What kind of packaging does a company need in order to serve the sanitary porcelain market — toilets, tanks, sinks, and pedestals? Over the years, this has become a valuable market that faces a lot of breakage and damage in transit. Anyone who can provide a quality packaging solution can help companies save a lot of money in returns and prevent a lot of unhappy customers.

Simpak first got into the sanitary porcelain market after one of our customers was having problems with a competitor’s product. The customer had a directive to remove all chemicals from the factory floor, including a two-part spray foam that was sprayed into boxes to protect the sanitary porcelain. The problem is the two-part foam can be dangerous because it generates a lot of heat during the initial setup process, and because no one really wants tanks of chemicals sitting where a bunch of forklifts are driving around.

Enter the Simpad. This protective packaging is flexible and moldable, but is safe to use. That’s because it’s already made to the correct size, shipped in gaylords, and can then be picked up, placed inside boxes, and sealed up. No chemical applicators, no hazardous materials, no downtime because of a broken machine.

We created a protective packaging pad that was approved by UPS with ISTA 3A testing, and FedEx’s ISTA 2A testing.

The solution provided a way to pack thousands and thousands of different SKUs using just three different packs. The tanks, sinks, and pedestals all used the same standard operating procedures while the toilets used a slightly different procedure due to the shape, size and weight.

This cut down on the number of protective packaging products, and helped the customer eliminate the hazardous materials from their floor.

Our entry into the sanitary porcelain market was just a few years ago, but we’ve managed to make a major impact. The Simpad protective packaging has reduced damage significantly in the sanitary porcelain market, and best of all, solved the initial problem of getting chemicals off the floor.