The Benefits of Injection Molded Cases

August 29th, 2014

benefits of injection molded cases
When it comes to developing a high quality product at a price that customers can afford, Packaging Strategies Incorporated exceeds all expectations. One of the ways PSI has been able to produce quality custom cases for the Baltimore area is through injection molded cases. While this method of case production may not seem beneficial, it actually holds several benefits for both the consumer and producer. Some benefits of using injection molded cases include:

1. Production can be made quickly, putting the product in the hand of the consumer quicker.
2. Customization is easier with the option to add fillers and inserts.
3. Hinges and locks can also be added during the production process.
4. Waste is almost non-existent. Any scrap material can be grounded down to be reused.
5. Post production is normally unnecessary, cutting labor cost.
6. Different types of material can be used during the process at the same time.

Materials that can be used are broken down into three different categories of polymers:

1. Thermoplastics- Polystyrene, nylon, polyethylene
2. Thermosets- Phenolic, Epoxy
3. Elastomers

The process to make the injection molded cases can be broken down into four different “times”. These times are as follows:

1. Fill Time- The time it takes for air to be removed from the mold cavity.
2. Pack Time- The time it takes to fill the mold with the material of choice.
3. Cool Time- The time it takes for the material to cool or set.
4. Dead Time- The time it takes for the part to be removed from the mold and the mold to be reset.

PSI strives to create a durable product for our consumers that will not only meet their casing needs, but exceed their expectations. PSI has been serving the Baltimore area for over 50 years and continues to lead the area in the custom cases and shipping cases industry.

If you’re interested in learning more about our injection molded cases, please contact Packaging Strategies Inc. by calling 410-547-7877, email, or click here today!

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PSI and Parker Cases

August 29th, 2014

Parker Cases Strategic Partnership
When it comes to custom cases in the Baltimore area, Packaging Strategies Incorporated is the only name you need to know. At PSI, we specialize in the production of custom cases to transport medical, electrical, and military equipment. In order to guarantee only the highest quality materials and products, PSI has developed strategic partnerships with a number of distributors in the transportation industry. One of our partnerships is with Parker Cases in order to provide only the best cases for our Baltimore customers.

Parker Cases produces five different cases in seventy five different sizes for a wide variety of equipment. Parker Cases can be bought either empty or with a custom foam interior to add another layer of protection for your equipment. Cases produced from Parker Cases are developed from polyethylene, making them durable yet affordable. These cases are also made to be solvent resistant and to handle extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. The finish used for the cases prevents peeling or blistering those other cases may experience while being exposed to serious temperatures. Other features that are available for Parker Cases include:

1. Spring Loaded Handles
2. Rubber Gaskets
3. Piano Hinges
4. Military Styled Latches
5. Closures (Male/Female)
6. Padlocks available

Cases offered by Parker Cases include the following:

1. Roto Rugged Tote Wheeled Cases
2. TSW Shipping Containers
3. Deluxe Wheeled Cases
4. Shipping Cases
5. XHDT Deluxe Wheeled Cases

Parker Cases are not available through direct sale, making our partnership with the company ideal and beneficial for all parties involved. For over 50 years, PSI has striven to become a leading name in Baltimore for custom cases and shipping solutions. We also develop product on-site, helping us provide a high quality product at a price that is reasonable and in a time span that is efficient.

Want to get started with Packaging Strategies Incorporated? Call us today at 410-547-7877, or visit our contact page here.

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A Custom SKB Case for your Medical Equipment

August 21st, 2014

When it comes to medical equipment, you have to prioritize keeping it safe, sterile, and in proper working condition. After all, peoples’ lives could be at stake! So when you are transporting medical equipment and instruments from location to location, how can you guarantee that nothing will happen that could potentially compromise it? The best solution is a reliable case: a custom-designed SKB case from PSI Cases.

PSI has a strategic partnership with SKB Cases to ensure that we provide nothing but the highest quality custom cases to our clients. SKB cases are some of the toughest, more durable cases available, designed to withstand the water, dust, and air that can contribute to corrosion. They are also impact-resistant, meaning that the contents will stay as undamaged as the exterior of your case.

