There are many different ways to process, wrap, and ship a variety of products for your business, but one popular way to do this for small, electronic components is tape and reel packaging. This packaging wraps the product in sealed pockets that are set on a long strip that is then rolled up for safe shipping and further processing. There are many benefits to this process.
Tape and reel packaging allows you to not only wrap each individual product up alone in individual pockets but also allows you to combine those pockets in a very efficient manner. You can keep each specimen your business produces or handles safe and secure, while also ensuring that you do not have to deal with the bulky packaging other methods require. The sealed pockets on the reel are secure enough to handle each SD card or other electronic, while the tape is flexible enough to roll up even after the pockets are sealed. This means that instead of packing hundreds of individual electronic components you can pack the reels instead, and have the same quantity of product packed.
Tape and reel packaging is more efficient than many other types of packaging as the reels can be set on automated machines. You can use a machine to pack hundreds of units at a time on one material with hundreds of pre-made spots ready to be sealed and roll the entire thing up like you would any other reel. Additionally, even if you are using heat or liquids to manually pack the components onto the reel, it's far easier to unroll and reroll a reel after packing the components than to pack each of the items by themselves and load them elsewhere individually. Plus, these reels can carry a large number of components by themselves.
Continuing the point of efficiency, tape and reel packaging can be less wasteful than other forms of packaging. Unless you are packing the components loosely in a bulk package or using separate pieces of tape to seal the components, many other forms of packaging require more materials and more space to work. For example, tubes are better if you need to make sure your components have a lot of protection, but this added protection requires more plastic and larger boxes for the same amount of components.
Tape and reel packaging saves space, time, energy, and materials compared to many other forms of packaging. If you are looking to package a large number of small components for electronic devices, consider implementing tape and reel packaging.