From protective foam are produced packaging and inserts/dunnage which are used to transport various products, to fix the items inside presentation cases for samples (cosmetics, medicines, boxes with different sets of instruments, from medical to fine instruments for industrial use) or to produce presentation/display packaging in luxury stores (writing instruments, watches, jewelry, fine alcoholic drinks, phones or various electronic gadgets, etc.).
There can be used multiple foam types, depending on the solicitations and the compatibility with the application they are needed for. The most used types of technical foam are polyurethane (PU), polyethylene (XPE) and expanded polyethylene (EPE), and they can be produced in various colors, or with ESD properties.
Regardless the type, the foams are offering superior protection due to their shock absorption capacity and the property to quickly return to their initial shape. They also have the advantage to be cut exactly on the shape of the product, like a mold, the items being firmly fixed in the packaging without the possibility to move during transport. In the case of the displays, the external presentation box can be leaned (if necessary), without the risk of the product to fall because of the position.
The main advantages of the foam packaging and dunnage/inserts are:
Very good protection against shocks and scratches for the transported goods
Low packaging weight, which leads to small environmental tax
Customization possibilities at a very good price, even for small production series
Thermo isolation properties, resistance to humidity (prevents the molds from forming or the spread of bacteria), resistance to tear