The main packaging methods used are: bundles, PVC-wrapped bundles, pallets, wooden crates and containers.
The bars are gathered, held together and secured by metal strapping. A label is attached to each bundle showing: supplier, batch number, casting number, type of steel used and dimensions.
PVC-wrapped bundle packaging
The bundles held together by straps are additionally wrapped in PVC film for greater protection.
When short bars need to be packaged, they can be placed on pallets and wrapped using straps. If necessary, a plastic protection film can be added.
Packaging with wooden crates
This type of packaging is chosen for shipments by air and often for shipments by sea. Wooden crates are appropriately fumigated and receive phytosanitary treatment in compliance with ISPM No. 15 – FAO requirements.
Shipping by container is preferred when large quantities of goods need to be shipped. The bars inside the container are packaged using PVC film or wooden crates.