A Guide To Protecting Products & Equipment In Transit

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No matter your industry or sector, you likely rely heavily on your tools, equipment or product samples to get the job done. It’s important that you take proper precautions to ensure that your goods are protected from movement, water or temperature, all of which can easily damage your valuables. 

Decide whether plastic cases, polystyrene packaging or custom made bags are the best solution for your needs. Keep your equipment safe and protected to give you peace of mind.

What Can You Do To Protect Your Goods?

To protect your equipment and products, you can easily purchase custom created cases, bags and foam packaging that fit your exact products and equipment. You can customise the shape, durability and branding to make something that is as protective as you need it to be.  

For high value and delicate tools, equipment or product samples, a layered approach is recommended for extra protection. If you have a plastic case, consider getting custom cut foam inserts as an extra layer of protection for your valuable items.  In adding custom foams to your plastic case you not only gain protection for your products but also benefit  from the advantages of additional organisation and effective product or equipment presentation. 


The thing that makes polystyrene packaging stand out is that it is cost effective, lightweight and shock absorbing. This is a stand-out solution when it comes to protecting products and equipment. What’s more, it’s incredibly versatile and can be used in a huge variety of situations. If using a large container for your equipment, you want to ensure that your parts and tools don’t move around and get damaged. Space filling polystyrene packaging, pads, sheets, moulds, and end caps will keep your important items locked in place without fear of parts shifting around and breaking.

It’s also important to consider how you will transport your equipment around. Protect products and equipment against breakage during transit by filling your container with polystyrene pads or cutouts to absorb any damage that would occur. What’s more, polystyrene does not absorb moisture, so it will give you added reassurance if your container has to survive the elements. If insulation is key for your goods, then polystyrene will even keep the temperature inside a container stable without much fluctuation. This is vital for delicate electrical items which need to be kept at a certain temperature, the right packaging solution can offer real peace-of-mind, whatever the weather.

Another great benefit to using polystyrene in protecting equipment and products is that it is recyclable. Plastic pollution is a huge problem that has come to light recently, so if you’re environmentally conscious, this is a great packaging solution.


Custom cut foam separates and cushions each item, stops them colliding and moving around. This not only prevents scuffs, marks and breakages, it also acts as a ‘cushion’. The padding will not only provide cushioning around the items and keep them safe and secure, but it will also help to absorb any bumps or shocks in transit.

Foam inserts are the perfect solution if you need something that is rigid enough to hold the equipment yet soft enough to cushion it against impact. Foam is also capable of being shaped to support the equipment on top of looking smart. This makes it perfect for storing your valuable products as it will reflect the value of the equipment that it protects.

Protective cases with custom foam cushioning are almost always necessary for transporting and storing delicate equipment. No matter whether it is a test or calibration device, sales and marketing demo kit or delicate medical equipment, foam is a brilliant solution to protect your goods. 

In order to create protective custom foam shapes, we will either use measurements of the equipment or 3D data supplied by yourself. Additional details, such as finger cut-outs or clearances around delicate features can be explored and added by the design team if required.

Plastic Cases

Plastic cases have the benefit of being robust, low-maintenance and completely customisable with foam inserts. Plastic cases with branding make ideal sample presentation cases for your products or equipment carry cases. 

To make the most of your plastic storage case, you will need to consider its purpose. Think about what kind of items you want to store inside, from here you can decide what type of inserts you need.

Customising a plastic case with a custom cut foam insert will not only transform the appearance of a plastic case but also offers protection whilst providing a professional, organised appearance. This makes it ideal, both for carrying expensive, delicate equipment as well as presenting products. 

What’s more, plastic cases with padding or inserts are a perfect solution if you need a lightweight solution that is both protective and portable. It also does not require a lot of maintenance, as plastic cases are both durable and easy to clean.

Plastic cases are also far easier to transport than other materials, such as wood and metal, as plastic is lightweight. This makes it the perfect option for time-sensitive conditions, in which items must be delivered within a specific time.


Protective bags are the lightweight solution to carrying your equipment safely without being restricted to set sizes. Bags offer different levels of protection, depending on which materials are selected, and they are lightweight as there is no tooling involved in the manufacturing process.

You may think that a flexible bag wouldn’t be capable of protecting equipment, but this is not the case. The option of adding padded material plus reinforcing panels, foam lining or custom cut foam inserts the durability and malleability of these bags and helps for transporting or storing in small spaces or even to taking products or equipment to the site.

Take for example, the railway workers who need a way to protect their tools, such as gauges, thermometers, flashlights and electrical inspection equipment, from the unpredictability of their environment. They need a way to store and transport all of this critical equipment to site so that it is protected, well organised and easily accessible. A multi-faceted, lightweight protective bag that stores and organises tools is therefore absolutely essential for them and for anyone who works in certain industries, and needs something more other than a rigid toolbox.

Keep Your Valuables Safe with PottertonPacs

Carefully analysing your individual situation and needs is key to choosing the equipment storage solution that works best for you.

Do you want to guarantee the safety of your high-value maintenance and repair or sales demo kit? PottertonPacs have a rich history and expertise in providing protective cases and bags and much more for you and your equipment, dating back to the 19th century. 

Nowadays, we pride ourselves on being expert designers, manufacturers and suppliers. We provide expertly made presentation cases, padded soft bags and other heavy-duty transit equipment cases for protecting products and equipment, and in a wide range of industries.

Have a browse at our products, get in contact on 0116 276 7562 or by email at info@potpacs.co.uk with any queries or concerns you may have. Get started on protecting your valuables today.