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Articles on Carrying Cases & Shipping Cases

ATA Cases -

ATA cases are shipping containers primarily used for road travel, as well as air travel. Because of their primary function, ATA cases are also known as road cases.

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Blow Molded Cases -

The only limitation on designing blow molded cases is the actual restrictions imposed by the blow molding process; apart from that, there is absolutely no limit to what shape your blow molded cases should be, or what function they provide.

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Carrying Case -

Choosing a carrying case can often be made a complicated shopping experience because of the intense marketing and advertising done by manufacturers and distributors.

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Custom Cases -

Sometimes an off-the-shelf case is just not up to the job; you need something that little bit different to transport your precious things. Luckily, there are companies who can help.

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Flight Cases -

Creating a product is just half the process of running a successful business; you need to get that product into the hands of your customers as well.

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Molded Cases -

When you need to transport goods and need to ensure that they're adequately protected, you'll need some molded cases. This means keeping your product safe and secure no matter how delicate it may be; it also means keeping you safe and secure as well!

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Trade Show Shipping Cases -

When you are shipping your goods around the World, you need to ensure that they are not going to be damaged during the process. This is easily done when you purchase trade show shipping cases.

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Trade Show Cases -

No matter what your profession or talent may be, you can be sure that you will be able to the perfect trade show cases to suit your tastes and needs.

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ATA Cases

ATA cases are shipping containers primarily used for road travel, as well as air travel. Because of their primary function, ATA cases are also known as road cases, or even roadie cases because they were originally used for storing and shipping the equipment that musicians used when they were on the road, touring. These containers were specifically built to protect sensitive equipment such as musical instruments, audio and lighting production equipment and motion picture equipment when it needed to be moved from place to place. Other essential equipment such as wardrobe, hairdressing facilities, makeup, catering and rigging were also taken on the road in ATA cases.

Because of the diverse nature of the equipment that needed to be moved, ATA cases were designed and built individually to meet the requirements of each individual band or company. Roadie cases were designed principally with the idea of airline packaging specifications in mind, which, in turn, were developed by airline packaging engineers. The International Airline Transport Association (IATA) which is based in Washington, D.C., and is made up of numerous members including, American Airlines;

Boeing Airlines; Fed-Ex; Airbus; United Airlines; Delta Airlines and Northwest Airlines, dictated ATA cases so there would be a standardized system of airline transportation. The original ATA cases, the ATA 300 Cat 1 was brought into being in the early 1960s, when all the cases had to be white to enable workers to be able to see them at night and not make the mistake of leaving them on the runway. ATA cases are separated into two separate categories: the ATA 300 Cat 1 cases, which are able to withstand 100 trips, while the Cat 2 containers are only capable of ten.

The majority of ATA cases are built with three main layers, the first being ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene); the second is a lightweight plywood, usually made from maple, birch or poplar, though higher grade ATA cases use a composite material such as Plasti-Clad. The inner layer is usually made from polyurethane or polyethylene foam to create a shock absorbent core. This can be specifically shaped to protect the contents even further by allowing them to sit inside cut outs made into the foam. The corners and edges of ATA cases are then reinforced with aluminum, sometimes coated with zinc or nickel so that any bangs or knocks will have no impact on the case.

To make transit easier, castor wheels are often fitted onto ATA cases. Even though ATA cases are typically constructed from wood, it is possible to get plastic ones that give the same attention to detail with the internal foam protection. These plastic cases can give better weather protection, too. Regardless of the construction material, though, ATA cases can be adapted and modified to suit particular clients and their particular needs and requirements. For example, power adapters and computer fans can be included so that vital equipment can still operate while traveling, but can still be kept safe within ATA cases.

Blow Molded Cases

Enhance your productivity with blow molded cases The only limitation on designing blow molded cases is the actual restrictions imposed by the blow molding process; apart from that, there is absolutely no limit to what shape your blow molded cases should be, or what function they provide. Blow molding is a common type of plastic molding, so blow molded cases are an ideal end product of the process. A plastic tubular form, called a parison, is softened inside a mold and then injected with either compressed air or gas. This makes the parison expand and take on the shape of the mold, whilst leaving a hollow centre. This technique is a popular one and is used to make a variety of containers including blow molded cases.

