A new report from a global consulting firm found that packing and storing items for long-term storage can increase the likelihood of a catastrophic event.
The report, authored by NPG Consulting and commissioned by a global furniture manufacturer, looked at the storage of more than 50 million items across nearly 100 countries from 2015 to 2019.
It found that while packing for long periods of time was a good option, storing items in a compressed fashion could be even better.
“The compressed packing strategy can improve the overall quality of the packing materials, improve their performance and increase the storage life,” NPG Consultant Anjana Raghavan told Business Insider.
“It’s like buying a new car that will last a lifetime.”
In a 2015 study conducted by the company, which also studied the impact of packaging for personal care items, the average consumer was storing items at temperatures of between 35 degrees Celsius and 70 degrees Celsius.
The report concluded that “the overall quality and durability of the product would be significantly enhanced” if the items were kept at temperatures between 35 and 70 Celsius.
The compression packing strategy The NPG team conducted its research using an online survey of nearly 20,000 households, with a median age of 40.
They found that 70% of respondents had at least one item stored in a compression pack, and that 80% of them had at most two items stored in the same bag.
“People who have a compressed bag will often be less inclined to change their mind about how they want to store their belongings, said Raghavans report, “and they’re less likely to think about storing it in a storage container.
“A compression pack is a solid, durable, and low-weight solution for storage of a wide range of personal items.””
In this context, the compression pack strategy is the best option,” Raghawan said.
“A compression pack is a solid, durable, and low-weight solution for storage of a wide range of personal items.”
Raghavan also found that compressed compresses at temperatures up to 50 degrees Celsius, making it ideal for storing small items, such as baby items.
“Compression is very good at reducing heat loss, so it’s also a good choice for keeping baby toys and toys that are smaller than 2.5cm from burning,” she said.
The company’s study also found an increase in people storing items more than 2 meters away from each other, in the form of “shovels, trays, boxes, boxes of tissues, etc.”
In addition to its research, the firm also surveyed more than a million households worldwide.
In 2016, the company estimated that compressed-bagging is responsible for $300 billion in annual retail value, with an estimated 6 million households in the U.S. storing items 3 meters or more away from the curb.
In 2017, it estimated that this value was nearly $1 trillion.
According to the report, there are three major benefits of compressed packing.
The first is that it increases the quality of items.
This is because “the higher the compression level, the more durable and strong the packing material becomes.”
The second is that “it can increase storage life by up to 5 years, and the final benefit is that compressed packing reduces the likelihood that a person will have a catastrophic loss in their personal items,” the firm noted.
The third benefit of compressed-packing is that the items stored are more stable.
According to Raghvan, this is because compressed items “can be stored in different temperatures in different compartments.”
For example, “a person might put a heavy sweater on top of a light jacket or a heavy wool sweater on a light sweater, and it will be able to withstand the high temperatures.”
The report noted that the compression-packing strategy has a “long history of being implemented for both personal care and office products.”
In fact, “compression-packing was originally developed as a storage solution for personal products, such that the products could be stored at low temperatures and then be re-used over time,” the report states.
“This led to the development of a number of products, including a range of office products that can be stored compressed.”
Read the full NPG report here: https://bit.ly/2bWx0K5″Compression packs have become one of the most popular storage solutions for personal items in the United States, with the majority of consumers choosing to use them,” NPA President and CEO Mike Pacholak told Business Insiders.
“While they’re great for personal use, they’re also very popular for office items.”