Microfoam packaging provides an immense range of advantages across many industries. What is microfoam and why should you use it?
Microfoam is a type of foam roll packaging thatis manufactured with polypropylene sheet foam, as opposed to polyethylene sheet foam. Microfoam polypropylene sheet foam offers a variety of performance advantages that make it a great choice for cost effective and reliable product packaging. Additionally, this durable foam packaging minimizes environmental impact at the same time.
Microfoam polypropylene sheet foam is designed to meet numerous industrial packaging application and market needs. It brings a uniquely high coefficient of friction and lightweight properties that protect products better than many competitive packaging alternatives. Microfoam packaging provides a clean, dust free presentation and performs exceptionally well when used for surface protection, interleaving, cushioning, void fill, and insulation.
Microfoam Features And Benefits
- High coefficient of friction:Microfoam exhibits unequalled protection against vibration and shifting during transit.
- Low density, lightweight: It is half the weight of polyethylene sheet foam and consumes fewer raw materials, uses less fuel, and reduces overall shipping costs.
- Photodegradable - recyclable as category 5*: A sustainable foam packaging alternative.
- Chemically inert:This packaging foam will not tarnish or corrode sensitive metals. No harmful chemicals produced upon degradation.
- Readily accepts labels and tape:By using Microfoam, users save on expensive adhesives.
- Thermal and vapor transmission properties:Thermal benefits include use as insulating blankets and overwintering protection for plants.
- Stability across a wide temperature range:Heightened performance from -250-degrees F up to 250-degrees F with a melting point of 320-degrees F.
- Superior Flexibility:This polypropylene foam is easy to handle and conforms to any shape.
- Outstanding breathability:Mildew, moisture, and fungus resistant. Microfoam packaging enables the release of vapors while protecting against condensation and water damage.
- Great for laminations:Works with a wide range of substrates including film, foam, paper, and more.
- Superior buoyancy characteristics:Ideal for floating containment systems.
Industrial Markets And Applications
- Agriculture / Produce- Product interleaving and top pads
- Automotive- Painted, glossy, plastic, or metal auto parts
- Doors/Building Materials- Polished fixtures
- Electronics/Appliances- Polished products, lighting equipment
- Food- Hot or cold items
- Fulfillment/Mail Order Houses- Glass and collectibles, fine art, pottery
- Furniture- household/outdoor/office wood furniture
- Moving and Storage- Dishes and silverware
- Pharmaceuticals- Glass containers
- Publishing- high-end books, digital media
- Supply Specialists- painted, glossy, plastic, or metal industrial parts
- Transportation- fabricated, high-gloss metal parts