When shipping something fragile and/or value, you need to make sure your shipping case is strong enough to protect it, but not too heavy. Aluminum cases fit that description perfectly. Lightweight, long lasting, and impermeable, aluminum is the best shipping option for your important objects, including medical and military equipment.


Aluminum cases are the strength leader in lightweight shipping.

But why is this so? What makes aluminum so light and strong?

We compiled the following information from The Aluminum Association to help you learn why aluminum is, well, aluminum. And a look at its characteristics will make you realize why aluminum cases are the best shipping cases for many applications.

The Most Common Metal

Aluminum is the most common metal in the earth’s crust (up to 8%). It’s also 100% recyclable, and none of its qualities are lost in the recycling process. A description of its physical properties include: “lightweight, strong, noncorrosive, nonsparking, nonmagnetic, nontoxic and noncombustible.” These are ALL very important properties when it comes to shipping cases, and is a major reason why aluminum cases are most trusted for valuable equipment and objects.

It belongs to the boron group, and has 13 electrons orbiting its nucleus. This perfect makeup is responsible for its strength and light weight.

Aluminum Facts

Here are some facts from the Aluminum Association about aluminum, and how aluminum shipping cases are the top shipping option:

  • It was once more expensive than both gold and silver. It’s strong and lightweight qualities were highly valued even as far back as Napoleon III.

  • Aluminum was used in some of the engine parts for the Wright brother’s first flight, because no material that was light enough could provide enough horsepower for the job.

  • 24 aluminum cans are able to support the weight of 2-ton vehicle.

As you can see, aluminum was and still is an important application in many different uses, including shipping cases today.

Need an Aluminum Case for Your Equipment?

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 aluminum cases, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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