Wrapping with paper

When transporting goods, the safety and integrity of the cargo are crucial. While various materials can be used to secure loads, paper is not one of the recommended options. This blog delves into the reasons why paper is not suitable as wrapping material to ensure load security during transport.

Insufficient strength and durability

One of the key factors in choosing wrapping material is the strength and durability of the material. Paper, although sturdy in some applications, lacks the necessary robustness required for securing loads. It can easily tear or damage, especially under the pressure of heavy or unevenly distributed loads. This can lead to shifting of goods during transport, endangering the safety of both the cargo and the transport vehicle.

Limited weather resistance

Transportations occur under various weather conditions, and the chosen material must withstand these variations. Paper is particularly sensitive to moisture and can easily weaken or disintegrate when wet. This makes it unsuitable for use in rainy, humid, or even excessively dry conditions. Moisture absorption can not only affect the paper itself but also cause damage to the cargo, especially if it is moisture-sensitive.

Insufficient flexibility

Flexibility is an essential property of wrapping materials, allowing them to adapt to different shapes and sizes of loads. Paper, although somewhat pliable, does not offer the same level of flexibility as alternative materials such as wrapping film. This limitation makes it difficult to effectively use paper for loads that are not uniform in shape, increasing the risk of uneven pressure distribution and instability.

Environmental considerations

While paper may seem like a more environmentally friendly option than plastic films, its benefits in terms of transport security are limited. The need to use more paper to provide a similar level of protection as other materials, or its more frequent replacement due to damage, can ultimately lead to more waste and higher costs. Additionally, paper production itself can also be environmentally burdensome.


While the choice of packaging material depends on specific needs and context, these points clearly indicate that paper is not the ideal choice for ensuring load security in transport. Its limited strength, sensitivity to moisture, lack of flexibility, and environmental implications make it a less suitable option compared to more specialized and robust materials available in the market. Therefore, for businesses and logistic operators, it is advisable to invest in materials such as wrapping film or strapping specifically designed for load security to ensure the safety and integrity of transported cargoes.

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