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Belgium Brussels Packing supplies - Styro Shippers

Discussion in 'Europe' started by fthomasl, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. fthomasl

    fthomasl Aficionado (140) Texas Mar 20, 2007

    I will be visiting Brussels very soon. And of course I want to bring to beers home with me. Do you all know a place around Cantillon brewery that sells them? I will be checking them at the airport so I do not need to mail them back. Just need to find a place that sells them - specifically a 12-pack.

    Thanks in advace for any info.
  2. Erzengel

    Erzengel Savant (275) Germany Sep 8, 2008 Verified

    I'm sorry, but I haven't seen styro shippers or something like that in Belgium or Germany... Bubble-wrap or something is quite easy to get, but something made out of styrofoam or Styropor (German word for it) not - nearly all companies stopped using it due to the fact that it is plastic and not good for the environment...
    --> even Wine is shipped in card-board-boxes if you do mail-order...
    Probably you can pack the bottled with bubble-wrap on a plastic (beer-)crate??
    Good luck and have a nice trip!!!
  3. beerpirates

    beerpirates Advocate (605) Belgium May 4, 2010 Verified

  4. Erzengel

    Erzengel Savant (275) Germany Sep 8, 2008 Verified

    Great to see that they exist :)
  5. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Verified

    Good information to know when it comes to my upcoming Europe trip. In particular I'll be in Switzerland, Paris and flying out of Brussels. So I'm sure I'll accumulate a nice cache of bottles in my backpack that I'll need to package to take home.
  6. DStoked

    DStoked Savant (370) Ohio Sep 28, 2011 Verified

    I was discussing this with someone else who raised the question as to whether these come with tops. So: do they? It would seem silly that they wouldn't but just want to be sure.
  7. beerpirates

    beerpirates Advocate (605) Belgium May 4, 2010 Verified

    They don't have tops because they are used for cellaring bottles , but they are the same like nirmal styro shippers , but there is no bottom and no top , so i always use strong carboard and then i put bubblewrap or foam in each hole so it's even better then the regular styro shipper , on top i do the same
    You can find Cardboard and boxes enough at the supermarkets
  8. DougOLis

    DougOLis Savant (285) California Aug 15, 2008

    AVA Papierwaren (which is like a Michael's in the States) sells things like boxes, bubble wrap and styrofoam peanuts too.
  9. kscaldef

    kscaldef Champion (855) Oregon Jun 11, 2010 Verified

    In retrospect, I would have been a lot less stressed on my trip to Europe if I'd just brought styro-shippers with me on the way there. I took one over to carry the beers I was trading, but then planned to acquire shipping material for the additional beers I was going to bring home and it turned out to be an unnecessary pain in the ass I could have avoided by just bringing a second empty one with me. (I was travelling with my wife and we each got 2 free bags, so there were no concerns about extra luggage charges.)
  10. mrkrispy

    mrkrispy Savant (410) California Apr 5, 2006

    That was my plan until I saw that British Airways charges $50 each way for a second bag, that screwed me.