Packaging Accessories

Accessories and options for advanced packaging solutions

A fully-realized packaging solution is more than just the materials that house and cushion your product.  There are options that can be added to ensure additional protection.  These include anti-corrosion protection and handling indicators to protect against the extremes that packages can undergo in shipping.


Shipping and Handling Monitors

Drive down damages. Improve your margins. Protect your investments.

Product damage can have a serious impact on your company’s profits. That’s why Packnet only uses and provides ShockWatch® products. Implementation of shipping and handling monitors provides psychological reinforcement of proper handling procedures and changes the behavior of material handlers. It provides a highly visible deterrent to mishandling throughout the supply chain and encourages package handlers to be more conscious of their behavior and surroundings. The real success in a damage reduction program is preventing mishandling.

Utilizing a ShockWatch Program will deter mishandling and reduce damage-related costs to your products by indicating when the packaging has been exposed to a potentially damaging impact during transit or in storage. ShockWatch labels are tamperproof, mechanically activated devices that turn bright red when an impact occurs over the g force threshold of the ShockWatch label. ShockWatch labels have an omni-directional impact response. These products provide a full spectrum of damage prevention solutions, all tailored to your handling or shipping needs.

The ShockWatch Program includes a full complement of products and accessories. They include:

  • Impact Indicators
  • Tilt Indicators
  • Impact Recorders
  • Temperature Monitoring
  • Time Indicators

Benefits of ShockWatch Handling Indicators:

  • Acts as a visual deterrent to improper handling
  • Promotes chain of accountability for all product handling
  • Reduces mishandling through awareness
  • Confirms effectiveness of packaging
  • Provides indisputable evidence of mishandling
  • Helps identify trouble spots in supply chain, from production to transportation and storage
  • Alerts recipient to inspect contents before acceptance
  • Helps increase quality of product from dock to dock
Selection Guide
Impact Indicators
Tilt Indicators
Impact & Environmental Recorders

Mark VandervestProduction Manager - Interlaken Technology Corporation

Case Study: Interlaken Technology Corporation


Finding a solution to ship large capital equipment internationally via 40ft. sea containers presented problems for Interlaken Technology.


Packnet created a customized packaging and corrosion prevention solution utilizing Cortec VpCI vapor corrosion inhibitors for Interlaken’s shipments to Austria and China.

Cortec® – Corrosion Inhibitors

Total Corrosion Control

Packnet is the region’s supplier of Cortec vapor phase corrosion inhibitor (VpCI) products. Corrosion inhibitors are critical in protecting your product during shipping and storage. Cortec is the leader in safe and effective VpCI products. They use the latest technology available to protect material, personnel and the environment.

Cortec offers a full range of VpCI Packaging Solutions Some are specific to international, government, military, and corporations. VpCI Packaging Solutions offer cost effective, high performance protection of parts, equipment, and structures for short or long-term, and in environments such as in-plant preservation to aggressive marine environments. These solutions range from coated papers, impregnated foams, extruded films, cushions, emitter devices, inserts, and custom designed solutions.

VpCI Packaging Solutions and Delivery Systems


Cortec® VpCI® films will suit all your packaging needs. Films range from general use polyethylene film to shrink wrap, stretchable, or reinforced constructions. All films have excellent clarity. Multifunctional VpCI®-125 incorporates Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors (VpCI®), desiccant, and antistatic properties. VpCI-126® Blue bags and films provide multi-metal corrosion protection for parts of all sizes. Corrlam® is a barrier protection film which maintains a vacuum and is excellent for high temperatures and humidity.

Paper and Paper Coatings

Cortec® VpCI® papers provide corrosion protection in several different applications including single item packaging, multiple item wrapping for bulk shipments, OEM, and automotive parts packaging for storage and shipping, and sheet liners for product separation. The papers are nitrite free and made from neutral/natural kraft paper that is recyclable and repulpable.

Devices, Emitters & Foam

Cortec® devices provide exceptional adsorption and protection for recessed areas. Devices are applicable to virtually any packaging system. They come in pouches tablets, foams , or emitters.

Cortec® impregnated foams protect precision machined parts and highly sensitive electronic components. They protect against breakage, surface damage, or scratches.

Other available corrosion control products include:

  • Painting Metal
  • Cleaning – Rust removal for Equipment and Parts
  • Oil/Gas Water Treatment – VpCI Protection
  • Contact Rust Inhibitors – Storage and Transport
  • Military Specified Products – Asset Preservation system for Military Applications.
  • Electrical Component Protection – Emitter and Spray Contact Protection Systems
  • Maintenance Repair Operation (MRO)

Interested in learn more about packaging accessories?

Our experts can assist in talking through the options for adding accessories to further protect your products and ensure they arrive to their destination safely.  Contact us today to learn more.