Choosing the proper foam material for a custom insert can be a tough task. You’ll need to prioritize your wants and needs to make the best choice. There are so many factors to consider when choosing your foam material, including cost, durability, and appearance. You want your case to be as highly-functioning as possible, while also retaining its visual appeal, and the right foam material lets you balance functionality with appearance. Let’s look at three different types of foam material, and determine which one is best for you.
Polyethylene foam is a lightweight and durable foam material. It is non-abrasive and non-dusting, and it is easy to fabricate. This type of foam offers reliable protection and durability for your case, while also giving it remarkable shock absorption properties. As an added bonus, it is impervious to mold, bacteria, and rot, while also being resilient against chemicals and moisture. This type of foam material is perfect for people packing heavier items and is ideal for material handling applications.
Polyethylene foam has load-bearing traits that let manufacturers use smaller amounts of foam that still offer substantial protection and durability. This helps to lower packaging expenses and reduce storage space at the same time.
Cross-Linked Polyethylene Foams (XLPE)
Cross-linked polyethylene foam material is often referred to as the highest quality protective packaging foam there is. This variation of foam is known for being incredibly long-lasting. Also, cross-linked polyethylene foam is highly durable. These properties make it one of the more solid foam materials you can choose for packing your supplies into your case. Many people also believe it to be the most aesthetically pleasing of all foams. XLPE can protect class “A” surfaces and has been used as the foam material to protect medical gear and sales presentation kits in the past.
Polyutherane foam offers reliable protection for more delicate, light, and fragile objects. This is due to its amazing cushioning properties. It is an open-cell foam material that comes in varying densities, and are all at an affordable price. This foam material can be molded and cut into many different shapes. As a result, it can be used to fit virtually any object you need to have packed.
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