The benefit of the injection blow molding process is that it caters to more detailed and precision dependent products than other methods. Any improvements in the physical properties of the plastic are negligible compared to other methods because very little orientation occurs. This process is also usually limited to smaller containers like six fluid ounce bottles rather than blow molded cases. Another method of blow molding is the extrusion method. This process starts with the usual extrusion of the parison using a die not dissimilar to the one used for making plastic pipes. The parison is usually extruded between two halves of an open blow mold; when it reaches the desired size, the mold will close so blow molded cases can be formed.

Once the plastic cools down, the mold opens and any excess plastic can be trimmed away. There are some advantages to using the extrusion method to make blow molded cases such as is takes relatively little investment capital to purchase the necessary equipment, and small production runs can be set up. This method is also able to process a variety of plastics, such as PVC, PC, PP, HDPE and PETG. Stretch blow molding is yet another technique regularly used. It involves the production of hollow objects, like blow molded cases and has biaxial molecular orientation. This greatly improves physical properties in the end result. There are two distinct forms of stretch blow molding techniques: the one-stage process and the two-stage process.

In the first process, pre-forms are injection molded, conditioned to the correct temperature and blown into containers. In the second of the two processes, the first part of the procedure is identical, but then they are stored for anything between one and four days, and then blown into containers using a RHB machine (also known as a reheat-blow machine). This is an expensive method of blow molding because of the equipment used so it tends to be used for high volume items in order to maximize its efficiency, which of course, blow molded cases can be. The choice of blow molded cases that are available is almost infinite, not only of size and abilities to transport just about anything from tools to delicate biomedical equipment, but to the choice of colors. Whatever you need blow molded cases for, you can be sure there will be some to meet your transport needs.

Carrying Case

Choosing a carrying case can often be made a complicated shopping experience because of the intense marketing and advertising done by manufacturers and distributors. The key to the purchase of a carrying case that you will be delighted with is to first of all ignore the gimmicks - these are the little extras that we are told we cannot possibly live without, and instead look for an optimally designed carrying case that will help make travelling a pleasure.

The first thing you need to look at in a carrying case is the quality; even non-checked luggage can take a hammering and you do not want it falling apart strewing your underwear across the terminal.A carrying case also needs to be transportable because unless you have a legion of attendants you will need to carry it yourself at some point; and if your carrying case needs to fulfill the criteria of a carry-on, then size restrictions will determine what kind of case you are looking for.

When you are looking at the design of your carrying case, there are some details that you should consider, such as the overall shape and balance; the quality, volume, shape and arrangement of the various compartments; how accessible those compartments actually are taking into consideration different stowage situations; the type and configurations of zippers; the availability of internal tie down straps and external compression straps; the handle and strap design, and, equally important, the overall weight of the carrying case.

It is nigh on impossible to find a carrying case that meets all your requirements perfectly, but at least if you have checked out what is available against what your needs are, you will be in a better position to find one that suits you. The principal use of the carrying case really needs to be considered: if you are a globe trotter, your carrying case will have a different function to the business traveler, so purpose needs to be addressed before purchase.

In both cases, however, the weight of the carrying case is important - and lightweight is really the only option, which means no more than several pounds, and if it is a carry-on the general rule of thumb for commercial airlines is that the length plus the width plus the height should be no more than 45 inches, which is about 114cm. A non-rigid structure will mold better to your carrying case's contents and wherever you might stow it, and naturally, it must be of a sturdy construction.

The beauty of buying a carrying case is that it can be a life time investment; it will not become obsolete over a period of time so the principle things to look out for when buying a carrying case are that it is of high quality and that it is durable. These two qualities will not make it the cheapest on the market, but neither does it mean that they will be the most expensive either, especially if you are able to buy direct from the manufacturer.

Custom Cases

Sometimes an off-the-shelf case is just not up to the job; you need something a little bit different to transport your precious things. Luckily, there are companies who can help: they can make custom cases for you that will make sure that whatever you are transporting will get there safely. custom cases are bespoke and include anything from flight bags and padded bags to plastic injection molded cases. There are other things to consider than just the material used to make custom cases; you need to think about what goes inside them to protect the things you want to carry. Many custom cases are lined with foam for ultimate protection but even that is put there with your needs in mind.

There are different types of foam for custom cases and there are different ways of lining them to suit you. If custom cases are described as being foam lined, this generally means that they have a lining, usually up to two inches thick, although that can be altered if necessary, on all six sides. This type of lining makes a perfect interior for accessories or items that are fragile. If you would prefer to cut the foam yourself, you can get custom cases that are foam filled. You can decide whether you want the lining to be one solid piece or whether you would like it in layers. The next type of lining for custom cases is called Pick 'n' Pluck.

