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3-4 Several and Fragile Items

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 styrofoamcushionining for several fragile items to be packages together. particles or "peanuts."

Concentrated heavy items should not be packed with fragile items unless they are carefully separated. Heavy items must be adequately blocked or stabilized.

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