Pakd Explains – GPU Packaging

GPU packaging is specifically engineered to securely hold the GPU in place and protect it from external forces and static electricity in the technology supply chain

In the Technology Supply Chain, chip and component manufacturing is generally outsourced to third parties meaning components have further to travel.

GPU (Graphics Processing Units) are packaged and protected during transport to ensure they arrive safely at their destination without damage. Common practices for the packaging of these components are strong die-cut outer boxes or cartons with folding lid closures and tuck-in dust flaps which also provide added security and rigidity to the packaged GPU. These GPU cartons serve as both a protective shipping carton for the GPU as well as a retail box. They can be produced from rigid double wall corrugated board and are often printed with both manufacturer branding and shipping markings such as fragile and handle with care.

GPU carton design and manufacturing process

The GPU shipping box can be designed to incorporate peel and seal securely closures to prevent the GPU carton from accidentally opening or being tampered with during transit and storage in the supply chain. The method of opening is generally accommodated by a tear tape or rip strip that is incorporated into the GPU carton design and manufacturing process.

Within the outer GPU packaging carton, the GPU is securely placed within an Anti-Static Bag to protect the GPU from electrostatic discharge (ESD), which can damage sensitive electronic components. These bags are made of a conductive material that prevents static electricity buildup and dissipates any static charges that may accumulate within the technology supply chain.

GPU packaging is specifically engineered to securely hold the GPU in place and protect it from external forces during transit. It often includes foam padding, plastic or moulded paper pulp trays, and cardboard inserts to cushion the GPU and prevent movement during transit.