and process control monitoring technology, including drop testing, protecting your electronic equipment from unforeseen accidents and events. Our team of craftsmen regularly build and then test a variety complex electronic assemblies.

If you have any questions, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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Protecting Electronics with Custom Shipping Cases

September 12th, 2014

custom shipping caseWhatever industry you’re in, you know that electronics cost money. They’re the backbone of most companies and industries today. From medical companies to the military, everyone needs to be able to safely ship and handle electronics to keep businesses running and even protect homeland security. One of the problems that faces companies is properly shipping electronic items. You don’t want to put a couple-hundred-thousand-dollar piece of equipment in a cardboard box and hope that it makes it to its destination safely. It’s crucial to treat sensitive equipment with care, especially when shipping or storing it. A custom shipping case can help keep your electronic equipment safe through the entire shipping process in a few different ways.

How Does a Custom Shipping Case Keep Your Electronic Equipment Safe?

Waterproof – We talked about the benefits of a waterproof case in the previous blog. If there’s one time to really use a waterproof case, it’s when you’re shipping or storing electronics. Our cases allow you to literally dip them in water without worrying about any leaks or damaged equipment. When you’re shipping overseas or in adverse conditions, this will help you to keep your electronics safe and dry for the duration of shipping.

Shockproof ­– Our cases are multi-layered to keep everything inside safe. The outer shell is the part that can really take a beating. It can be dropped repeatedly, slammed against walls, or worse, and it will continue holding your equipment. Add a custom foam interior, and you can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the electronics won’t budge an inch.

Customized – Being able to customize your case so that it works perfectly for your industry or company makes shipping and storing even easier. You can choose from single-lid cases, rackmount cases, and more. Double entry rackmount cases allow you to open them from two sides and easily stack and store them. You’ll save space, whether you’re shipping or storing your electronic equipment. You can also add handles or screen printing for easy transportation and identification!

Custom Electronics Cases from API

Advanced Packaging, Inc. was established over 40 years ago with the mission of engineering and delivering the highest quality shipping and cushioning systems available. Since then our worldwide customer base has grown to include those in the military, government, commercial and industrial business sectors, as well as many other industries. API’s local clients value our convenience to the Washington, DC tech corridor.

Not only do we make custom cases for every type of industry, API is also equipped with the latest in quality assurance and process control monitoring technology, including drop testing, protecting your electronic equipment from unforeseen accidents and events. Our team of craftsmen regularly build and then test a variety complex electronic assemblies.

If you have any questions about custom electronic shipping cases, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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Advantages of Water Tight Cases for Military Purposes

September 3rd, 2014

Military CasesThe American military is the heart and soul of our country. They work tirelessly to keep American soil and freedom safe. We have the ability to speak our minds and enjoy holidays like Labor Day because our military never rests. At Advanced Packaging, we work to supply our military with the toughest cases around. Our cases need to work just as hard as our military, and in this case, it means that they need to also be waterproof. Waterproof cases are important for our men and women in uniform to be able to do their job efficiently. These cases are necessary for a few different reasons!

  • Electronics integration – Many of the cases that the military needs require an electronic component. It’s a well-known fact that water and electronics aren’t a good mix. These cases frequently have to ship overseas or in adverse conditions. Without watertight cases, expensive, important, and sensitive electronics equipment could end up ruined and unusable.
  • Weapons and ammunition – We always hope that our military personnel can avoid using their weapons and ammunition. As much as we would like them to be safe 100% of the time, we live in turbulent times. Weapons and ammunition need to be safely delivered so that our military can safely defend itself. For that reason, it’s important to keep the whole shipment dry. Our cases allow for safe, watertight transportation.
  • Medical equipment – One of the other things that our military has to have on the front line is medical equipment. When it comes to saving a life, equipment counts. Our military doctors and nurses are resourceful, but we’d still rather they had the right equipment delivered safe and sound. While some medical equipment is just fine after getting wet, a lot of it needs to remain dry for proper use.

