The importance of the shipments always arriving in perfect conditions at the customer’s home is a vital issue for all companies. Products such as tissue paper, bubble wrap, paper shavings and filler chips help fill and protect the product in shipments. Today we want to talk about packaging void fillers. A highly recommended product to protect fragile, perishable and heavy products.
Next, we will explain what is the foam, its uses and what types of foam there are. Hence, we will learn what is most suitable for your company and for the products you want to protect.
What is foam and what is it used for?
Foam can be from polyethene and polyurethane. It is obtained by foaming these materials with a gas that is injected under pressure during its manufacture. Its main advantages and the reason why it is used so often is that it is lightweight and can be manufactured in different densities and sizes. It is primarily used as a packing filler because it wraps the products and protects them. Hence, it provides an excellent cushioning. Also, it stabilises the products in transit because it fills the inside of the box that contains them
What differences are there between polyethene and polyurethane?
Before buying foam, you should know what material is the best to protect your products. By touching the products you can see the difference between polyethene and polyurethane easily. Polyethylene is rigid and hard. Polyurethane is soft and soft.
What type of packaging void fillers can we find?
Firstly, foam profiles made from polyethene foam. These products have excellent qualities due to there flexibility and shock absorbing properties. They are resistant to humidity and temperature variations. Also, they are ecological and reusable. They contain neither CFC or HCFC. Foam profiles are in essence easy to use since you can cut to the desired dimension with the help of a cutter.
Secondly, we find foam on a roll. This product protects against marks of delicate surfaces. Foam guarantees the protection against the possible impacts and vibrations caused during the transport of the products. It adapts to the shape of its objects and facilitates its packaging because it is flexible due to the low-density polyethene component. Therefore it is lightweight.