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Protective/ Inner Packaging(HKTDC Packaging, Vol 01,2007)

Safe Choices



Jianli Packaging Co Ltd offers transparent and colourful blister trays custom-made to the customer's requirements

The immense demand worldwide for pre-packaged consumer goods must be matched by a plethora of materials formed into convenient outer marketing and inner protecting cartons. In regard to the latter item, Hong Kong makers offer a wide range of protective packaging.

For example, Jianli Packaging Co Ltd manufactures transparent blister covers used mainly for toy cars. "The covers take the shape of a remote-controlled toy car and are usually made from PC, which has a high anti-impact ratio," says general manager David Yee noting that a typical cover measuring 330x180x100mm sells for US$1.50 each FOB Hong Kong.

Other products from Jianli include a transparent blister tray used to hold electronic components. "This tray is designed to protect electronic components during transportation and is made from PET, which is anti-static and dust-free," Yee notes, adding that the unit price ranges from US$0.30-0.60 depending on size.

Jianli also produces a purple PVC clamshell blister with an inner tray for playstation portables, and offers it at US$0.40-0.70 each. "We also make blister trays for stationery, home electrical appliances and toys, using PS, PP and PET," Yee adds.

The plastics used by the company, which also include PETG and APET, come from the mainland, Taiwan and the US.

"All of our products are custom-made and can be in any colour or degree of transparency depending on the customer's requirements," Yee says, adding that pricing "is competitive".

The firm operates ISO 9001-certified factories in Shenzhen, Suzhou and Wuxi on the Chinese mainland. Total floor space is about 10,000 square metres and the combined workforce numbers 300. "Our plant in Suzhou has a clean-room facility for making electronics packaging in an environmentally- friendly way," Yee elaborates.

Minimum orders of 5,000 units are usually consigned 7-10 days after order confirmation. "Our customers include manufacturers and retailers," says Yee. "The UK is our biggest market, accounting for about 30% of sales, while we also export to the US, Australia, Japan, the Czech Republic and Jordan."

In contrast to the use of plastic, Sun Fung Environment Packaging Ltd produces inner and protective packaging from paper pulp. "All of these materials are environmentally friendly," says manager S.Y. Pang. "We use recycled paper sourced from the mainland and our materials meet the EU's environmental requirements and regulations."

Typical FOB Shenzhen unit prices for internal/protective packaging from this company include HK$1.20 for a toaster, HK$1.90 for a credit card machine, HK$2.50 for a rice cooker, HK$1.56 for a water glass and HK$0.96 for a computer diskette. "We can also design for customers," Pang says.

Established in 1998, the company produces about one million units of protective and inner packaging items at its ISO 9001-certified, 15,000-square-metre, 150-worker factory in Dongguan on the mainland.

Minimum order is 5,000 units for delivery within three weeks of order confirmation. The firm sells to North America, Western Europe, Japan, the mainland and Hong Kong. "Our biggest markets are Europe and the US," Pang says.

Hop Shing Fty is another manufacturer of environmentally-friendly protective packaging, and the firm's range includes EVA lining for jewellery and watch boxes.

"EVA is environmentally friendly, classy-looking and yet inexpensive," says manager Lee Wai Kit. "We make the EVA sheets ourselves with EVA materials imported mostly from Taiwan. Then we turn the sheets into packaging products according to customers' requirements."

Orders are delivered 2-3 weeks after the sample is confirmed. "We require no minimum order quantity and the most important thing for us is to meet the customer's needs," says Lee, adding that unit prices vary with quantity.

Set up in 1988, the company supplies factories and dealers in Taiwan, the mainland and Hong Kong. Its production base is a 6,000-square-metre, 50-worker factory in Huiyang on the mainland.

Still on the theme of environmental soundness, Xingli Packaging Co has custom-made PP red blister for a microphone. "The material is environmentally friendly and anti-shock, which protects the microphone during transportation," says general manager Michael Yee. The blister is priced at US$0.10 each ex-factory Shenzhen.

This manufacturer also makes transportation trays for electronic components using PS and PET. "PET is also environmentally friendly and anti-static, while PS is conductive, capable of protecting the electronic components from damage by ultrasound," Yee explains.

A typical PET tray for electronic components sells for US$0.18-0.20, while the PS variety is priced at US$0.30. "We can design packaging for customers and produce according to their designs," Yee notes.

The company sources sheets of PVC, PET, PP, PS and PE from Japan, Taiwan, the US and the mainland, and production takes place at a 3,000-square-metre, 120-worker Shenzhen factory. Minimum orders of 5,000 units with a lead time of 7-10 days are shipped to Canada, Europe, Japan, Southeast Asia and the mainland. "We have English- and Japanese-speaking sales teams," Yee notes.

Whatever the protective packing requirement, and no matter the merchandise, Hong Kong manufacturers have all the best options covered.


Contact Details

Hop Shing Fty
Rm 622, Blk 2
Kowloon Bay Govt Fty Bldg
Kowloon Bay
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2757-3116
Fax: 852-2751-7475
Web: www.hopshingevafty.biz.com.hk

Jianli Packaging Co Ltd

Unit H3, 2/F, Phase 2
Yip Fat Ind Bldg
75 Hoi Yuen Rd
Kwun Tong, Kowloon
Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2191-7338
Fax: 852-2191-7399
Web: www.jianli.com.hk

Shuang Qi Flocking Cloth (HK) Ltd
Flat 5, 11/F, TCL Tower
8 Tai Chung Rd, Tsuen Wan
New Territories, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2413-4366
Fax: 852-2493-3220
Web: www.shuang-qi.com

Sun Fung Environment Packaging Ltd
Unit 1204, CFC-CATIC Bldg
44 Tsun Yip St, Kwun Tong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2389-3210
Fax: 852-2951-9682
Web: www.sunfungpackaging.com

Well Pack Industrial Co
Unit 6A, 25/F, Cable TV Tower
9 Hoi Shing Rd, Tsuen Wan
New Territories, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2411-1021
Fax: 852-2411-0671

Xingli Packaging Co
Unit H3, 2/F, Phase 2
Yip Fat Ind Bldg
75 Hoi Yuen Rd, Kwun Tong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2706 9997
Fax: 852-2191 7399
Web: www.xl-packaging.com