Types of Watertight Cases

We manufacture straight to the military and we know that the cases need to be rugged and reliable. Not only are the majority of our cases watertight, but they also can be fitted with custom foam interiors to make sure that any cargo gets safely from point A to point B without getting shuffled around and breaking. We have watertight cases for weapons, electronic integrations, medical supplies and more. API is also equipped with the latest in quality assurance and process control monitoring technology, including drop testing, protecting your electronic equipment from unforeseen accidents and events. Our team of craftsmen regularly build and then test a variety complex electronic assemblies.

If you have any questions, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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Why Choose a Roto-Molded Case?

August 27th, 2014

rotational moldingThere are a few different types of molding that we use at Advanced Packaging, Inc. One of the most common types of molding that we do is rotational molding (also known as roto-molding). Rotational molding can be used for many types of custom cases, including medical cases, military grade cases, and waterproof shipping cases, just to name a few. While injection molding is also a good route to go (especially if you need something inexpensive and quick), sometimes roto-molding works better. It all depends on what you need and what your budget looks like!

Benefits of Roto-Molded Cases

  • Quick production – Roto-molding isn’t quite as fast as injection molding, but it’s still a quick process when you need a quality product in a short amount of time. The best part about roto-molding is that you don’t lose any of the quality in the process. Roto-molded cases come out even and tough, sparing you the stress of the case cracking or the contents of your case breaking.
  • Customization – You can easily customize the case to whatever your custom case needs are and still get a mass production of your quality case. We can add pre-made sheets of plastic to the molds for different effects before we add the melted polymers to create your custom molded case. Because of this, instead of having a separate piece in the center that can break, you’ll have an entire uniform case that is less likely to come apart and is nearly seamless.
  • Low cost – The startup cost to create a making for rotational molding, as well as parts for rotational molding, is fairly inexpensive. Low startup costs means less money out of your pocket. We can manufacture quality, less expensive products by using the roto-molding process. Just because the cost is lower doesn’t mean you’re getting any less quality, though. The thickness of the case will be even and tough.

Custom Rotational Molded Cases

Advanced Packaging, Inc. was established over 40 years ago with the mission of engineering and delivering the highest quality shipping and cushioning systems available. Since then our worldwide customer base has grown to include those in the military, government, commercial and industrial business sectors, as well as many other industries. API’s local clients value our convenience to the Washington, DC tech corridor.

Not only do we make custom cases for every type of industry, API is also equipped with the latest in quality assurance and process control monitoring technology, including drop testing, protecting your electronic equipment from unforeseen accidents and events. Our team of craftsmen regularly build and then test a variety complex electronic assemblies.

If you have any questions, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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How Custom Foam Inserts are Made

August 21st, 2014

custom foam interiorA good custom case needs an even better custom foam insert. Custom foam inserts operate to keep everything inside the custom case safe and cushioned. They’re an important part of what we do to make your transit and storage cases better protected. Have you ever wondered how foam interiors are created and what makes them a good option for cushioning even your most sensitive equipment? We’ve got some answers for you!

What are Custom Foam Interiors Made of?

First thing’s first – let’s talk about the composition of custom foam interiors. We use polyurethane foam, which is durable with just enough give. Polyurethane is made from small compounds called polymers. There’s a good deal of chemistry that goes into creating the perfect polyurethane foam. It is also used for other things that require fine threads, such as nylon for pantyhose. Polyurethane products come in four different forms: elastomers, coatings, flexible foams, and cross-linked foams. Most of what we use here are flexible foams.

How are Custom Foam Interiors Molded?

  • Liquid – Polymers and occasionally additives are combined together to form polyurethane, which starts out as a hot liquid. The liquid is poured down through a pipe directly into a nozzle where it is sprayed out over wax paper and mixes with carbon dioxide
  • Expansion – The carbon dioxide helps the polyurethane to expand and begin to form a foam strip. The original strip doesn’t have much shape, so the ends are trimmed off to help create a viable shape out of the polyurethane foam product.
  • Drying – When the foam is first created, it’s much harder than the final product – in fact, it’s about the consistency of a rock if the gasses aren’t released. The foam is heated by lamps on a conveyor belt that cause the bubbles to expand and pop. At that point, you get the foamy, spongy material you’ve come to know of custom foam interiors.
  • Cut – Once the foam is created, it is cut to fit into your custom case!

