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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Superior Quality Products from API

July 10th, 2014

quality packagingCompanies like to advertise that they have the “best products for the best prices” or that their quality control is head and shoulders above the rest. We understand this, because we do the same thing. The difference between API and other companies that make these claims is that we have the evidence to back it up. Because we work with companies like Pelican, SKB, and ECS, we know that we’re getting the best stock products. We would never work with vendors that we didn’t trust to help us get the best quality product to our customers and clients. We know how important the cases that we manufacture are for our military, medical professionals, and those in the private sector. Every case is made carefully and with precision using a time tested molding technique.

  • Certified MIL-I-4280A – We’re certified to make all of our cases and have been in the business for over 40 years. We’ve perfected our art of case making, but we’re always willing and ready to learn any techniques that could make us even more useful and beneficial to our valued clients and customers.
  • ISO 9000 Compliant – In order to be ISO 9000 compliant, all employees and management have to go through rigorous training to meet up to international business standards. These standards have become what most companies need to abide by in order to be a good company to work for and buy from. We take our standards seriously at Advanced Packaging.
  • All products 100% inspected and tested – Nothing leaves Advanced Packaging without being rigorously tested. We need to know that our products will survive the harshest conditions and stand up to their job without any issues. Customer satisfaction is a top priority and we work to do everything in our power to make a great product.

We’ve served the DC, Virginia, and Maryland areas for over 40 years. We know who we’re serving and how to create the best product for every customer that walks through our door. Our  mission is to engineer and deliver the highest quality shipping and cushioning systems available. 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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Custom Medical Case Options

July 2nd, 2014

medical equipment casesThe safe transportation of medical equipment is important for hospitals and medical facilities. Equipment that arrives safe and on time could be the difference between life and death for a critical patient, whether the doctor is on the front lines or running a practice. If you work in the medical field, you want to know that your shipments are going to make it through the process unharmed and whole. The best solution for easy, secure shipping or storage is to buy custom medical cases. These cases come in many different shapes, sizes, and levels of durability. The important thing is for you to find the custom medical case that will work for the specific equipment that you need to ship or store.

  • Electronics Integrated Cases – Sometimes you need cases on the go in the medical field. Our electronics integrated cases allow you to take sensitive medical equipment wherever you need to go. These cases are great for mobile medical professionals, such as EMTs.
  • Different Durability Options – Cases from API come in welded aluminum and thermoplastic, depending on your needs. Both are durable and will last you for a long time so that you won’t have to frequently replace the cases.
  • Accessorized Cases – Medical cases can have wheels, handles, and more added to them so that they’re perfect for your needs. Don’t forget to also ask about our custom foam interiors to properly cushion your sensitive medical equipment.

Medical equipment cases need to be built to last and carefully constructed to transport the important equipment within. Advanced Packaging Inc. only works with the best companies in the business to bring you cases that will last.

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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Salute Our American Troops on Independence Day

June 27th, 2014

fourth of julyThe 4th of July is next week. It seems like this summer has absolutely begun to fly by! While the Fourth is a great day to spend with friends and family enjoying a cookout and some cold drinks, it’s important to remember the reason for the day: having the freedom to spend that day as we choose. At Advanced Packaging Inc., we’ve had the privilege of working with the American military. We manufacture them the best cases that we have to help them continue to protect our freedom. It’s important for our men and women in uniform to have the most durable products available when they’re working on the front lines. We work with world-renowned companies such as Pelican, SKB, and ECS to ensure that our products can survive the harsh conditions of the military. Electronics integrated cases allow our military to access information from just about wherever they are at any time. Our custom foam interiors cushion sensitive, important equipment and can be customized for any job that our military men and women need to do.

When you’re watching fireworks go off in DC or Baltimore this year, remember our service men and women who are actively fighting for our freedom and the freedom of others overseas right now, as well as the veterans who have ensured that we still have the ability to live our lives freely. Remember to thank them and celebrate the Fourth of July for the significance of the role it plays in the life of every American.

