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Through a process of initial consultation, part analysis, and evaluation of handling and transportation methods, SSI SCHAEFER develops the optimal protective system to ensure your products arrive to the final destination in pristine condition.
Utilizing an ever-growing list of protective materials and fabrication principles, SCHAEFGUARD™ by SSI SCHAEFER, protects products from impact, abrasion, vibration, moisture, corrosion, and electrostatic discharge (ESD).
Our engineers design efficient, cost-effective protective packaging to cradle parts through all stages of assembly, including work in process and transportation. Utilizing materials such as plastic corrugated with protective laminations, polyethylene and cross-linked foams, high-density polyethylene and vacuum thermoformed trays, SSI SCHAEFER can meet specific handling requirements by creating a custom dunnage design. Whether you require shock or vibration protection, part separation, specific orientation for class “A“ parts or electrostatic discharge protection, SSI SCHAEFER manufacturers custom containers meeting your packaging needs.
Sensitive electronic components need special protection against static shock. SSI SCHAEFER offers a family of products that provide protection in anti-stat, conductive, and static dissipative ranges. Materials such as thermoplastic resins, plastic corrugated, solid sheet, foams, and molded foams are used to form or fabricate a custom protective system to meet specific application needs.
Extruded plastic sheet is heated and formed over a mold to create a contoured tray that cradles and protects each specific part. This process allows nesting of parts and increases part density. In addition, tray cavities form to carry multiple variations of the same part. Trays can stack or nest during shipping and storage. Plus, all SSI SCHAEFER trays are recyclable. Common materials are high-density polyethylene (HDPE), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), high impact polystyrene (HIPS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and polypropylene (PP).
Polyurea is a durable finish that is resistant to abrasion, sharp edges, and chemicals. Heat resistant up to 200° F, Polyurea can be applied to many surfaces such as foams, molded plastics, and steel. Polyurea extends the life of parts by taking the brunt of the wear incurred during handling and transportation.
Dunnage products made of HDPE are machined to meet custom requirements. HDPE is a durable dunnage material that is perfect for heavy-duty engine parts. The machining process allows for detailed cradle options that some processes can‘t match.
SSI SCHAEFER textile dunnage is lightweight, provides class “A” protection, and significantly increases part density. Textile dunnage requires no tooling cost. In addition, textiles include soft texture woven and non-woven fabrics such as polyesters, vinyl, nylons, Tyvek® and Evolon®*. Materials can be designed to create cell dividers, partitions, pouches, bags, bonnets and curtains.
Rubber is a non-marring and anti-slip surface that is highly resistant to wear. Rubber adds increased shock absorption and added traction to keep heavy parts in place during handling. Plus, rubber is resistant to moisture and chemicals. SSI SCHAEFER provides rubber cut to size for individual container footprint requirements.
Steel or wire dunnage inserts allow parts to be secure and remain separate during usage—providing individual part separation for assembly or transport. Good for washing and degreasing applications. Typical materials include zinc or stainless steel and can be polyurea coated.