Custom Foam Interiors and Cases from Advanced Packaging

Advanced Packaging, Inc. was established over 40 years ago with the mission of engineering and delivering the highest quality shipping and cushioning systems available. Since then our worldwide customer base has grown to include those in the military, government, commercial and industrial business sectors, as well as many other industries. API’s local clients value our convenience to the Washington, DC tech corridor. If you have any questions, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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Advanced Packaging Partner Spotlight: SKB

August 15th, 2014

custom military caseAt Advanced Packaging Inc., we only work with the best companies out there because we want to deliver you the best products available. When you work with second rate companies, you get second rate products. All of your partners are globally recognized as the best in the industry. We work with military, medical, and private sector personnel that need to know that their products are getting the job done. It’s not enough to just have them. One of our partners is SKB Cases, based out of Anaheim, California.

History of SKB Cases

SKB Cases have been around since 1977, and like most good things, started in a garage in California. Dave Sanderson and Steve Kottman created the first SKB case: a guitar case. Though they’ve definitely branched out from making musical cases, they started out with a solid foundation of making transport cases for sensitive equipment. SKB began to expand in 1979 when they created 2,500 cases for none other than Fender’s Stratocaster. By 1983, SKB had 20 employees and was cranking out over 600 cases per week. They began picking up military contracts and working with sports companies by the late 1980s/early 1990s and continued to expand the employee base. In 1998, they won entrepreneurs of the year. Kottman and Sanderson do everything on their own roto molding and injection molding machines. They are continuing to innovate and improve their standards as well as grow the company. Today they create custom shipping cases using vacuum, rotational, and injection molding for military, industrial, and medical facilities. We are proud to call them an Advanced Packaging partner!

Custom Case Options from SKB Cases and Advanced Packaging

We offer many different SKB Case options through Advanced Packaging, included single lid transit cases, military grade cases, and double entry rackmount cases for easy stacking and access.  Advanced Packaging, Inc. was established over 40 years ago with the mission of engineering and delivering the highest quality shipping and cushioning systems available. Since then our worldwide customer base has grown to include those in the military, government, commercial and industrial business sectors, as well as the medical industry. API’s local clients value our convenience to the Washington, DC tech corridor. If you have any questions about SKB case options through API, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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Why Should You Choose Custom Medical Cases?

August 7th, 2014

custom medical caseMedical professionals hold people’s lives in their hands every day. They’re who we go to when we have nowhere else to turn and all seems lost. Medical professionals are valued above many other types of professions. Many times, though, they’re only as capable as the equipment they have to work with. It is possible to create some equipment, but things like CT scan units and important surgical equipment can’t be re-imagined when medical professionals need to get to them quickly and have them work efficiently. It’s important to protect this expensive, sensitive equipment in every way possible – especially when it’s being shipped or stored and is at its most vulnerable.

What are the Benefits of Custom Medical Cases?

  1. Perfect fit – Custom medical cases are made so that the medical equipment that you’re shipping or storing fits perfectly, reducing the risk of things shifting around in transit and breaking. You need everything to get to you in one piece. With a custom case, you know that everything that you’re shipping will arrive at its destination intact.
  2. Accessorize – Sometimes you need to get things from point A to point B quickly, but they’re too heavy to lift and run with. That’s what handles and wheels are for. API allows you to choose how you want to accessorize your custom medical case to fit your specific needs. We can also do a silkscreen logo on your case to identify your company/hospital/practice or what’s in the case.
  3. Safe – The cases we manufacture can be shock proof, water proof, heat proof, aluminum, thermoplastic – or basically just about anything you need to keep your medical equipment safe. We customize to the best of our abilities and with our esteemed partners to make sure that everything ships or is stored safely.
  4. Custom foam interiors – These are always an option when you order custom cases from us. Custom foam interiors will cushion the equipment in your custom medical case. We all know that shipping companies aren’t always as careful as they should be. The foam will keep everything in the case safe and intact.

