Cross-linked polyethylene foam packaging
Cross-linked polyethylene foams are distinguished by a smooth surface which provides a more atractive visual appearance and enhances the packed product presentation. Compared to EPE foam, they have smaller cells size and a more compact appearance. Through their closed cells structure, cross-linked polyethylene foams withstand high pressure and offer stability to the protected parts as well as an outstanding schock-absorbtion.
The cross-linking process is adding extra resistance to the material by joining polymers that wouldn’t normally stick together. Depending on the production method, this material can be divided into chemically crossed linked PE foam (also called XLPE) and physically cross-linked PE foam (also called IXPE foam – irradiated cross-linked PE foam). IXPE foam features a regular closed cell structure with a bit larger pores than the ones of the XLPE. However, it offers superior mechanical properties and a greater potential for reuse as well as for recycling.
Both materials are strong and resilient and can withstand moist, chemical substances and extreme temperatures. Due to their multi-purpose character, they are widely used in most industrial fields. In our crosslinked PE foam packaging we employ them to protect sensitive and valuable goods, especially in automotive and electronic industries. The materials may incorporate flame-retardant or self-extinguishing additives, as well as additives with either limited or permanent conductive features.
Crosslinked PE foams offer packaging weight reduction at optimum resistance and are most suitable for applications where protective and aesthetic aspects are of major importance. Their technical performances ensure a damage free delivery during the most rigorous transport cycles therefor we use it including for scratch-sensitive and painted parts, as well as for items with surface treatment.
For designing and constructing our foam packaging, we carefuly analyze each application to be able to propose the right material and to choose the manufacturing technology. We can slice, cut, mill as well as laminate the foams either in multiple layers or with different films. When we laminate the foam itself, the individual layers can be clearly seen but the resulting piece of foam provides an even greater load bearing capacity and a long life span for the final packaging.
We offer you a large variety of reusable packaging foam separators and inserts that ensure the right support of the products. The foam packaging is calculated according to our customer requirements and product specifications to achieve maximum safety and stability with minimum material usage. Car dials, grills, spoilers and windscreens are just few of the products that can be safely packed and shipped using our technical foam packaging. Moreover, if no action is taken on them, these foam products can be reused as long as the packing unit is included in a sustainable logistic loop.
Our individual foam inlays are worked out with precise contour from the plank to offer the right protection of the items and keep them securely in place. They separate and organize the components or subassemblies in one single primary package which can be reused multiple times. The packing, transport, storage and unpacking of the goods are thus running more quickly than with comparable processes using disposable packaging.
Foam inserts and separators can also be welded on plates and trays made from rigid or aired plastic sheets. These are shaped under the form of small carved foam blocks that touch and support the parts in only few key points. In this way, the parts remain suspended and kept in place at a certain distance from each other.
Tools in automotive, electronics, aerospace and other manufacturing fields must be arranged in a compact and easily accessible manner to enable smooth internal processes. Our customised tool inserts can store them in a separate way and without using much space. Thus, they provide order and a clear overview of the content inside cases, containers and drawers. They also prevent sharper tools from touching each other and therefore avoid scratches and other damages. Each item has its individual storage visible place so the operators do not have to look for them, saving important time in daily activity. At the same time, the two-contrasting colour design allows them to visually control the tool set and rapidly notice if any tool is missing.