Foam packaging

Polyethylene Foam packaging

We analyse your product requirements and produce bespoke designs or standard packaging to optimise performance and cost. You can rely on polyethylene foam packaging to give assured and repeatable performance to ensure your goods arrive safely.

Polyethylene foam is a cross-linked foam, particularly suitable for general protection and reuse for multi-trip packaging and factory transit applications or using colour combinations for tool packs. It is more expensive than polystyrene but suitable for more expensive products where you must ensure they arrive safely after many knocks. It gives multi-drop dependable protection that does not degrade after multiple shocks.

It is available in black, white, blue, and anti-static pink. Polyethene foams are often known by their trade names - Ethafoam, Stratocell, Jiffycell Polylam or Nopaplank – all of which we use. We are experts in using NomafoamPlaztazote, and Zotefoam, which are more specialised foams where specific tooling is often used, but not always required.

The complete service

We supply boxes and cartons as well as the polyethylene fitments, so we can match carton strength and internal fitments to provide the best value for money. Buying from one source means your packaging design process is simplified and quick. When ordering, you only deal with one supplier, meaning one set of paperwork and avoiding unbalanced stock levels. It also means you get an immediate response to any query that you may have. We can also supply other packaging products, such as tape and bubble wrap, ensuring a complete package of products can be provided, and usually from stock. If we do not stock it, we will source it through our network of suppliers, who in-turn provide a level of service that that you will find hard to beat.

Versatile and innovative solution

Polyethylene foam packaging is a versatile, innovative solution for protecting and packaging various products. It is made from the polymer polyethylene, a durable and lightweight material. This type of foam packaging is widely used in industries such as electronics, automotive, and healthcare due to its excellent cushioning properties.

One of the critical benefits of polyethylene foam packaging is its ability to absorb and distribute impact forces. The foam structure consists of numerous cells that act as tiny shock absorbers, effectively reducing the risk of damage during transportation or handling. This is particularly important for fragile or delicate items that require careful handling to prevent breakage or other types of damage. The foam's cushioning properties provide a protective barrier around the product, absorbing energy and minimizing the risk of impact-related incidents.

Furthermore, polyethylene foam packaging is resistant to moisture, chemicals, and temperature fluctuations. This makes it ideal for packaging products that are sensitive to these factors. For example, electronic devices such as smartphones or computer components must be protected from moisture and temperature variations during shipping or storage. Polyethylene foam packaging creates a barrier that prevents moisture ingress, prolonging the lifespan and functionality of the packaged product.

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