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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Why Is Aluminum A Great Material for Custom Cases?

June 19th, 2014

aluminum caseAluminum is used as a material for all different products on the market. Think about it; you probably use aluminum every day. It’s used for parts of light bulbs, soda cans, foil, and even auto parts. It is one of the most versatile, useful metals available, which is why we use aluminum for many of our best custom cases. Aluminum is also fairly inexpensive for as durable as it is. We use aluminum for our custom cases for a few different reasons.

  • Lightweight – When you’re shipping things, you don’t want to add a lot of weight to the cases. It makes them more expensive and more difficult to ship. Just because something is lightweight doesn’t mean it’s not durable. When aluminum is made into an alloy with other metals that don’t add much weight, it becomes even more useful.
  • Long lasting – Aluminum does not rust or corrode in most cases because it generates its own oxide coating that protects it from the harmful effects that oxygen and water can have on some metals. If you take care of your aluminum cases, there is a good chance that they can last you for years. They’re ideal for shipping in damp and adverse conditions.
  • Malleable – It’s easy to get aluminum into the shape and size you want it, which is why it’s great for case making. We’re able to easily form the aluminum so that your case is perfectly customized to your shipping or storage needs. The process to form aluminum is fairly simple and inexpensive. Since aluminum is so malleable, it’s possible to make aluminum cases that are completely seamless. Seams are generally the weakest point in any product, so a seamless case is a huge perk.
  • Impermeable – Shipping sensitive medical equipment is a job that aluminum is well-designed for since it is odorless and impermeable. It does not let light, scent, or taste in or out of the packaging. Shipping food, clothing, or other sensitive equipment also works very well with aluminum 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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Spotlight on Maryland Custom Case Partner: Pelican

June 11th, 2014

pelican caseAt Advanced Packaging Inc., we work with some great custom case partners in the industry. They know how to design and create custom cases to help our military, medical, and other important personnel ship and transport important cargo. We’d like to tell you a little about how Pelican got started and what their company stands for, since we have very similar values and opinion. We work closely with them because we know that they have quality products and values that matter.

Pelican started creating tough products in 1976. Dave Parker was a scuba diver who recognized the importance of having a flashlight that could withstand tough, deep water conditions. He created the Pelican Float flashlight and it was all history from there. Parker founded the company and began designing cases to rival all others on the market – a tough product that could handle anything thrown at it (literally) was something that the case market was lacking. Pelican was acquired by a private equity firm in 2004, but it retained its strong values under the intense growth of the company and has now expanded into the international market with offices in California, South Korea, India, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Africa. The team is diverse, talented, and customer-oriented.

Pelican now offers many different products. Some of the most notable products are the military cases that Pelican offers. As a partner, we frequently sell cases to the military because of the quality of the cases and their ability to withstand the harsh conditions of the military. They also continue to offer strong flashlights for diving and more, as well as remote area lights. They make cases for shipping, storing, protecting mobile devices, and withstanding storms. Their backpacks and coolers are made to handle tough weather conditions and protect the gear inside them. Photographers, hikers, and those who need to carry laptops into dangerous conditions can appreciate backpacks that can protect from weather as well as impact.

Advanced Packaging Inc. has many Pelican products to choose from, including single lid cases and more. We carry Pelican-Hardigg – some of the toughest of the tough products. Pelican’s commitment to excellence is a value that we carry over into the work we do and the products we sell. If you are interested in learning more about Pelican-Hardigg products or if you’d like to talk to one of our sales representatives, call 888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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Source: http://www.pelican.com/home.php

How is Plastic Made for Custom Cases?

June 5th, 2014

plastic pelletsPlastic is one of the most important inventions of our time. It has changed the way that many things are made and has made the mass manufacturing of certain items much easier. It has also created somewhat of an ecological crisis, especially in the US, but we’ll come back to that when we talk a little bit about recycling. Most of our custom cases are made from hard, tough plastics. Have you ever wondered how plastic is created? The process is very interesting and parts of it might surprise you.

