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It can be tempting to cut corners when shipping fragile products.
Both industrial and consumer items such as TVs, laptops and even white goods such as washing machines can be packed to a budget. However, when even a surface blemish or scratch can render the product unfit for sale, items damaged in transit can quickly make cheap packaging uneconomical.
Offering protection in transit from both shock and vibration, foam packaging can reduce the costs to your business associated with returns and scrap products.
As an exceptionally cost effective solution for both high and low volumes, well engineered foam packaging can have a significant positive impact on your company’s profitability.
Foam end caps, usually created from either Ethafoam or Stratocell, are the simplest and easiest way to protect fragile and expensive products. Foam end caps provide a cushion around the edges of the item, suspending it in the middle of the outer corrugated packaging to protect from shock and impact.
Are you shipping expensive, fragile equipment? Perhaps experiencing a high number of customer returns due damaged goods? Problems with mis-handling by couriers? Ethafoam packaging can solve many if not all of the above. Being both cost effective and resilient, this is a foam which can be fabricated to offer exceptional protection.
Stratocell is a lightweight, closed cell Polyethylene foam material used predominantly as a protective packaging material to provide cushioning inside corrugated cartons. It is available in 3 different densities, is clean, lightweight, non-abrasive, resistant to water and has good insulation properties.
Electronics and certain components can be damaged not only by mis-handling, but by electro static discharge (ESD) too. The damage this causes can run into tens of thousands of pounds, or more. However, a range of specialist foams are able to both combat static discharge while also offering a high degree of cushioning protection.
Foam end caps, created from such materials as Ethafoam and Stratocell, are the simplest and easiest way to protect electronic equipment and other fragile products in transit against shock and vibration.
Due to the versatility, performance and cost of these foams and the foam packaging they create, their use is prevalent amongst producers of equipment such as computer equipment, home electronics, and a multitude of high value industrial products.
As official fabricators of the Sealed Air range of Polyethylene foams, it allows GWP to cost-effectively engineer foam packaging for the protection of your business’ fragile components or products in transit.
Calling on over 25 years of experience of designing and manufacturing foam packaging, GWP offers your business a number of real, tangible benefits. One of the most significant of these is the ability to source both your foam and exterior box, be it corrugated cardboard, Correx or plastic, from a single source.
This has 2 obvious benefits.
Firstly, costs and administration are both minimised by eliminating the need to use separate suppliers. Secondly, the quality and fit of the foam with the exterior pack is also much better, improving quality, performance and protection.
Besides this, your business will have an allocated point of contact who will be able to guide you through the entire design and quoting experience.
Alternatively, if your company has previously used similar packaging, your advisor will be able to ensure your exact requirements are met and, wherever possible, exceeded.
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