This is foam that has been pre-scored in half inch or one inch squares that you can remove easily so you can adapt your case in whatever way you need it to be. The lid of these custom cases tends to have either a sold foam filling or a convoluted one, which looks like an egg crate. These types of custom cases are designed for smaller contents and so there are restrictions on the sizes. If you want a custom fit interior, this is also possible. Fabricated foam cushions can be made with your exact specifications so that your equipment fits inside snugly - and safely. This is often the preferred type of lining for delicate electronics. Die cut foam cushions are a custom fit interior made from a steel die to your own specifications, and are great if you need many small shapes cut out.

They tend to be more economical than buying lots of small cases, but there are size limitations on these types of custom cases. Another custom fit interior for many small shapes is a water jet cut cushion. These are made by using a water jet CAD CAM driven machine to make the more intricate cut outs. Not only can you choose on how you would like your custom cases to be lined, but there is also a choice of the types of foam that can be used. Some are more expensive than others, and some have different attributes, for example, there is an anti-static foam made from either Polyethylene or Polyurethane that inhibits static build up and helps to get rid of static charge. custom cases are exactly that - they are bespoke exactly to give you total peace of mind.

Flight Cases

Creating a product is just half the process of running a successful business; you need to get that product into the hands of your customers as well. This means shipping it off undamaged so that it arrives in good condition, and often flight cases are the key to doing just that.

Choosing the right flight cases will mean protecting your products on planes and during transit, and this is imperative. Think of how your product will be handled by baggage carriers and others during transit, and you realize the importance of protecting your product. Obviously those baggage handlers and delivery persons don't care as much about your product as you do! Those flight cases are like an investment in your product's longevity and your customer's satisfaction.

How do you choose the right flight cases for your product and should you have them custom made? Obviously only you can decide if custom items are best for your product but in many cases, standard flight cases will work just as well if you choose the right size and model and material.

One thing to remember is how you'll have your item shipped right after it comes off the flight. Some flight cases are too big for the U.S. Postal Service but may be acceptable for Fed-Ex and other commercial delivery services. If you have larger items and bulkier items then it's good to look into the limitations so you don't purchase anything that won't be accepted at the pick-up point.

Another consideration is that you may want flight cases that will accommodate many different products you have. Often you can purchase these containers and then have a wide array of foam packing materials that will work in different containers. Having foam that is cut to size for the items you ship can and is much cheaper than purchasing different flight cases for each item you send out.

The weight of flight cases will also need to be considered, as you'll probably pay more for something that weighs more. This isn't always the case with shipping containers but something that is oversized and over a weight limit may mean even more charges for you. While you want something that will secure your product and keep it safe while shipping, note the different flight cases that may work for you, depending upon the product itself. If it's not fragile and delicate, lighter containers may work just as well as thicker and heavier ones.

Take your time to shop around for flight cases and note the variations you have and the options they offer. Don't settle for just the cheapest as this may mean not protecting your items as you assume. However, don't just buy the most expensive and assume they're the best simply because they're heavier or larger. The right flight cases are like extensions of your product and you want the correct one for what you're shipping and where you're shipping, so shop around.

Molded Cases

When you need to transport goods and need to ensure that they're adequately protected, you'll need some molded cases. This means keeping your product safe and secure no matter how delicate it may be; it also means keeping you safe and secure as well! There are many applications and uses for molded cases; those who work in the antique business or art business know the importance of proper shipping materials. Anything delicate needs to be shipped properly! Anyone that ships or moves anything volatile also knows how important packaging is, and certainly valuable items no matter what they are should be shipped in the right containers for their own protection; think musical instruments, lab equipment, and items like these. Products that may be dangerous to someone if they were to fall out also need the right molded cases; this might include tools, cutting instruments, and so on. Obviously sharp instruments cannot be carried or shipped in plastic bags and cardboard boxes!

Finding the best molded cases is like finding any other part of your product or supply, and is as important as the creation and manufacturing of a product as well. After all, what is the point of making a product or of purchasing something if it does not arrive at its destination in good repair and well protected? So where and how do you find the best molded cases? How do you decide the best ones for your product overall? There are some simple considerations you can keep in mind to make the best decision.

Shop specifics.

Very often you can find molded cases that are meant for certain items such as tools or musical instruments. They will have notches and spaces for these items so that you don't need to worry about how they'll fit. When you shop for specifics in choosing your molded cases you'll find more choices and options for your items. This can mean finding just the right packaging for your product without having to search too many products. Remember this when shopping for molded cases online; use words that are specific to your products or industry, such as "guitars" or "tool kits." You'll find better options this way.