General Making of Plastics
Plastics are made out of oils that contain monomers and polymers, which are eventually combined to create different types of plastic. Plastic makers start with the raw materials and oils. They undergo reactions and chemical processing to extract the correct particles for making plastic. The main element that goes into making plastics is hydrocarbon. These hydrocarbon monomers go to plants where they undergo more chemical reactions to be changed into polymers that may receive dyes and chemicals. When plastic is first made, it’s generally processed into small pellets or beads.

Plastic Molding
We use rotational and injection molding at Advanced Packaging Inc., but there are other types of conventional molding for plastic as well.

  • Extrusion – Plastic films (like the ones on your DVD or CD cases) are created using extrusion. Pellets are heated down and mixed together, pushed through a small opening and then cooled. Most of the time, the cooling is done with either air or water.
  • Blow molding – Blow molding isn’t usually done on its own, but is used with rotational or injection molding processes. Pellets will be heated down and squeezed into a cold mold. Air will then come down the tube that the melted plastic was squeezed through and expand the plastic so it molds to the sides of the walls.
  • Rotational molding and injection molding – Check out some of our other blogs to learn more about these types of molding. These are what we use to create our durable cases. They’re both tried and true methods that have been working for us for decades.

The creation of plastic is fascinating, if not a little difficult to understand. One important thing to note about plastic is that it is recyclable. Since it can be melted down and molded into other objects, it’s a useful substance. It falls on us to be more responsible about recycling this resource rather than letting it take over our landfills – when used properly, plastic is a great asset. To learn more about how plastic is made or to purchase custom cases from Advanced Packaging Inc., call 888-206-5250, stop in, or visit our website today!

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Source: http://science.howstuffworks.com/plastic5.htm

 

What Uses Do Double Entry Rack Mount Custom Cases Have?

May 29th, 2014

double entry rack mountWhen ordering a custom case, you want to make sure that you’re ordering the proper custom case for your needs. A custom double entry rack mount case is a good solution for just about any industry needs and has multiple uses. But first, let’s talk about what a double entry rack mount case is and what makes it a good choice for a storage or shipping case.

What are they?
A double entry rack mount case is a stackable case that is frequently used for shipping and storing electronics, though you can use double entry rack mount cases for just about any items. These cases are customizable and can be made in just about any size that you need. All of the cases that we manufacture are tested to make sure that they meet industry standards and will last for a good deal of time. They rarely need to be replaced and can stand up to nearly any condition that they’re put under – this makes them ideal use for industries that tend to put extra strain on cargo. These cases also protect cargo against dust, humidity, vibrations, and more. They’ll ensure that whatever your shipping gets safely to its destination.

Uses
Depending on the industry you’re in, you can almost definitely find a use for a double entry rack mount custom case. Several of the benefits for different industries are listed below.

  • Military – Sensitive electronics need to get out quickly, which means that the mode of shipping isn’t always the best. They need to be protected and safely transported into the field. Double entry rack mount cases have you covered.
  • Medical – Storing and transporting medical equipment can be tough. It needs to be properly stored in cases that fit the equipment specifically so that nothing gets broken or lost. Ask about our custom foam interiors for double entry rack mount cases.
  • Retail – Have a bunch of extra stock but lack the storage space? These cases will keep your stock free from dust and humidity, while also stacking to take up as little space as possible. They provide an efficient, safe storage space for your goods.

A double entry rack mount custom case can easily be accessorized to meet your needs, as well. You can had handles and wheels to make transportation easier and decide on what size will work best for you. At Advanced Packaging, Inc., we take case making very seriously and want to make sure that you get the best possible product for your money. If you have any questions about double entry rack mount custom cases or you’d like to talk to one of our sales representatives, call 888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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Custom Foam Interiors with Advanced Packaging Inc.

