How to Safely Transport Glass without Breaking the Bank or a Piece of Glass

As a manufacturer or fenestration company, understanding how to transport glass isn't a nice-to-know — it's essential. While storing and moving smaller sheets of glass may not be as difficult, moving large glass sheets introduces a host of problems.

Even when you use bubble wrap, masking tape, bungee cords, moving blankets, a cardboard box, and the right moving truck, successfully handling glass and other breakables require experience.

Unfortunately, most customers will not wade through broken glass pieces of large panes while you find out what works vs what doesn't. Instead of relying on a cardboard box or corrugated cardboard for protection, savvy businesses turn to the decades of experience of Frank Lowe. 

As the premier custom manufacturing and die cutting company, we will help you create a custom solution to protect and wrap your window or glass to perfection. Our experienced product packaging engineers utilize a range of materials and best practices to create comprehensive shipping protection for glass and other types of fragile freight.

Best of all, you don't have to break the bank to safely transport it — or a single piece of glass. Continue reading for a few of the most common protective packaging solutions we provide to help businesses safely transport glass with breaks or scratches.

Fenestration Separator Pads for Safely Transporting Glass

As our most popular product, fenestration or glass separator pads are the perfect solution for safely transporting glass throughout packing, storage, shipping, and installation.

Regardless of the size or shape of the glass product you're storing or shipping, we can help you choose the best separator pads. This entails selecting the proper material for your application and die-cutting the pads to the required specs.

Cork Separator Pads for Safely Storing & Shipping Glass

Cork is a natural material offering inherent qualities excellent for protecting glass during transportation. Cork can absorb vibrations and provide dampening qualities throughout the journey of your glass. We can die-cut our cork glass separator pads and add two different types of backing:

  1. Static backing in either 1/4", 3/16", and 1/8"

  2. Removable adhesive backing is available in thicknesses ranging from as small as 1/16" up to 1/4".

Do you know the best thickness for cork or foam separator pad? No need to worry — the experts at Frank Lowe will help you choose the best product thickness to keep your glass pane secure.

Foam Separator Pads for Transporting & Storing Glass

White Foam Protection for Windows and Glass

Our white foam material is the most economical alternative. The white foam material also offers a removable adhesive strip with a protective cover that makes application as simple as peel-and-stick.

You can choose the white polyfoam separator pad in standard thicknesses ranging from 1/4" up to 1/2". However, we will work with you to die-cut the perfect foam separator pads — regardless of thickness or size.

FLowe Magic Pads

FLowe Magic Pads are a dense vinyl material designed to attach to the surface of the glass frame or pane. Once affixed, our Flowe Magic Pads will deliver exceptional cushioning for glass panes and products of varying weights.

The "Magic" in these pads is a magic bite, which means there is no adhesive on the pad. This mitigates the chances of adhesive residue being left on one side of the glass panes. It also eliminates the chances of delamination.

NeoRebond Separator Pads

NeoRebond is a moderately dense separator pad designed to protect and secure your windows during shipment. You can choose from the standard stock thickness of:

  • ⅛ of an inch thick
  • ¼ of an inch thick
  • ⅜ of an inch thick
  • ½ of an inch thick

If you need a special size, simply let us know and we can provide a solution. Our NeoRebond pads are also offered with a removable adhesive, which makes them a cost-effective protective packaging pad.

Felt Glass Separator Pads

In addition to our other fenestration separator pads, we also offer two different types of felt. Each felt comes in a standard thickness of 1/16".

Like all of our other products, our felt can be customized to your specific needs upon request. The felts include:

  • Black felt pad with a permanent adhesive, which is an excellent solution for surface protection and desktops.
  • The green felt glass separator pad comes with removable adhesive tape. The green felt glass separator pad offers excellent utility for the mirror industry as well as a variety of lighter gauges of glass, like glass for picture frames.

Contact Frank Lowe to Explore, Pursue, and Create

Don't settle for cardboard or attempt to protect your glass panes by using tape or wrap on the edges of your glass. Instead, the best solution is to partner with Frank Lowe for a customized solution.

At Frank Lowe, we bring more than 65 years of experience helping fenestration firms, warehouses, manufacturers, and contractors create innovative ways to lay, ship, and store glass products. We offer a full range of glass protection solutions and will provide industry-leading best practices and tips to help you save time and money.

Regardless of your industry or product shipping needs, we can help. Contact Frank Lowe to explore, pursue, and create a glass transportation solution.

About the Author Randy Cohen

Since 2002, Randy Cohen has served as the Senior Vice President of Frank Lowe — leading Sales and Marketing as well as a variety of Administrative operations. Randy has 25 years of experience with a background in sales & marketing, production and business management, serving both government agencies and private industry. He holds a B.A from Syracuse University and a Masters and Professional Diploma from Fordham University. Randy uses his unique set of experiences to help businesses and entities across all sectors explore, pursue, and create better solutions.

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