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3
Cushioning

3-1 Purpose and MethodCushioning Materials.

Cushioning is important because, if there is enough cushioning material in a mailing container, it absorbs and distributes forces of shock, pressure, and vibration.

Cushioning should keep an item from touching its mailing container and should separate multiple items from each other. In other words, cushion each item above, below, and on all sides.

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