With the environment in ruins, even corporations are being more socially responsible. For instance, they are now aware that products boxes can be recycled such that the goods inside are protected in environmentally friendly packaging. Mostly made of recycled foam, they are very useful for a variety of tasks, from shipping, to protection, to decorations. Foam is an excellent packaging material used by many companies all over the world.
Foam finds many uses in everyday items like beds, mattresses, and pillows. Their softness and ability to withstand stress make them popular for sofas and armchairs as well. For industrial uses, as stated above, they can be used for shipping, protection of packages, as well as to hold them in place. There are many advantages to using foam for these reasons.
Foam in place packaging withstands the bumps and shakes that normally occur when shipping products. Inside the packaging, the foam is wrapped around the product, and follows its shape, ensuring that it is securely cradled inside. It can also remain flat for those products that need ample support and protection inside boxes. In fact, they are perfect for securing so many things that they are used in nearly all shipping orders.
What is great about foam is that it can be recycled. The foam from old beds, pillows, and other furniture can be taken out and reused as packaging. When recycled, they are injected with recyclable resin to make them stronger and to make them suitable for packaging. This ensures that no foam will go to landfills and become wastes. In fact, more and more scrap foam is used for packaging every year.
Foam is also cheaper to use than other packaging types, such as special plastic. Since foam is recycled, it can be gotten from almost anywhere, unlike the special plastic which has to be manufactured first. As a matter of fact, foam is so abundant because of the old furniture people throw out, that it can be taken from garage sales, junk shops, and even landfills. After that, recycling happens to make it suitable for packaging use.
Foam packaging will definitely be around for years to come, and as the products shipped become more complex and delicate, foam will have an even harder job to do. Luckily, its properties make it suitable to the task, and most shipments come through without the product having even a scratch on it.