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How Much Does My Foam Part Weigh?

by Foam Industries

When production is getting planned for a brand-new product, the shipping weight is usually needed before the part is complete. Not only does the part have weight, but the packaging does as well. ...

Reducing the Impact of Returns on Your Bottom Line

by Foam Industries

Where there’s online shopping, there’s nearly instant gratification: and a nearly instant bitter sting of disappointment if that product has to be returned. Returned products can have a large ...

Tensile Strength vs Tear Strength for Foam Packaging

by Foam Industries

No matter how strong, we all have a breaking point. When it comes to your foam packaging, you want that point to be much higher than the weight of your product and the pressure during transit. There ...

Which is Better: PE vs PP Foam?

by Foam Industries

In the foam packaging world, there are two big names: PE Foam and PP Foam. While both are types of foam, they couldn’t be more different. Both PE Foam and PP Foam offer unique benefits for different ...

What is ILD/IFD and Why Does it Matter for Packaging?

by Foam Industries

Packaging foam needs to keep your products safe from damage during transit. ILD/IFD is a critical element for ensuring this protection - but what does it mean? And why does it matter? Let’s delve ...

3 Key Takeaways from a Foam Spec Sheet

by Foam Industries

Foam spec sheets are chock-full of information - but admittedly, aren’t the most exciting read. If you’re browsing a spec sheet - like one of the ones available in our technical documents - here are ...


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3 Foam Packaging Mistakes to Avoid

by Foam Industries

Foam packaging is a highly effective way of protecting your products - if done correctly. It’s easy to make uniformed decisions that ultimately end up costing you down the line. Here are three of the ...

Is Packaging Foam Safe for Electronics?

by Foam Industries

Electronic parts require careful precision when packaging and shipping to avoid damage. Traditional options like void-fill in package-in-package cause too much damage to these delicate products. ...

Case Study: Reusable Tote for Aerospace Client

by Foam Industries

Case Study: Reusable Tote for Aerospace Client What They Needed An aerospace client needed a more efficient solution for shipping lenses. Their current shipping strategy involved single-use packaging ...

What is Foam Lamination?

by Foam Industries

One of the most popular - and effective - ways of changing how packaging foam looks and performs is through lamination. But what is that, exactly? What is Foam Lamination? Foam lamination is the ...

XLPE vs PE vs EPE Foam: Which One is Better?

by Foam Industries

When choosing a foam for your packaging application, we often get the question: ok, but which one is the best? “Best” is subjective of course, and it also depends on your specific application. ...

How to Choose the Right Foam for Your Custom Case Insert

by Foam Industries

Choosing the right foam for your case insert is critical to ensure your product arrives intact, without scratches, mold, or an overall unpleasant unboxing experience. With the number of foams ...

What is a Cushioning Curve?

by Foam Industries

Most people in the packaging industry know about cushioning curves, but that’s where their knowledge ends. We know they are important and it helps to design packaging, but how does it work? When ...

5 Foam Packaging Ideas to Make Your Product POP

by Foam Industries

Foam is a great way to ensure your package arrives safely – but it’s also a great way to create a positive unboxing experience. Once you’re in the process of design, it’s the perfect opportunity to ...