You can have the best product on the market, but if the packaging doesn't appeal to consumers or, more importantly, it doesn't offer the right level of protection to ensure the product can be shipped and stored safely, then it will never fulfil its potential.
As the leading engineering-biased foam manufacturer and converter in the UK, Technical Foam Services offers the widest range of packaging foams, which enable us to provide each and every customer with a bespoke packaging foam solution that offers the optimum protective and aesthetic performance.
A world of choice
We produce custom packaging foams in a variety of densities, hardness and materials - including open cell polyurethane foams such as chipfoam and egg-crate foam, and closed cell polyethylene foams - to provide the most suitable solution for each customer's individual needs.
We also boast a vast range of conversion machinery, which allows us to offer the widest choice of packaging foams and inserts in terms of shape and size.
From simple plain cut foam pads and egg box profiling to state-of-the-art, sophisticated CNC die cut foams, the sky is the limit when you come to us at Technical Foam Services.
PE foams - durable and strong
Made from high-density polyethylene (PE) foams such as Plastazote, Jiffycell and Stratocell, our PE packaging foam products are the material of choice when a high level of protection is required.
With a range of densities and colours, including black conductive and pink anti-static foams, PE foams are easy to cut to any shape, durable, hydrophobic and re-usable; therefore, they are ideal for fragile goods such as electronic equipment and components.
Polyurethane packaging foams
At Technical Foam Services, we maintain a large inventory of flexible polyurethane foams (both polyether and polyester) for packaging goods, spanning a wide range of colours, grades, thicknesses and firmness, which includes:
- Chipfoam - also known as reconstituted foam, is formed from pieces of scrap PU, which is bonded together. Available in a range of densities, it is an effective and extremely economical solution for a wide range of packaging requirements
- Egg-crate foam - is a polyether foam cut on a special machine to create an overlapping shape that is highly effective in packaging.
The complete package
We work with our customers to create the perfect packaging solutions, so can offer a truly comprehensive service that goes far beyond merely converting packaging foam.
With a profound knowledge and understanding of the materials we use, our custom-built equipment and the design parameters involved in converting PE and PU foams, we can be involved at every stage, from product design to the end-product.
We can even apply laminated fabrics to add that extra aesthetic appeal and have close links with an established printed carton supplier, enabling us to offer the complete package... literally!
We have supplied packaging foam products to well-known retailers such as the Body Shop, Mothercare and McDonalds, working closely with their product designers to develop cost-effective packaging to enhance their products.
Contact us to discuss your individual packaging needs.