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Foam Container Inserts

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Foam container inserts
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Container inserts

Euro Container Foam

Foam for handling containers to improve efficiency & protection

Using Correx® totes or Euro containers for handling in your manufacturing facility, or as part of a returnable supply, can be significantly enhanced using foam container inserts.

Providing exceptional protection against shock, impact and surface scuffs and scratches, container inserts also aid improved efficiency and productivity through quicker and easier packing and retrieval of parts, components or equipment. Read More

Available Colours:

Black foam
Grey foam
Pink foam
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Detailed information on Foam Container Inserts

Whilst foam trays and container inserts are similar in terms of the role they play in manufacturing businesses, there are a number of subtle differences.

Firstly, foam container inserts tend to be fixed into the outer container (whereas foam trays can be removed or used as a standalone product). The benefit of this is that they can offer increased protection for very delicate items, due to eliminating any movement of the foam within the outer container.

They can also be precisely tailored to your specific part or component too, further enhancing protection.

However, perhaps the main benefit is that they can be used alongside other forms of insert, such as dividers manufactured from bubble board or Correx®. This makes them perfect for use as kitting trays in lineside applications (where different items of varying fragility may be included in a single outer tote), and can also help to reduce costs through minimising use of the foam material where it is not required.

Ultimately foam inserts can help protect items during handling. This includes not only cushioning against impact but preventing surface scuffs and marring and even offering specialist protection (e.g. using anti-static grades of material).

Efficiency and productivity gains

As with the other forms of foam dunnage, such as foam dividers or shadow boards, the other main benefit of using foam container inserts (alongside part protection) is the improvements in efficiency and productivity that can be achieved.

The foam inserts allow for containers to be loaded much more quickly and easily, and equally can help with unpacking too.

It is easier to see when items within a container are running low, and laser etching of part or batch numbers directly on the foams surfaces also helps with identification of specific items.

Fixed foam container inserts can also prevent overloading of the outer tote itself. This not only helps to stop damage to the contents (or the tote itself), but also prevents unsafe handling practices (i.e. staff attempting to lift containers which are too heavy to do so safely).

Key Benefits of container inserts at a glance

  • Cushion protection for delicate or expensive parts during handling processes
  • Foam material also helps prevent surface scratching, scuffs and marring
  • Can be combined with Correx® or Bubbleboard divider sets
  • Ideal for lineside and “kitting” applications, or as part of wider supply chain
  • Speeds up packing and unpacking processes
  • Option to fully customise recesses to specific parts
  • Prevents overloading of containers (preventing damage, poor handling practices)
  • Laser etched part numbers, batch IDs and instructions directly onto foam
  • Specialist grades such as anti-static available
  • Source foam and tote together for improved compatibility and performance


Common questions about foam trays

Below covers a range of the questions – and answers – most often raised when discussing foam container inserts.

Saying that, if you cannot find the information you need here, please get in touch – an advisor will be happy to help.

Can foam be added to standard Euro Containers?

Euro Containers of all sizes and specifications can be enhanced using foam inserts. They can also be combined with other types of foam dunnage (such as dividers) and even other types of insert such as Correx® or Bubble board fittings.

Is it possible to add foam to custom Correx® totes?

As all foam container inserts are manufactured bespoke to your requirements, any foam specified for a (custom sized) Correx® tote will be a perfect fit. And by sourcing exterior container and foam together, it improves the fit and compatibility between the two.

What is container foam manufactured from?

Container foam inserts are manufactured from Plastazote® polyethylene foam. Also used in the fabrication of case inserts and high end foam packaging, Plastazote provides excellent cushioning protection, will stop surface scuffs and scratches, and is lightweight and easy to handle.

Will using foam help productivity?

Using foam within your handling containers can improve productivity in a number of ways. For example, it makes packing and unpacking much quicker, as each part or component has a specific recess. It also prevents under or overloading of the totes and can help identify at a glance if a specific item is running low and needs replenishing.

What is the lifespan of foam container inserts?

Foam inserts for containers are very durable and long lasting, meaning they will be ideal even for the harshest of manufacturing environments. As with the exterior totes, they are frequently used well in excess of 500 trips.

Can I choose different colours for my foam?

Foam container inserts can be specified in a number of colours. This means that you can match your company branding, but also use different colours to identify different sets of similar parts and / or batches.

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One of the key benefits of working with experienced foam manufacturers such as GWP, is that it allows your business to source both internal foam insert and the outer container at the same time. This improves compatibility, fit, performance and cost, whilst also simplifying the buying process.

Being able to source a huge range of outer packaging – everything from Correx® totes and Euro containers to protective cases and even corrugated cardboard boxes – it means you can get truly impartial advice on the best solution for your business.

Add in free quotes, a sampling service and dedicated project manager, and you your business is guaranteed to see the tangible benefits of working alongside GWP.

Alternative Foam Options

Dividers, inserts, packaging and more

Besides the container inserts that GWP Protective supply, your business can source all of your foam dunnage, packaging and inserts from a single supplier (and the outer containers too).

Foam Trays

Foam Trays

Custom foam for improved part protection / handling

Foam Divisions

Foam Dividers

Protection for parts and components during handling

Tool control shadowboards


Prevent loss of tools and enhance efficiency

Foam drawer liners

Drawer Liners

Easier, quicker retrieval of tools to improve efficiency

Foam dunnage

All Foam Dunnage

See all options for improving handling of parts

Ethafoam packaging inserts

All Foam Options

Over 25 years experience in foam conversion

Compatible Outer Containers

Totes and boxes ideal for use with foam inserts

An assembled Corriplast collapsible tote

Anti Static Totes

Ideal for handling ESD sensitive items such as electronics

Correx totes

Correx® Totes

Corrugated plastic totes manufactured to any size

Euro containers

Euro Containers

Robust and durable moulded plastic containers

Multi trip packaging

All Multi Trip

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protective cases

Protective Cases

Wide range of branded or custom equipment cases

Transit packaging

Cardboard Boxes

Custom sized, durable corrugated transit packaging

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