May 20th, 2014

custom foam interiorWhen you have precision, impact sensitive equipment that needs to be shipped, an ordinary case simply won’t get the job done. Your precious equipment will need a custom case to ensure that every part and piece of equipment will be protected fully. While the strong structured outside of a custom case is protecting the shell of your equipment, what is protecting the heart of it? It’s important to never neglect the inner workings of your specialty equipment, and the best way to keep it protected is by using a custom foam interior. Custom foam interiors help to protect the inside of your equipment by absorbing any shock or vibrations made during impact, such as the case being dropped or thrown during transportation.

 

At Advanced Packaging Incorporated, we understand the importance of protecting not just the skeleton of your valuable equipment, but the organs as well. We specialize in using the latest technology to create a custom foam interior for your new or used custom case. Our specialists consider several factors before beginning the process of creating your custom foam interior. These factors include the type of environment your equipment will be exposed to, the type of handling your equipment will receive, and how fragile your equipment is. Our specialists will then decide on the best material to use for your custom foam interior. These materials include:

  1. Anti-Static Foam
  2. Filter Foam
  3. Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)
  4. Polyethylene
  5. Polyether
  6. Polyurethane

At API, we use only the latest cutting techniques to create the best custom foam interior for your custom case. On house we have a profile cutter, vertical band saws, and a die-cut press while also using a water-jet foam-cutting system that is state of the art. Our custom foam interiors are designed to best fit your product, making packing and reassembling equipment easier and saving you time and money.

Our in house designers and engineers are always waiting to help you with all of your needs when it comes to custom cases. Contact us today to get started with developing a custom case and custom foam interior that is right for you in a manner that is quick and efficient.   Call us today at (410)-358-9444 or fill out or online form here to receive a quote. You can also begin following API on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

 

 

When is a Stock Case Useful?

May 15th, 2014

At Advanced Packaging Inc., we talk a lot about how useful custom cases are and how well they protect items that you’re either shipping or storing. While custom cases are great when you have a little bit of extra time and money, sometimes stock cases are a better option. We offer over 360 different models of stock cases from respected industry names like Pelican Hardigg, SKB, and ECS. Stock cases are available quickly and can easily be sold in bulk. Even though we call these cases stock cases, they are customized for military use. In times of war and political unrest, sometimes supplies need to be deployed quickly. Sending them can be an ordeal if there isn’t a way to ship them and keep them safe at the same time. There are numerous benefits to investing in stock cases from Advanced Packaging Inc.

  • Waterproof – You don’t want moisture getting into cases with electronics or anything that can grow mold. The majority of our cases are water tight and will help keep your cargo dry and intact.
  • Shock proof – No matter what company you send your cargo with (even if you send it internally), something that shouldn’t be thrown around will be at some point. Shock proof cases can take the impact without damaging anything inside the case.
  • Durable – If you’re making an investment in cases, you want to know that you’ll be able to use them and reuse them for years to come. Our cases are guaranteed to last a while, even if they endure a good deal of abuse along the way.
  • Versatile – Even though stock cases aren’t customized, you can still buy them in a variety of sizes and shapes to meet your needs. You also have the freedom to use the cases for different things. With custom cases, usually only the cargo that the cases are specifically made for will fit.
  • Options – You’ll have lots of options with stock cases, but you’ll get them much quicker than custom cases. Placing a custom case order with us is fairly quick, but we still need to take the time to make the mold and churn out the cases. Stock cases allow you to pick the cases up ASAP and get the ball rolling.

We know the importance of getting your cases to you quickly so that you can do your job. If you have any questions about stock cases, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

Founded over 40 years ago, Advanced Packaging Inc. provides quality stock and custom container solutions for military, government, and commercial equipment manufacturers. Our in-house engineering and production staff can quickly and efficiently fabricate shipping containers to meet each and every client’s specific requirements.

API has the experience to provide you with exceptional service and superior quality for all your packaging needs.

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Source: http://www.impactcases.com/blog/3-benefits-from-using-aluminum-military-shipping-cases