Packaging: Store paper and plastic packaging safely and securely

The packaging industry is a growth market. The need for storage space, in production as well as distribution, is growing along with it. But what is the best way to store packaging?

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Flexible solution for storage requirements

Packaging is booming. Nationally and globally, the demand for packaging is increasing. Plastics, paper and cardboard packaging are the main materials here and account for three quarters of the packaging market. Dimensionally stable and sturdy plastics still play a somewhat larger role here than paper or cardboard.

One of the defining trends in the industry is the topic of sustainability. One goal is to replace materials that are not easy to recycle. Reusable packaging options are being tested. Companies are also aiming to reduce packaging in general. This has been countered by two developments.

E-commerce has grown tremendously since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Shopping can be conveniently delivered to people’s homes. This often comes in cardboard packaging, bubble wrap or large envelopes. There’s no end in sight to this online boom. At the same time, hygiene and protection requirements have increased. This has meant that plastic packaging has been able to maintain its position.

Before the packaging material is sold or processed, it usually needs to be stored somewhere. However, plastic packaging and paper packaging have different storage requirements. Which warehouse is suitable for which stored goods?

A lightweight building is made of aluminium profiles with wall cladding of trapezoidal sheets or insulated panels pulled into them. The roofing is made from a highly tear-resistant industrial textile. Unsupported widths of 5 to 40 metres are just as much an option as double-aisle buildings. The building’s length can be freely selected in a truss spacing of 4 or 5 metres.


Lightweight buildings from Herchenbach are assembled in a short time from industrially manufactured parts in a modular system. A 1000 m² building takes one week to assemble. As the parts do not have to be custom-made, this saves time and money. At the same time, the modular system’s optimally calibrated components allow for a wide range of building types. A costly individual structural analysis is not necessary here. In many cases, the lightweight building can be anchored to an existing surface without a foundation. When the building is no longer required, it can simply be dismantled and rebuilt elsewhere. It can also be expanded at its current location without any problems.


Lightweight buildings for plastic packaging

If you need more storage space quickly and easily, a lightweight building gives you a cost-effective storage solution in just a few weeks. Thanks to their special construction, these industrial tents are not only quick to erect, but also meet the particular requirements of plastics storage.

  • Weatherproofing: Plastic should not be stored outdoors, as rain and hail, temperature fluctuations as well as air and environmental pollution will damage their surface. Lightweight buildings offer optimum weather protection and can be assembled quickly from aluminium profiles, the corresponding wall cladding and highly tear-resistant roofing.
  • Protection from sunlight: Long periods of exposure to UV light alter the colour and strength of plastic. To prevent damage, lightweight buildings have roofing made of high-quality industrial PVC, which reliably protects against 99.8% of UVA and UVB radiation. The lightweight buildings are certified for a service life of up to 50 years.
  • Unheated or insulated warehouse: Plastics become brittle in the cold. Strong heat also damages the material. If the material is only to be stored for a short time, a low-cost non-insulated building will be sufficient. For longer storage or if people will work in the building for extended periods of time, wall cladding with insulated panels, which have excellent heat transfer values, is a good choice.

Lightweight buildings for paper and cardboard

One thing in particular damages paper and cardboard: humidity. A lightweight building not only provides quick and easy weather protection from the rain. In order to store paper and cardboard safely, accessories that meet their precise storage requirements can be integrated at low cost.

Condensation protection: An additional tarpaulin can be pulled in together with the roofing. This ensures that condensation caused by temperature fluctuations between the inside of the building and the outside air does not drip onto the packaging. The additional tarpaulin catches the condensation and drains it away via the outer walls. This keeps paper and cardboard protected. An additional rain gutter lets the water run off directly via the tarpaulin.


Packaging industry buildings from Herchenbach

With experience gained from thousands of building projects, Herchenbach creates lightweight buildings for a wide range of industries. These industrial buildings offer cost-effective weather and UV protection and are therefore also particularly suitable for the packaging industry. Condensation protection can be easily added for the storage of paper and cardboard.

  • Optimised processes: It only takes a few weeks from the first enquiry to the handover of the keys.
  • Personal contact: A sales representative will be in touch immediately after the initial contact to accompany the project through its entire planning phase. In collaboration with the customer, they will develop the most cost-effective building solution that best suits the storage requirements.
  • Low-cost financing: Lightweight buildings from Herchenbach are not only available to purchase, but also to rent. This financing option makes sense when storage space is needed quickly without a large investment budget. Furthermore, renting is the best option when a building is built in the short term before it is clear how long the storage requirement will last at that location.
  • Customer service: Customer service is available even after the keys have been handed over. Our representatives can assist with possible repairs, for example if a forklift truck has driven into the building’s wall. You can also order an extension or dismantling of the building through them.

Let our building construction experts advise you now and find your optimal storage solution for the packaging industry. Start your project enquiry now.

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