Dunnage Bars suit automotive applications.

Press Release Summary:

Customized polyethylene foam dunnage bars are designed for automotive and other material handling applications. Foam bars have density of 9 lb/ft³, and offer lightweight alternative to polyurethane foams.

Original Press Release:

UFP Technologies Offers Custom Polyethylene Foam Dunnage Bars

UFP Technologies, Inc. is offering durable lightweight customized polyethylene foam dunnage bars. This material, which can be used for automotive and other material handling applications, competes favorably with molded, high-density, self-skinning urethane foam dunnage bars.

The design of the dunnage bar provides desired parts density and structural integrity, and offers a highly viable alternative to urethane. The foam used has a density of nine pounds per cubic foot, which represents approximately a 50% reduction in weight from heavy molded polyurethane foams.

The delivery time for the fabricated foam dunnage bar, which fits conveniently into a metal rack, is also much shorter - one week compared to as long as seven weeks for molded urethane. Consequently, the potential of missing a delivery or launch date due to packaging - a costly scenario - is virtually eliminated. Prototypes can also be modified quickly and cost-effectively.

About UFP Technologies

Founded in 1963, UFP Technologies is an innovative designer and custom converter of foam, plastics and natural fiber products serving both the consumer and industrial markets. The company operates in North America with ten factories and three satellite facilities.

The company is comprised of two divisions:

o Engineered Packaging designs and manufactures interior protective packaging solutions utilizing molded fiber, vacuum formed plastics, and molded and fabricated foam plastic products. This division services numerous markets, including computer electronics, medical/pharmaceutical, military, automotive and general industrial.

o Component Products designs and manufactures engineered component solutions utilizing laminating, molding and fabrication technologies. This division provides the "product within the product" to the automotive, beauty, medical, industrial, and sports and leisure product markets.

For more information on UFP Technologies' complete line of products and capabilities, contact Steve McLaughlin, UFP Technologies, 172 East Main Street, Georgetown, MA, 01833, (978) 352-2200 x. 7345 or visit ufptech.com or email info@ufpt.com.

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