Soft and Rigid Foam

Protective Foam Cushing

You’ve put hours of design work into making sure your product functions seamlessly, looks great, and has instant buyer appeal. But all of this hard work is for nothing if your product doesn’t arrive intact and undamaged.

Often, our design work begins when our clients’ is finished. Packaging Plus works with manufacturers to design protection for products in transit. We customize your solution to your particular product based on its cushioning needs, from soft and molded foams to cardboard tubes and wooden crates. Here’s a look at the different protective packaging solutions that may work for your product.

  1. Polyurethane and Polyethylene Foams

Foam is a common protective cushion packaging material. Polyurethane foam is highly customizable. The dense foam can be soft or rigid, thick or thin. It is available in sheets, rolls, or blocks. Some polyurethane foams are antistatic, making them ideal for electronics.

Polyethylene foam is a dense product that comes in all shapes and sizes. It can be easily shaped to cushion any product shape. It repels shock well, making it a good choice for sensitive or fragile products. Some polyethylene foams are antistatic, too.

  1. Molded EPS Foams

EPS or “expanded polystyrene” foam is often known by its branded tradename, Styrofoam™. Molded EPS foam is an extremely common protective cushion packaging solution. Use soft EPS foam peanuts to protect and cushion loose products. Or, Packaging Plus can create custom-designed rigid EPS foam inserts, corners, endcaps, or trays to stabilize and protect your product within its packaging.

  1. Conductive and Antistatic Foams

Hundreds of products containing sensitive electronics such as motherboards, computers, TVs, and even new kitchen appliances can benefit from antistatic foam protective packaging. Antistatic and conductive foams not only repel and absorb static electricity, they are low shedding. This means there’s little chance of flecks of foam or foam fibers getting into your sensitive equipment.

  1. Paper and Cardboard

Paper and cardboard protective cushion packaging are industry mainstays. Paper-based protective packaging comes in many shapes and sizes for thousands of applications. Corrugated cardboard and rolls of paper offer shock protection, while cardboard tubes and cartons make sturdy and rigid containers. Most paper-based protective products are recyclable, making them a green choice.

  1. Wood Crates

If you have a large, heavy, or uniquely shaped product, Packaging Plus may recommend a wooden crate for protective packaging. Wooden crates are one of the most customizable containers and can be enclosed, open, or sheathed depending on the protection needs of your product. Wood crates are ideal for shipping all sorts of products, from bicycles and refrigerators to heavy machinery and robotics.

Wondering what protective cushion solution is right for your product? Give Packaging Plus a call today. Our packaging design experts can explain your options and recommend the best solution for you.