Machining Custom Foam Packaging

Today’s global economy relies on shipping parts, products and merchandise to customers across the world. Many industries understand the importance of saving on costs by using a light-weight solution that is also strong enough to protect items during transit. That is why so many companies choose custom cut foam packaging to protect the contents of their boxes in the shipping process.

Working with PFI means choosing a manufacturer that is recertified in compliance with ISO 9001-2015 + AS9100D. Contact PFI Advanced Equipment Manufacturing to request a quote to machine custom foam packaging.

Benefits of Custom Foam Packaging

There are three benefits to using custom foam packaging.

First, foam packaging offers maximum cushioning that is also shock absorbent. This is ideal for protecting delicate materials such as glass or other fragile products.

Secondly, foam packaging is lightweight and durable. This means that

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the packaging can withstand the rigors of shipping and handling, but it is also light enough that it will not exponentially increase your shipping costs.

Finally, foam packaging is beneficial because it is easily customizable to perfectly fit your product and guarantees your customers’ satisfaction when they receive a fully intact product.

PFI is a foam packaging cutting company in Berks County, PA. Our clients that require custom cut foam for packaging tend to operate within a 75-mile radius. Nevertheless, contact us if you are looking for custom cut foam packaging services near you.

Custom Cut Foam Packaging

Creating Foam Inserts for Packaging

Foam inserts for packaging are sheets or blocks of foam cut or machined so that your products can fit snugly inside. The insert encapsulates your item and then fits inside the box or shipping container. Foam inserts are lightweight and can absorb high impact without damaging the product inside.

Custom foam inserts can end up saving a company a lot of money because fewer items will be returned due to arriving at the destination damaged. Call PFI to discuss a solution to your foam insert needs.

Custom EPS Foam Packaging Fabrication

Custom EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam packaging fabrication is the process of cutting and machining foam into unique shapes or sizes so that they properly secure fragile objects inside. By shaping the foam so that it’s perfectly flush with the object prevents it from being disturbed while it was in transit and minimizes unwanted movement within the packaging that could easily damage the item.

Custom Cut EPS Foam Packaging

Custom cut EPS foam packaging relies on machining or cutting the foam to meet your packaging needs. Put differently, instead of shaping or manipulating the foam, cut EPS foam packaging is the process of removing portions of a large block of foam to create the shape of your product and ensure it is protected while it is being shipped.

Steps to Make Custom Foam Packaging

Creating custom foam packaging requires a good deal of skill and precision to ensure the final packaging secures the object that is inside as good as possible. PFI will work with you to make sure we understand your needs and goals and offer the appropriate solution.

Although every foam packaging project is different, creating custom cut foam inserts require the following:

Foam Package Size

The first step is to work with a foam packaging fabricator near you to determine what size foam should be used to manufacture the packaging. The size of the foam that should be used depends on:

  • The size of the product
  • The product’s material
  • The type of foam being used
  • Durability of the foam
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The best way to figure out what size is required is to work with a fabricator near you, as they have the knowledge and experience necessary to give you a proper recommendation.

Foam Inserts / Choose the Foam Packaging Case

The next step is to identify the right foam inserts to use and identify the appropriate case to ship your products. This decision differs from product to product, because it depends on the size of the product, the durability of the product, and the number of other important factors. PFI is an experienced foam fabrication company that will recommend the best solution for your needs.

Ready the Foam

The last step is to fabricate the foam itself. At PFI, we cut foam using the right tools and the appropriate foam based on your goal. By this step, we have worked together to understand what you want to accomplish to cut, trim, machine and create the perfect foam packaging that is specially designed to protect your individual product.

PFI’s Advanced Equipment Manufacturing of Custom Foam Packaging

When it comes to creating foam packaging, PFI uses the best CNC machine tools and foam hot wire cutting equipment to manufacture a consistent custom cut foam for packaging. The more precise the packaging is, the less the product will move around in the shipping container and the more likely the product will arrive unscathed.

Using a high level of precision is achieved by using high quality manufacturing equipment that consistently creates identical packaging components for every product. From the meat packaging boxes delivered to your customers homes to intricate foam packaging, PFI manufactures custom foam packaging for your business.

Choose PFI as your Custom Foam Packaging Company

PFI has 50 years of experience creating fabricated foam. Our foam fabrication customers continue to do business with us because we understand our customers’ needs. Our expert knowledge of the foam materials and CNC machine tools help us create high-quality packaging foams that reliably protects your contents. Contact PFI Advanced Equipment Manufacturing today to learn how we can help with your foam packaging needs.