Shop specialty suppliers.

When you shop online or elsewhere for molded cases, search only sites and companies that supply these cases in particular. If you shop for packaging and shipping materials, you may find very few items from which you can choose. This will mean more options for you as well, since suppliers who specialize in molded cases will have more products that they sell overall.

Spending too much time in shopping for molded cases from companies that produce all sorts of packaging and shipping materials will put you in a position of having to pick and choose from items that won't accommodate your specific products. This is an ineffective way to search and means far too much time comparing sizes and dimensions. So instead, shop only companies that create molded cases specifically so you have the best options immediately.

Trade Show Shipping Cases

When you are shipping your goods around the World, you need to ensure that they are not going to be damaged during the process. This is easily done when you purchase trade show shipping cases. You can be sure that your goods are not going to become damaged when you are traveling - as this could cost extreme amounts of money. Whatever you are shipping and wherever you are traveling, you can be safe in the knowledge that the case is secure and safe. There is very little danger of anything happening to your goods and you can relax.

Being able to ensure that your goods are safe and secure is what trade show shipping cases aim to do. They are tough and should be able to take any sort of journey that you may need it do. When you are shipping valuable goods you need to ensure that they are going to be safe from damage, and you can do that with trade show shipping cases. They are easy to get either from the internet or in stores. You can choose from a wide range of specific cases that are available. Whether you are traveling delicate goods or electronic goods there is going to be something that you are looking for.

You are not going to be disappointed at the standard of trade show shipping cases. They are there to do a job and they do it extremely well. You are able to customize the cases if you want to advertise your company or business, or simply if you want something different that is going to stand out. Alternatively, if you are traveling for business you can have a simple design and color that is going to compliment your line of work and ensure that it gives the right impression.

If you have never bought or researched trade show shipping cases before, there is no better time than the present. With them being very popular, there is going to be plenty of information for you to gather and compare when you are looking for the perfect trade show shipping cases. There are many different designs that are very specific and others that are generic, you will be able to ensure that you are going to be purchasing the right trade show shipping cases for you.

There will be nothing worse than shipping your goods to simply find out that they have been damaged on the way and are therefore no good. Ensuring that your possessions are safe and can travel safely is very important. So make sure that this is money well spent when you are getting trade show shipping cases. Have fun with buying the trade show shipping cases and have them personalized if it is going to suit your line of business. Ensure that you get the right case to suit your needs and you will have no worries of shipping your goods all over the world from one country to the next.

Trade Show Cases

No matter what your profession or talent may be, you can be sure that you will be able to find the perfect trade show cases to suit your tastes and needs. There is nothing standing in your way if you want one that is completely personalized or simply standard and discrete. You need not worry if you are not able to find the perfect ones in store for you as you can easily find what you are looking for on the internet. There are many examples for you to look at and consider if you search on the internet, companies such as PACE Cases are happy to ensure that you will have the exact case you are looking for.

Specially deigned to suit your profession or hobby, you can be sure that trade show cases are not going to disappoint when you need to use them. They are designed to ensure that your possessions are going to fit perfectly and be protected when you are traveling or moving them. There is no reason for you having to worry about your case when you are traveling, as it is designed for such a thing.

Being able to personalize your case will make the experience of purchasing any trade show cases fun. You will be able to make it different to any others that you may have previously seen. Whether you want your case to stand out or be discrete you can be sure that you are happy. Any company that customizes trade show cases will want to ensure that you are happy with the product, therefore making sure that whatever you want on your case can be possible.

However, you are able to purchase simple trade show cases that are very popular. You can be sure that they are going to have many colors for you to choose from, so even if you aren't planning to customize the cases, you can still have something different if you wish. It is personal preference when you are choosing any trade show cases. You may be able to find the perfect case in a shop, or you can alternatively have something different off the internet.

trade show cases are there for you to have practicality as well as function. You could spend a long amount of time trying to find somewhere that can customize the case for you, or you could simply purchase a simple design and enjoy the simplicity of the product. Finding the perfect trade show cases that are going to meet all of your requirements and demands needn't be a difficult task. The easiest way for you to this is the internet where you can find trade show cases for many different professions and objects that you may need a specific case for. Don't hesitate to find the perfect trade show cases for you and your business today. Have your company's name customized onto the cases or simply make them personal to you.

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