The development of the global economy determines an increased production in all industry sectors. Companies strive to meet market demands. Vehicles, electronic equipment and consumer goods involve complex manufacturing processes. Packing the components of such products requires stable and robust materials. Additionally, they must have a minimum weight. EPP (expanded polypropylene) and EPS (expanded polystyrene) packaging are light yet very protective. They are suitable for separately pack sensitive products. They prevent the parts from touching each other or different potentially damaging surfaces.
EPP and EPS packaging distinguish themselves by their strength and slight elasticity. They are particularly useful in handling and transport. They are also thermally insulating. Such features make them suitable for protecting a variety of products. Both packaging types are molded to match the products in terms of shape and size. They can be simple boxes and frames. Or they can be crates with incorporated inserts and separators. We tailor these packaging types to the needs of our customers.
EPP packaging is for industrial use. It fixes and holds loose parts during handling and transport. Other materials with similar loading capacity and resistance are quite heavy. EPP packaging weighs only a quarter from the standard plastic packaging. Thus, EPP molded packaging is comfortable to maneuver. The low weight saves fuel consumption. Consequently, the shipping costs decrease.
EPP packaging provides insulation against the influence of moisture and temperature fluctuations. It is reusable and can be washed or cleaned up upon need. Unique stacking systems are available to prevent contamination. Additionally, companies can benefit from its professional look. The robust appearance values when product presentation is significant.
What is EPP packaging?
EPP packaging is a non-deformable logistic solution. It consists of expanded small plastic beads. These beads are welded together into complex-shaped packaging. The resulting packaging offers an outstanding strength-to-weight ratio. The solution distinguishes itself by impact resistance. Such features ensure high protection for fragile parts and components. EPP is most suitable for items that are subject to mechanical stress.
As a plastic foam, the material is equally soft, elastic and hard. Such properties offer shock absorption and durability. In addition, it has a good chemical resistance. Companies can reuse EPP packaging several times due to its strength. This advantage brings a high-added value to the supply chain. At the end of the project, expanded polypropylene packaging is recyclable.PP packaging is:
EPP packaging stands out for:
- Resistant to chemical
- Exceptional load-bearing
- Packing stability and safety
- Impact energy absorption
- Minimum water absorption
- Increased packing density
- High packing quality
- Weight control
- Attractive presentation of the products
EPP packaging applications
Reusable EPP packaging offers dimensional accuracy and impact resistance. Consequently, it minimizes breakage and damage. The high packing density and extended use highlight it as a valuable packaging solution. The range of characteristics makes molded EPP suitable for almost any industrial application. The protective features pair with vast design possibilities. The result is a maximum packaging efficiency.
Compared to packaging from other materials, particle foam packaging is very light. This reduces the overall load weight in the transport vehicles. Operators also benefit from it. The reason is that they perform a lower physical effort. Additionally, they increase their work efficiency. The placement and removal of goods is smooth and safe.
A higher material density makes EPP customized packaging more durable than EPS packaging. The mechanical properties ensure a safe packing. This is useful for delicate or painted parts and components. Many applications include vehicle and electronic industries. In automotive, they protect the auto parts’ visible surfaces. In the electronic industry, some examples include inverters or solar collectors. Other applications refer to flat glass and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning).
Companies use EPP protective packaging in intralogistics as well. They prefer it primarily for small-part manufacturing. The reason is a simplified handling between different production stations. They can use the EPP-tailored packaging for many production cycles. Consequently, they reduce internal costs. The solution can consist of stackable EPP packaging boxes. We can support our customers with EPP trays and inlays as well.
EPP isotherm packaging
A particular application of the EPP packaging is insulation. Its structure offers high-temperature resistance. Hence, it protects temperature-sensitive goods. With the help of cooling elements, EPP isotherm packaging ensures a temperature-controlled supply chain.
During delivery, goods are subject to repetitive movements and storage. Temperature fluctuations can decrease their quality. Sometimes they can even compromise them. In these regards, food products and medical supplies are susceptible. With EPP insulating containers, the product’s quality remains consistently high. Fish, meat and ice cream stay at a constant temperature until delivery. In the pharma and healthcare sectors, medicines, serum or active ingredients are valuable and expensive. Professional cooling packaging supports companies to reduce costs and increase product safety.
EPP multi-use thermal packaging also keeps the products warm. In this case, the applications include e-delivery and catering. Depending on the needs, we can offer you packaging with different volumes. From small EPP Thermo boxes to larger shipping containers, they all can come in direct contact with food. Companies can clean them in specific temperature and duration ranges.
When choosing the proper packaging, companies must consider many aspects. Ease of handling, storage stability and cushioning are just a few. Additionally, related costs are also an important matter. EPS (expanded polystyrene) packaging is economical and protective. Due to its lightweight, it reduces transport costs. Operators also benefit from this feature. They can easily handle the packaging even when full of products.
EPS packaging is an on-demand solution. The molded shapes follow the contour of the products that they must protect. Therefore, they safely accommodate the intended parts and components. The solution optimizes the packing density due to making efficient use of the available space. EPS packaging is lighter and more economical than EPP packaging. Additionally, it has better insulation properties.
What is EPS packaging?
EPS protective packaging is a lightweight yet strong packaging solution. It consists of expanded tiny plastic beads shaped into protective packaging. The small hollow balls are full of air. This feature translates into unique shock-absorbing features. High compression resistance creates the premises of cushioning transport packaging. The solution is therefore recommended for shock-sensitive goods. It protects the products against potential impact and handling damage.
EPS foam packaging is entirely tailor-made. Thus, we adapt shape, material density and thickness to each application. Molded EPS foam presents a low density. Therefore, the resulting fitted packaging offers maximum protection with minimum material usage. These advantages reduce damages and increase profit. The solution can be reusable or disposable.
EPS packaging is:
EPS packaging stands out for:
- Mechanical impact resistance
- Packing stability and safety
- Increased packing density
- Weight control
EPS packaging applications
EPS customized packaging has the ability to absorb a high energy level. It is thus suitable for numerous industrial applications. It serves as a carrier between different production stations or manufacturers and processors. Applications include various small parts and components. The automotive sector and technical and industrial manufacturing are just a few examples. Other applications include household appliances. Ventilation and heating sectors also benefit from the EPS transport packaging advantages. If necessary, we can add fireproof features to the material.
The low thermal conductivity protects the content against sudden temperature changes. Thus, insulating properties ensure safe packing and shipping for food and pharmaceutical companies. The feature extends the freshness of perishable products. Such products include fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood. EPS foam packaging is suitable for preserving both cold and frozen food. Its material is chemically inert. It is also breathable and resistant to humidity.
EPS boxes and trays allow operators to insert and remove individual parts without effort. The employees can easily stack them when empty, as they are very light. Electrical and electronic equipment is fragile and costly. Storing and shipping it requires electrostatically protected packaging. When needed, we can offer EPS packaging with ESD protection.