Foam is used as protective packaging due to it's unique shock absorbing abilities. We design solutions using variuos foam materials and manufacturing techniques. There are basically four different materials (polymers) and two main manufacturing techniques that are used to meet required specifications. Foams can be either moulded or converted. Moulding demands more complicated tooling but is often an economically preferable choice for large quantities.
Foam is widely used as protective packaging material and has unique shock absorbing abilities. There are basically four different materials (polymers) and two main manufacturing techniques that are used to meet required specifications.
Foams can be either moulded or converted. Moulding demands more complicated tooling but is often an economically preferable choice for large quantities.
Polyethylene (PE or EPE) is the most widely used polymer that can be moulded as well as fabricated depending on the requirements. It is a moisture resistant and resilient packaging material with good multi drop cushioning performances. One main feature with PE is the possibility to recycle it.
Polypropylene (PP or EPP) is a molded foam that just like polyethylene is a moisture resistant and resilient material with good multiple drop cushioning performances.
Polystyrene (PS or EPS) is a moulded foam with good insulation capability and good first drop cushioning performance.
Polyurethane (PU) is commonly fabricated but can also be moulded. The material is recognized as mattress or furniture material and is suitable as cushioning for light weight products and as interior packaging in cases.
The quality and capabilities of the foam raw material is not only determined by the choice of polymer but also by its density and the manufacturing technique. Choice of material, quality, manufacturing method etc. decides
the durability of foam products that can be made for both expendable and returnable applications. Different additives can be incorporated into the foam during the manufacturing process to obtain ESD protection or fire resistance.
Polyethleyne is moisture resistant with good multi-drop cushioning performance. We custom design, prototype and test foam packaging solutions for customers all over North America.
We offer a broad range of models with varying densities and shapes that are suitable for different applications.