When several items are packed together, they should be protected from one
another and from external forces.
The illustration on this page shows some ways to cushion several fragile
items to be packaged together. The items can be individually wrapped in
paper or foam packing material and boxed separately. The boxes can be
fortified by surrounding them with corrugated cardboard stiffeners. The boxes
can then be placed in the external container and cushioned on all sides and
on the top and bottom with
styrofoam particles or
Concentrated heavy items
should not be packed with
fragile items unless they are
carefully separated. Heavy
items must be adequately
blocked or stabilized.