Press Release Summary:
WithÂ attributes that benefit wrapping, surface protection,Â and interleaving applications,Â MicrofoamÂ® Stretchfoam™ is polyethylene (PE) resin blend sheet foam intended for use as protective packaging materialÂ for products with irregular edges. Soft-to-the-touch product has coefficient of friction that makes foam cling to item it is protecting to help prevent abrasion. No curing agents are used, so there is no grease transfer to the part it protects, and compression strength enables reuse.
Original Press Release:
Pregis Introduces Microfoam® Stretchfoam(TM) with Multidirectional Stretch for Demanding Protective Packaging Applications
Deerfield, Ill. — Pregis Corp. is introducing Stretchfoam™, an “industry first” proprietary polyethylene (PE) resin blend sheet foam with multidirectional stretch for protective packaging applications.
Stretchfoam represents the latest addition to the company’s Microfoam® line. Initial customer feedback reports a 10% yield increase compared to other sheet foams, making Stretchfoam a cost-effective protective packaging solution.
Pregis’ new “soft to the touch” Stretchfoam provides several attributes which benefit a wide variety of wrapping, surface protection or interleaving applications. Stretchfoam has been engineered with multidirectional stretch which resists tearing or “zippering.” This makes it an ideal protective packaging material to wrap around products with irregular edges such as lighting fixtures, automotive components (wheels, trim, etc.), furniture, window or picture frames, sporting equipment, electronics, hardware, industrial, jewelry, appliances, etc.
Stretchfoam also offers the same high coefficient of friction (COF) long associated with the Microfoam line. This means that the sheet foam clings to the item it is protecting. (Low COF materials slide back and forth increasing the chance that sensitive product finishes will be subjected to abrasion.) No curing agents are used so there is no grease transfer to the part it protects.
“Products typically vibrate and shift during transit. When they have polished metal surfaces or other sensitive finishes, it becomes even more important that the cushioning material used for protection isn’t the very thing that causes damage. Our new, softer Stretchfoam with its high COF and clean, white appearance delivers both performance and protection,” explained Daché Davidson, director of marketing, Pregis.
Microfoam Stretchfoam’s attributes make it an ideal choice for fulfillment operations, as well as production facilities. Good compression strength also enables reuse, extending shelf-life to more than one trip. Additionally, lightweight Stretchfoam positively impacts shipping costs and handling ergonomics.
Pregis also makes it easy for customers to benefit from its excellent cushioning properties by offering readily available 1/16- and 1/32-inch thick stock sizes in 48-, 60- and 72-inch roll widths. Custom options also are available.
The Microfoam line is well-suited to provide product protection in markets such as: agriculture, automotive, cosmetics, construction, electronics, appliances, food, fulfillment/mail order, furniture, housewares, moving/storage, pharmaceuticals, publishing and transportation.
Pregis Corporation is a leading global provider of innovative protective packaging materials and systems. The company offers solutions for a wide variety of consumer and industrial market segments including food, beverage, healthcare, medical devices, agricultural, e-commerce, retail, automotive, furniture, electronics, construction and military/aerospace. Pregis currently operates 27 facilities in 10 countries in North America and Europe. For more information, visit www.pregis.com.
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