When you select a custom SKB case, you have the ability to ensure that no matter what kind of medical equipment you will be transporting, it will stay safe and secure and free from harm. One of the top benefits of custom cases from PSI is the specially-crafted foam interiors we create for your case; the foam can be cut to fit even the most delicate tools easily and keep them stationary until they need to be used. This is especially necessary for medical cases that will be transporting liquids in glass containers, as they could easily shatter and spill if not packaged properly.

Having a reliable method of transportation for your medical equipment and instruments means that it is easier and safer to bring these materials with you to the site of a medical emergency. Being able to do this could mean the difference between getting a person the help she or he needs immediately and waiting to transport them to a hospital, which could prove risky or, in some situations, impossible. The convenience and necessity of a custom SKB medical case is all-too clear; contact PSI Cases today to get started on the design for your case!

Custom SKB Medical Cases

If you’re interested in a custom SKB medical case from PSI, contact us today at 410.547.7877, or stop in at our convenient location in Baltimore at 6711-B Moravia Road.

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Why do you Need a Custom Case from PSI?

August 11th, 2014

Custom-built case

If you have important medical, electric, or military equipment that needs to be shipped, you need a case that is strong enough for the job. If you choose a cheap, low quality shipping case, your expensive and sensitive equipment could become damaged during transportation. This is why you need to trust your packing solutions to Packaging Strategies Incorporated.

PSI has grown into a leader within the custom case industry over the past 50 years and has partnered with a wide range of both private and public companies. Whether we are partnering with Northrop Grumman or a branch of the United States Armed Forces, PSI has been there to create custom packaging solutions for all of their transportation needs. PSI offers four areas of service to help create high quality cases at a reasonable price:

1. Product Fulfillment- PSI makes sure to keep a constant inventory of the parts we need to house for your project. We also make sure to include a schematic, so items can be placed back in their proper place after being removed.
2. System Integrations- Our team uses their years of experience in the engineering field as well as PSI’s on site manufacturing equipment in order to handle all steps in the system integration process.
3. Cushioning Solutions- PSI knows that one of the best ways to ensure safe transportation for equipment is through a foam or cushioned interior. We use 3D modeling techniques along with our state of the art fabrication equipment to create a cushion solution that meets your transportation needs.
4. Protective Container Solutions- PSI has partnered with the best names in the casing industry in order to offer the highest quality cases to our customers at a price they can afford. PSI offers:
SKB Cases
Hardigg Cases
Custom Pelican Cases

Want to get started with Packaging Strategies Incorporated? Call us today at 410-547-7877, or visit our contact page here.

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PSI and Sealed Air Corporation

July 28th, 2014

At Packaging Strategies Inc., we maintain partnerships with other companies to ensure that we are providing customers with top quality products and materials.  One of these partnerships is with Sealed Air Corporation, a global leader in food safety, facility hygiene, and product protection.

Sealed Air Corporation is a company based on the idea of protection. They strive to make healthier lives for everyone through safely packaging materials and products to be shipped around the world. With 25,000 employees serving customers in 175 countries, PSI is proud to maintain a strategic partnership with Sealed Air Corporation.

By taking the SmartLife™ approach, Sealed Air Corporation promises to make ethical and responsible decisions, support inclusion and diversity, be efficient yet safe in their business, and invent products and make choices that help to reduce waste and decrease the use of limited resources.

Services and products of Sealed Air Corporation include:

Food care
Protective packaging
Shrink packaging
Specialty materials
Medical applications
Diversey care

    Sealed Air Corporation maintains a set of priorities for their company. They are as follows:

    Put Customers first
    Generate Cash
    Be Inventive
    Leverage their global supply chain
    Develop their people
    Lead in sustainability and workplace safety

    The company’s goals and priorities is what ultimately helps them to succeed.  By maintaining a partnership with this company, it helps both of us succeed. At PSI, we carry a variety of custom cases including military cases, Hardigg cases, electronic cases, shipping cases, storm cases, telecommunication cases, and SKB cases.

