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How to Use Spunbond Polypropylene for Shipping

How to Use Spunbond Polypropylene Packaging for Shipping

Spunbond polypropylene is a strong, cloth-like material that protects surfaces from getting scratched during shipping. This textile won’t tear or puncture easily, giving you peace of mind while your products are in transit.

How is Spunbond Polypropylene Made?

“Spunbond” refers to a continuous process of weaving one fiber into a web-like material. Spunbond polypropylene gets its strength from thermal bonding. Similar to what happens to sheets of metal during welding, the polypropylene fibers are heated so they melt into each other. Different manufacturers use different techniques to heat polypropylene fibers, such as applying heated rolls.

Once the fibers cool, you’re left with a textile that’s durable enough to withstand the pressures of shipping.

Pros and Cons of Spunbond Polypropylene

Unlike other types of protective packaging, spunbond polypropylene won’t protect your items in the event they’re crushed or dropped. That’s why it’s important to use different types of protective materials for your product lines. We also recommend testing the effectiveness of spunbond polypropylene on different surfaces to ensure you’re satisfied with the results.

Benefits of spunbond polypropylene include:

  • Soft
  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Nontoxic
  • No chemical additive
  • Resistant to tears
  • Eco-friendly
  • Reduced warehouse space


Laptops, cell phones, and tablets are electronics with one thing in common—screens that can get scratched during shipping. Electronics require several layers of protection to keep them safe during shipping. Not only do you have to use foam packaging or bubble sheets to prevent impact damage, but you’ll need to prevent scratching by using spunbond polypropylene products.

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Spunbond polypropylene products can be customized for your unique application. For example, you may order spunbond polypropylene sleeves to fit over car side mirrors. Spunbond polypropylene is a cloth-like material that protects car mirrors from accidently getting scratched on their way from the auto factory to the dealership.

Steering wheel covers are also made of polypropylene. The elastic band around the circumference allows you to fit it over the steering wheel so it’s protected from grease or oil. If you own an auto repair shop, steering wheel covers keep car interiors clean while they’re being serviced. Likewise, steering wheel covers keep car interiors clean while being moved to another location.

Steering wheel covers can be either reusable or disposable. Reusable steering wheel covers can help you cut costs and keep vehicles protected.

Wood Furniture

Wood furniture is vulnerable to scratches and gouges during shipping, which is why you’ll need polypropylene protective packaging. While wood furniture doesn’t need as much cushioned protection as electronics, they do need something that will prevent pieces of furniture from scraping against each other and gouging the wood.

Spunbond polypropylene is a fabric-like material that can be used with other products to prevent wood furniture from getting damaged during shipping. The spunbond polypropylene products we offer come in bags, sheets, sleeves, and tubing.

Bonus Tip: Make Sure You’re Using Enough Spunbond Polypropylene

Use enough spunbond polypropylene to keep your items safe and intact during shipping. The last thing you need is to deliver damaged goods to new or long-time customers. After all, prospective customers pay more attention to negative reviews than positive ones. To learn more, read our blog post on how shipping damage can hurt your brand.

Request a Quote From Us

It’s always a good idea to ask for help to determine what types of products we recommend to keep items safe during shipping. Keep in mind that if you ship a wide variety of products, you may need several different types of packaging materials.

Premier Protective Packaging is a packaging material converter that serves customers throughout the United States. If you are interested in browsing our inventory of foam and bubble sheet products, call (616) 791-7400 or request a quote through our convenient online form.

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