Different Types of Foam Inserts

Different Types of Foam Inserts

Read on to learn about the different types of custom foam inserts.

Picking the right foam insert for your custom case can be tough. When deciding on your inserts, you have to think about your exact needs so that you can make the best choice. There are many factors to consider when selecting foam inserts, such as their performance, cost, look, or durability. You should also think about the industry in which you’re working, and think about what items you’ll be placing inside of your custom case before you decide on your foam inserts. There are three main forms of foam inserts that are most commonly used, and we will be reviewing each one so that you can determine which one is best for you and your custom case. Read on to learn about the different types of custom foam inserts.

Polyethylene Foams

Polyethylene foam inserts are highly durable, so they do a great job of protecting the contents of your case. As an added bonus, they are lightweight, making it less of a hassle to add. These foam inserts also do a great job of absorbing shock, which is a common threat when items are sent great distances. Polyethylene foam inserts are also resistant to mold, rotting, and bacteria. This makes it perfect for heavyweight items. It’s also better with regard to material handling.

Something else that’s great about this foam is that manufacturers can use smaller, thinner inserts while still offering high levels of protection. This makes it easier to fit everything you need inside of your case, and it can also reduce packaging expenses.

Cross-Linked Polyethylene Foams

Cross-linked polyethylene foam (XLPE)  is regarded by many to be the highest-quality foam packaging available. These foam inserts are known for being long-lasting and highly durable. If that isn’t enough, they are also regarded as an aesthetically appealing option. This option has been used by people in many fields, including sales and medical industries.

Polyurethane Foams

Polyurethane foam offers solid protection for any fragile, lightweight objects. This is because it has superb cushioning properties. This type of foam insert comes in a wide array of densities, and they come at a fair cost. These foam inserts can be molded or cut so that they work with practically any case out there.


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