Custom Medical Cases from Advanced Packaging Inc.

Our medical professionals need the best to be the best. Advanced Packaging, Inc. was established over 40 years ago with the mission of engineering and delivering the highest quality shipping and cushioning systems available. Since then our worldwide customer base has grown to include those in the military, government, commercial and industrial business sectors, as well as the medical industry. API’s local clients value our convenience to the Washington, DC tech corridor. If you have any questions about custom medical cases in the DC area, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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Advanced Packaging Inc. Remembers World War 1 Vets

August 4th, 2014

world war 1This past Monday was the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. The war lasted a little over 4 years, ending in 1918. In that time frame, almost 18 million people perished as a result of battlefield deaths, genocide, food shortages, and bombings. World War 1 has gone down in history as the first “modern” war that was fought without the original “rules of war.” Check out the timeline below to find out more about World War 1.

World War 1 Timeline

1914 – The catalyst to World War 1 took place in June of 1914 when Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was assassinated by a member of The Black Hand, a Serbian Nationalist. The war didn’t officially begin until August of that year, when Germany officially declared war on Russia. Germany followed up by quickly declaring war on France and invading Belgium, which brought England into the war against Germany and Austria-Hungary. Canada entered the war on the side of the Allies in October. Many battles took place in 1914, though none were deciding battles. This was the year of the unofficial Christmas truce between soldiers on the Western Front.

1915 – Germany begin to use U-boats at this point in World War 1, which was problematic for all naval vessels. They sunk the British liner Falaba, killing an American citizen, which is one of the things cited as what spurned America to join the war. Poison gas was used for the first time in April of this year by the German forces. Italy joined the war on the side of the allies and the British ship Lusitania is sunk by Germans, killing more Americans.

1916 – This year was a fairly big turning point in the war. Tanks were introduced for the first time and Germans performed the first air raid involving planes rather than zeppelins over London, causing mass casualties. The longest battle of the war, The Battle of Verdun, begins in January and ends in December of this year with the French holding steady against the Axis powers. The US still hasn’t officially joined the war, but is working to build the military.

1917 – America joined the war in 1917, after discovering a telegram from Germany to Mexico, suggesting that Mexico should declare war on the United States. This spurned President Woodrow Wilson to declare war on Germany and join the Allies. Troops from both sides suffer a massive amount of casualties and realize how devastating the First World War is becoming.

1918 – November 11th of 1918 is known as Armistice Day and is the official day of peace that occurred after World War 1. The Allies chose to accept Woodrow Wilson’s 14 points plan, which laid out a future for the nations of the world after World War 1 concluded. With the help of the Americans, Allied forces were finally able to overcome the Axis powers and Kaiser Wilhelm abdicated the German throne on November 9th, leading to a brief peace between World Wars 1 and 2.

Honoring our Troops

Without our talented American troops, World War 1 may have gone on for many more years. Our brave men and women in uniform are just as important now as they were then and we’d like to continue to honor them. That’s why we at Advanced Packaging Inc. strive to create the best shipping and storage cases for our military heroes. They need the best to be the best. Advanced Packaging, Inc. was established over 40 years ago with the mission of engineering and delivering the highest quality shipping and cushioning systems available. Since then our worldwide customer base has grown to include those in the military, government, commercial and industrial business sectors, as well as many other industries. API’s local clients value our convenience to the Washington, DC tech corridor. If you have any questions, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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The Advantages of Custom Shipping and Storage Cases for Government Use

July 24th, 2014

government shippingThe government plays a very specific role in the machinations of a country, state, or city. Its job is to make sure that everything runs smoothly for citizens and that they stay safe. That’s a big job and responsibility that falls on the shoulders of a few different people and agencies. Some government agencies have jobs that require shipping specific, important items back and forth and it’s imperative that these items arrive at their destinations safely and in one piece. Shipping things in boxes simply won’t cut it most of the time. The best way to ensure that everything arrives safely to its destination is to use tried and true custom shipping cases.