    If you’re interested in PSI or what else we have to offer, don’t hesitate to call us at 410.547.7877 or visit our contact page. You can also stop in at our convenient location in Baltimore. You can find us at 6711-B Moravia Road.

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    Why Should your Custom Case be Watertight?

    July 24th, 2014

    Watertight custom cases

    When it comes to creating a custom case for your military and medical equipment, you need one that will be durable and sturdy. Another important characteristic to look for in your custom case is for your case to be watertight. While this may seem like a characteristic that isn’t imperative, having a watertight case is actually a necessary component to look for in your custom case. Some reasons for needing a watertight case include:


    1. Electrical equipment and water are never a good mix. Even the smallest amount of water can cause a short in general electrical equipment. If your case uses fans or other electrical devices to maintain temperature, water exposure could cause them to fail.
    2. Highly sensitive medical equipment should never be exposed to water. Water exposure could damage the equipment, leading to pricy repairs and failed projects or missions.
    3. If military equipment like weapons and ammunition is being transported, water exposure can never an option. Water damage can leave weapons faulty, putting soldiers and other personnel in danger when using the equipment.
    4. If a case isn’t watertight, transporters must by highly aware of how the case is transported and where the case is stored. A watertight case is able to be stored and transported in a number ways with no worry of damage from the elements.
    5. A watertight case will ensure the equipment inside will stay functional once they have reached their destination.


    At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we create custom cases that are watertight to protect the important equipment held inside. We know how essential watertight cases are when transporting equipment for medical and military purposes. We pride ourselves on creating cases that meet every need of our customer while also exceeding their expectations, at a price that is affordable and reasonable. We are also proud of our service to every arm of the Department of Defense and United States military.


    To get started with a watertight case from PSI, call us today at 410-547-7877. You can also visit our contact page online.


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    Benefits of Using Aluminum Custom Cases

    July 24th, 2014

    Aluminum Case BenefitsWhen it comes to shipping your medical or military equipment, you need a case that is reliable. A case that can stand up against harsh elements while still protecting the equipment inside is a must in today’s casing industry. One of the best materials to use today for your casing solution is aluminum. While aluminum may not seem like the best idea for casing, an aluminum case has several benefits when it comes to transporting your important and sensitive equipment. Some of the benefits of aluminum casing includes:

    • While you may think aluminum will be heavy to carry around, an aluminum case is surprisingly lightweight. This will make transportation easier along with make shipment affordable.
    • Aluminum is very durable and will be able to stand up to harsh elements during travel. Aluminum cases will be able to withstand:
      • Extreme temperatures
      • Water
      • Corrosion
      • Dirt
      • High Winds
    • Aluminum cases are also visually appealing when used, making them a popular choice.
    • Having a case that can include a customizable foam insert is essential when transporting delicate equipment. Aluminum cases are customizable to include foam inserts that will keep your equipment organized and protected.


    At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we specialize in the production of high quality aluminum custom cases at a price that is reasonable. Our cases are created on site to allow a higher production rate and better customer service. PSI is also constantly developing partnerships with leaders in the casing industry to provide our customers with only the highest quality materials. We are constantly developing new cases to better service our customers with all of their custom case needs. At PSI, we strive to not only meet your needs, but to exceed your expectations.


    To learn more about aluminum custom cases from PSI in Baltimore, call us today at 410-547-7877. You can also visit our contact page to fill out our contact form.


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    PSI and American Fabricators Inc.

    July 14th, 2014

    PSI & AFI

    At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we strive to provide our customers with the highest quality products made from only the best materials. We have developed partnerships with several companies and suppliers to ensure only the best for our customers at a price they will find reasonable and affordable. One of the partnerships we have developed over the years has been one with American Fabricators Incorporated.


    Founded in 1984, American Fabricators Inc. is a privately owned and operated company that specializes in precision sheet metal fabrication. The company currently employes about 100 associates and owns about 100,000 square feet of space dedicated to manufacturing. The company has worked to partner with several other companies in a wide variety of industries to keep their name at the top in the sheet metal industry. The company has a number of different capabilities including:

    1. Metal Finishing
    2. Welding
    3. Shearing
    4. Brake Forming
    5. Turret Punching
    6. Assembly
    7. Laser Cutting
    8. Hardware Insertion


    The company currently owns:

    1. 30 Weld Stations
    2. 5 Lasers
    3. 27 N/C Turret Punches
    4. 33 Brake Presses


    With such capabilities, there is no question why PSI chose to partner with AFI. Want to learn more about American Fabricators Incorporated? Visit their full website today.


