This blog is the second of a four-part series that identifies how BoldtSmith Packaging can reduce your product damage and packaging costs thru selecting the right foam!
Part #2) Foam Type
Part #4) Foam Design
After determining the supply chain the product will be shipping thru and the potential hazards it will experience, we can select the foam type.
EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) is the most commonly used foam because of its availability, pricing, and features. However, there are a large variety of foam types that are designed for specific applications. The foam type should take into consideration the findings in Part #1 (Supply Chain) to determine what hazards the product could experience. Listed below are the three basic foam types along with a broad overview of their advantages and disadvantages.