When it comes to the shipping of products, the world has become a tiny place. Manufacturing companies situate themselves in countries based on logistics, tax benefits and easy access to their target market countries. This means they need to package their goods for safe transportation to other countries. When shipping all these goods, they must be packed safely to reach their destination. Without this attending to this, it can be very costly to any company.
Let’s look more into why businesses use foam packaging to keep their products protected and safe during shipping.
Here are 5 reasons on why foam is used in packaging
1) Foam is more than just an extremely popular upholstery material. It’s such a versatile product with its give and shock absorbency as it supports and comforts. It’s got so many benefits, such as the ability to resist. It can also suspend. This is why foam cushions support instruments such as electronic items, refrigerators, laptops, and more. Foam can keep things in place as they are transported for hundreds of miles and they will arrive in the same condition that they were sent.
2) Foam packaging can stop your products moving. It has a serious job to do. It needs to protect jumps and starts of travelling. And it also needs to give some protection from a climate by providing safety away from water and sun. Another benefit of using foam packaging is keeping your products from moving around inside a box whilst suspending them.
3) Nobody wants to lose or break products during shipping. It’s just an unwanted expense for any business. It’s essential to use packaging that you know is dependable. Foam packaging is excellent for acting as a cushion on a journey. Who knows who will be moving your boxes at the other end. Foam packaging will protect your goods against the bumps and potential falls that come with travelling.
4) However, it’s not all just about the protection of your goods. It’s also about the brand experience enjoyed by your customers. When the buyer opens the box to see their new buy and finds it is safely packed with foam, it will help them trust that you have their best interests at heart. Attention to detail can benefit any brand.
5) Finally, foam packaging is an affordable commodity. It’s lightweight and easy to make.
Which foam packaging should you use?
There are many different kinds of foam packaging, each with its unique offerings:
Polyurethane (PU) The major draw of polyurethane is that it is flexible enough to be made into any form. It’s an open-cell foam that is soft and easy to mould. It will absorb shock and then go back to its original shape rapidly. You’ll often see it in the form of egg crates foam or other forms for padding in your packages. This is a foam that is great for fragile products that are lightweight such as electronic instruments. It will protect whilst preventing any scratches and dents. It’s also not a smelly foam and has a very low odour. This also means that you can safely ship foods and other moisture-sensitive products.
Polyethylene (PE) This is a closed-cell foam that is much denser and firmer. It’s great for shipping products that need something a little more substantial in their packaging. This foam is moisture resistant and won’t hold dampness. It also dampens any vibrations and can act as an insulator.
Anti-Static Any electronic product can benefit from being packed in anti-static foam. It’s excellent for providing cushioning but without any static and eliminates any electrical charge by absorbing it. Anti-static foam is usually manufactured in Pink.
Convoluted Foam Egg crate foam is often called convoluted foam or egg profile foam. It has raised areas that provide extra support and shock absorbency.
Overall, foam is an excellent way to protect products during shipping. It enables your products to arrive safely at their destination, and it also gives a good impression to customers when they unbox.
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