    At PSI, we strive to provide our customers with an array of custom casing products to meet their diverse needs. We specialize in the production of several different cases including:

    1. Custom Military Cases
    2. Custom Hardigg Cases
    3. Custom Electronic Cases
    4. Custom Shipping Cases
    5. Custom Storm Cases
    6. Custom Telecommunications Cases
    7. Custom SKB Cases


    Want to get started with PSI today? Give us a call at 410.547.7877 or visit our contact page. You can also stop in at our convenient location in Baltimore. You can find us at 6711-B Moravia Road.


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    Independence Day and PSI

    July 2nd, 2014

    Independence Day

    This Friday marks the 238th birthday of the United States of America. July 4th is the most celebrated day in America, as it highlights the independence of the United States from Britain. As Americans from all across the country begin to celebrate the holiday with parades, cookouts, and fireworks, here are a few things to remember about the holiday!

    1. Declaration of Independence- Independence Day is the celebration of the signing of the document known as the Declaration of Independence. This document, signed by Robert Livingston, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Thomas Jefferson, declared America’s independence from Britain.
    2. Federal Holiday- Although Independence Day had been celebrated since 1776, Congress didn’t declare the day a federal holiday until 1938.
    3. Not the Accurate Date- While we continue to celebrate our Independence on July 4th, the truth still remains that the actual time of independence came at least a month later. The Declaration of Independence was fully signed by each member of the Continental Congress until August 2nd and didn’t reach King George the Third until August 30th.
    4. Death of Two Men- On July 4th, 1826, 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson passed away within hours of one another.
    5. Fireworks- The tradition of fireworks on July 4th began around the 19th century when citizens began to light and set off left over explosives from the war. Today, over 14,000 fireworks displays are ignited each year for the holiday.

    Packaging Strategies Incorporated enjoys celebrating the independence of the United States of America each year. Our company is proud to continue our partnership with every branch of the United States Armed Forces who continue to protect the independence of the American people.

    To get started with PSI on your new custom cases, call us today at 410.547.7877 or click here.

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    How Can Foam Interiors Enhance your Case?

    June 30th, 2014

    Custom Foam InteriorWhen you invest in a custom case to transport your medical or electrical equipment, you want to get the most for your money. One of the best ways to get the most out of your custom case is to include a custom foam insert for your interior. Some might not think that a foam interior will be helpful for the case, but a foam interior can have several benefits.

    1. Inside Protection- While the outside layer of your case protects your equipment from natural elements, a foam interior will protect the equipment itself. Along with the outer shell of your equipment, the inner workings of your equipment can become damaged during transportation. Foam interiors will absorb shock and movement while being moved to help better protect your equipment.
    2. Element Protection- While the outside of your case will take the brunt of the natural elements during a move, a foam interior can help protect against the elements as well. Foam interiors will help prevent water damage as well as help maintain a steady temperature.
    3. Lightweight- Foam interiors will help add a layer of protection without adding unnecessary weight to your case. This will help transport the case easier and won’t add additional fees when it comes to shipping.
    4. Organization- Foam interiors can be made custom, just like the case itself. This will make for a easy assembly once your equipment reaches its destination. Each piece of equipment can be easily found because it has its own place in the case.
    5. No Mess- A foam interior is made to fit easily and snugly in your custom case. This eliminates the mess of other packing materials.

    At Packing Strategies Incorporated, we specialize in making and installing custom foam interiors for your custom cases. PSI understands that your equipment needs to be protected at all times during transportation, which is why we are continuously working to find new innovative ways to create custom cases and foam interiors. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, PSI is the only name you need to know when it comes to foam interiors.

    To get started with PSI, call us today at 410-547-7877 or visit our contact page. You can also follow PSI today on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and Twitter.