Lightweight Metal Cases.
Aluminium containers, transit cases and kit skips suitable for a wide range of applications
Aluminium cases offer the perfect balance between protecting your important items during transit and being light and easy to handle. The inherent light weight of aluminium ensures that transportation costs are minimised, whilst also making the cases easy to handle and stack as required.
Also being resistant to rusting, unaffected by extreme hot and cold temperatures and being ideal for applications where hygiene is important (the smooth sides making cleaning easy and effective), Zarges case are suitable for a huge range of applications and industries.
Due to their high quality construction and well engineered design, Zarges case are widely regarded as the leading aluminium containers available today.
Why source aluminium cases with foam from GWP?
01: Aluminium Case Options
Aluminium flight cases, trunks, kit skips and more...
So if you are looking for a solution to transport or ship items safely without incurring excessive costs, then aluminium cases could be the ideal solution.
Please view the options below, or speak with an advisor for expert, impartial advice.
02: Aluminium Case Benefits.
Why you should consider aluminium cases
Although a number may come as a surprise to many people, aluminium cases offer a wealth of benefits that make then ideal for a wide range of applications.
These advantages ensure that virtually any of the aluminium cases you can specify will offer great protection and a wealth of additional features that simply cannot be achieved through the use of moulded plastic cases.
When viewed alongside the superb list of features that can be engineered in to the cases (and found on Zarges aluminium cases in particular), such as comfortable handles, stainless steel hinges and catches, foam seal in the lid and high quality welding, it makes aluminium a suitable material for a huge range of applications.
What are the advantages of aluminium cases?
03: Aluminium Performance.
Strength and material performance of aluminium containers
Whilst aluminium cases will see their surfaces dented upon extreme impact, the force of this will be completely absorbed by the deformation caused. This obviously offers a good level of protection for any contents within the case, ensuring they are protecting from such impact.
As a result, aluminium trunks and chests are frequently used in industrial settings and construction projects to protect tools, equipment and heavy duty components.
Another of the key benefits of choosing an aluminium case is that they are exceptionally lightweight whilst remaining strong and rigid.
In fact, the Zarges aluminium cases that GWP Protective would recommend boast a density of approximately 2.6 to 2.8 grams per cubed cm. That is only about a third of the density of steel.
Being lightweight makes aluminium cases ideal if transportation costs (due to weight – e.g. on aircraft) is an important consideration, or indeed if heavy or bulky items are to be kept in the container.
04: Easy Clean Surfaces.
Convenience, hygiene and recyclability
Another key benefit of aluminium is its hygienic nature. The smooth surfaces mean that aluminium cases are very easy to keep clean, whilst ensuring that they do not retain odours from the environment either.
This, alongside the resistance to moisture, is one of the main reasons aluminium cases are chosen to transport sports equipment (which will often be muddy and wet) and also why many medical companies will use them over moulded plastic cases.
Besides this, aluminium is completely recyclable. Unlike moulded plastic, at the end of the cases’ life it can be melted down and re used. This is obviously an important contribution to reducing the strain on raw materials and reducing carbon footprints.
05: Corrosion Resistance.
Anti rusting properties of aluminium flight cases
A common misconception about aluminium cases is that they will rust if they come into contact with water. In fact, the surface of the aluminium will oxidise, with this layer of oxide actually protecting the case from any further damage or corrosion.
As a result, aluminium cases are highly resistant to sea and saltwater, making them suitable for use in marine or offshore environments
Besides this, aluminium is also vapour impermeable, ensuring that moisture cannot seep or diffuse through the surface of the case.
The typical welded construction of aluminium cases also means that they are resistant to water vapour and, when coupled with a foam seal in the lid, will also protect against rain and being splashed.
This is another reason why aluminium cases make great choice for applications such as transporting sports training equipment (moisture cannot get in or out) and has seen them used extensively by sports teams including all Premier League football clubs.
06: Temperature Resistance.
Using aluminium containers in extreme climates / conditions
The properties of aluminium ensure that cases manufactured from it generally have the widest operational temperature range of any protective case available commercially today.
In fact, the integrity or strength of the case will not be affected between -80 degrees C and 150 degrees Celsius.
This has seen aluminium cases such as those manufactured by Zarges not only used in hot climates, but also used on polar expeditions to both the North and South poles (where their light weight has also been a key advantage).
Unlike moulded plastic cases, aluminium will also not be affected in any way by prolonged exposure to UV rays.
The material will not degrade in terms of colour, appearance or surface lustre if exposed to the sun over any time period (although other atmospheric elements, for example dust, may have some minor impact).
This makes aluminium cases particularly suitable if they are to be used in hot climates.
07: Specialist Properties.
Additional benefits and performance of aluminium cases
There are a couple of other more specialist properties apparent in aluminium cases that are not applicable to other types of case.
For example, aluminium cases are not magnetic. The aluminium construction ensures that metal tools, components, equipment and products can be safely stored without worrying about electromagnetic fields damaging them.
This is particularly important for certain types of electronics and audio visual equipment, as well as a wide range of other applications.
Besides this, as aluminium containers are a good conductor of electricity, as well as heat, it makes them perfect for protecting electronics equipment, static sensitive devices and most modern computers and electrical equipment.
Please note that this level of protection may not be sufficient for certain equipment or tools, but with the inclusion of anti-static foams can often provide the required protection.
When coupled with the other key benefits provided, such as strength and protection from moisture, it has seen many specialist organisations specify aluminium cases to protect their important electronics equipment when in transit or on location.
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