(3) Use a shipping container that has sufficient strength to withstand the
bumping, jarring, crushing, and shocks that occur when shipping by land, sea, or air.
Use a suitable packing material (Styrofoam popcorn, Styrofoam, foam
(5) Place the equipment (with associated manuals and parts) in a plastic
bag, but do not seal it.
Lay a 2 to 3 inch layer of packing material in the bottom the container.
(7) Place the equipment (in the plastic bag) on top of this layer and pull the
top of the bag above the top edge of the shipping container, but do not seal it.
(8) Fill the space between the shipping container and the plastic bag to
within 4 inches of the top with aerosol packing foam.
As the foam sets, it molds itself around the equipment while the plastic bag
keeps the foam from physically contacting the equipment.
(9) Pull the bag up and over the sides of the shipping container, creating a
plastic shield over the foam.
(10) After the foam sets according to manufacturer's specifications, seal the
plastic bag around the equipment and fill the remainder of the shipping container with
popcorn, Styrofoam, or foam rubber.
This method provides the best method of protecting equipment if original
packaging is not available.
(11) Seal the shipping container as described in paragraph 3-7c below.
c. Seal the shipping container.
Secure all flaps and seams.
(2) Use appropriate packaging tape, nails, or other fasteners as required to
ensure that the shipping container is securely sealed.
The most serious hazard to any equipment being shipped is the handling it
receives after it leaves your custody, so package it accordingly.