The Basics of Foam


Custom foam inserts can be a great addition to a case–but what is foam?

Foam, as we’ve mentioned before, is a great way to protect your valuables in a custom case. It cushions any kinds of blows or damage that could happen during transit, and can be made to custom fit whatever equipment you may be carrying. It does lead some people to wonder–how is foam made? What does the process look like? We at Packaging Strategies Incorporated want you to know exactly what’s going into your case, and that’s why we’ve written up some basics of foam.

What is Foam?

Foam is a kind of plastic that is formed by creating gas bubbles in a plastic mixture with the use of a blowing agent. It’s an airy kind of plastic that allows for great cushioning. It’s used for a variety of applications, including mattresses, pillows, and even in your shoes. It’s also great for custom cases.

How Can Foam Be Used With Cases?

Say you’ve just bought a nice, custom aluminum case. It looks and feels great, you can easily take all of your gear on the go. But if you really want it to be stable, you need foam inserts created specifically for your case and the objects you’re putting in it. You need a case that forms around the interior of the case and can fit anything you need.

Protection in Transit

Custom foam inserts are incredibly important for taking your case in transit. Everyone knows the horror stories of how airport staff can treat luggage. It can be tossed around with little to no care for how your valuables might be doing. This is why a custom foam insert for your custom case really completes it all. It’s the best protection against basic shock damage, which is common when taking your case in transit. Rest easy knowing that your custom foam inserts will protect the contents of your custom case with ease.

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