What are the Benefits of Custom Shipping Cases?

  1. It’s all in the name Custom shipping cases are made specifically for your uses. You can choose from injection molding, rotational molding, aluminum, or a vast array of other cases. The point is that you can choose exactly what works for you in the size and shape that you need to keep your cargo safe and properly stored.
  2. Add custom foam interiors – Once you’ve commissioned your perfect custom shipping cases, you can add custom foam interiors, which keep everything safe from the inside out. Nothing in the case can rock, roll, or rattle around. You know that your contents will get from point A to point B without suffering some kind of internal catastrophe.
  3. Accessorize them – Many of our cases can be professionally screen-printed to add special customization to your case. You can also add handles and wheels or opt for a double entry rackmount case that allows you to access it from two different sides. Add what you need and don’t pay for what you don’t want.
  4. Add technology – Electronics integrated cases are becoming more popular as technology becomes more and more a part of everyday life and business. Government can’t function without the ability to access technology from different places. While these cases aren’t ideal for shipping, they’re great for government field workers who spend their time working with the public and other agencies.

Government Custom Cases from Advanced Packaging Inc.

Advanced Packaging, Inc. was established over 40 years ago with the mission of engineering and delivering the highest quality shipping and cushioning systems available. Since then our worldwide customer base has grown to include those in the military, government, commercial and industrial business sectors, as well as many other industries. API’s local clients value our convenience to the Washington, DC tech corridor. If you have any questions, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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Custom Foam Interiors for Your Custom Cases

July 16th, 2014

custom foam interiorFeel like we throw the word “custom” around a lot? It’s because we can back it up! Custom made items give you a lot of advantages over typical stock items. There are definitely times when stock cases and other stock items are beneficial (especially if you’re in a hurry and need a large quantity of cases), but a custom made case generally has many more benefits than a stock case, especially when manufactured by Advanced Packaging. Custom cases wouldn’t be nearly as efficient without custom foam interiors, though. You want the most protection to be directly surrounding whatever you’re shipping or storing. Custom foam interiors can give you peace of mind.

Benefits of Custom Foam Interiors

  • Cushioning – This is the most obvious of the benefits that come with custom foam interiors, but it’s more than just having cushioning around what you’re shipping or storing. Custom foam interiors are molded to perfectly hold and cradle that item. Packing peanuts and bubble wrap will do the job for sending packages around the holidays, but for important medical and military equipment, you need something that provides a little more protection than packing peanuts.
  • Protect from the elements – The outside of the case is the first line of defense, but the most important protection is inside the case. If anything does happen to get in the case (such as water), it has to go through the extra line of defense inside the case. The more defenses you put up against letting the elements in, the better off your important equipment will be. You’ll be able to keep everything safer.
  • Easy presentation – We’ve all opened our suitcases to an utter disaster where we can’t find anything that we need because everything managed to get thrown around during a flight or a car ride. Custom foam interiors don’t allow that to happen. When the case is opened after shipping, everything will be right where you put it. There’s no worry about anything breaking or coming apart either.

Custom Foam Interiors from Advanced Packaging Inc.

Advanced Packaging, Inc. was established over 40 years ago with the mission of engineering and delivering the highest quality shipping and cushioning systems available. Since then our worldwide customer base has grown to include those in the military, government, commercial and industrial business sectors, as well as many other industries. API’s local clients value our convenience to the Washington, DC tech corridor.

Not only do we make custom cases for every type of industry, API is also equipped with the latest in quality assurance and process control monitoring technology, including drop testing, protecting your electronic equipment from unforeseen accidents and events. Our team of craftsmen regularly build and then test a variety complex electronic assemblies.

If you have any questions, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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