Foam Packaging is used widely for product protection because of its diversity, aesthetic appeal, protective characteristics, and its cost-effectiveness.
What Foam Is Used For Packaging?
The two most used foam types in reusable packaging are Polyurethane and Polyethylene foams. Polyurethane (PU and also called Polyester) – is a spongy foam like the consistency of foam used in pillows or mattress covers.
Polyurethane is an elastic open-cell structure which provides a wide range of performance that is used in the protection of delicate and lightweight products that are sensitive to vibration. Polyethylene is a closed-cell, non-absorbent foam that is resistant to mildew, mold, rot and bacteria and is also resistant to chemicals. This foam provides excellent protection for both delicate and lighter weight products that require positioning and cushioning. This foam is available in a wide range of thicknesses, densities and colors. Recycled Polyethylene is one of the most commonly used foam packaging materials.
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The Two Most Used Foam Types
PPF provides cost-effective, custom form-fitting cushioning to uniquely and securely protect items
We use dimensionally stable Polyurethane sheets that will not twist, warp, or bow. These sheets will also tolerate extreme cold or heat and retain excellent strength, stability and rigidity, even in extreme temperatures. Our polyurethane sheets are also highly resistant to most chemicals and solvents and don’t absorb water. They also will not rot, decompose or dissolve in subgrade applications.
A long-lasting versatile foam that is available in multiple densities and suitable for a multitude of uses.
This is a strong, resilient closed-cell foam ideally suited as a material or part of the material used in products requiring shock absorbing, vibration dampening, insultaion, and barrier or buoyancy. Polyethylene foam’s buoyancy allows it to be used in flotation equipment and other nautical products. It is also excellent for cushioning products in protective packaging applications.
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Does the Cleanroom’s Layout Promote Efficiency and Reduce Biocontamination?
When we designed and constructed our ISO 7 Cleanroom (class 10,000) we utilized a well-conceived layout which enables air to move with uniform velocity and along parallel flow lines. We carefully designed and placed our workstations and machines in relation to the walls to achieve laminar flow. This reduces turbulence, which allows for the reduction of particle production and the introduction of microrganisms.
is the cleanroom fully integrated into the quality system?
At Foam Packaging Specialties we have implemented comprehensive corrective and preventative action protocols that address all cleanroom issues and the opportunity to improve the cleanroom system. This includes a written plan that covers maintenence of the cleanroom and technician training. We regularly calibrate our equipment that measures cleanroom contaminants and that information is then recorded in a log.
Is a Validated Ultrasonic Clean Line Attached to the Cleanroom?
Our cleanroom uses an ultrasonic clean line on products before they enter the cleanroom. This removes much of the variability and chances of bioburden spikes that are limited to the packaging process, which is easier to control because it takes place in the cleanroom.
Has the Cleanroom Been Audited Multiple Times?
Foam Packaging Specialties welcomes audits of every type ranging from clients to ISO registrars. Over the past five decades we have demonstrated our expertise in foam packaging and have a continued willingness to learn which has allowed us to further refine our practices with our cleanroom services. We are always reviewing our policies and procedures to enhance the sterility of our cleanroom facility.
IS THE CLEANROOM STAFFED WITH EXPERIENCED STERILE PACKAGING TECHNICIANS?
Our in-house staff is very experienced and understand that they can be the leading source of contamination in the cleanroom if they don’t follow the proper protocols. Our cleanroom specialists are trained in behavioral requirements and cleaning procedures required for facility maintenance to minimize the transfer of microorganisms and particles.
Does the Cleanroom Run a Particulate-Monitoring System?
We employ a particulate monitoring system in our cleanroom that measures particulate levels at each workstation. We believe this extra level of testing ensures that products are packaged within acceptable particulate levels which allows for excursion correction before the product leaves the facility. This monitoring system allows us to make adjustments in real time if particulate levels rise so our packages always meet the OEM’s quality inspections.