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What is foam in place packaging?


Foam in place packaging is sometimes referred to as packaging expanding foam, instant foam packaging, foam packing machines, foam in bag packaging, insta foam packaging, and instant foam packaging. All of these names refer back to the the general term, foam in place packaging. Foam in place polyurethane is molded in real-time through the combination of two liquid foams within a prefabricated mold, high density polyethylene bag or film. The mixture then expands rapidly around the product being protected, creating a custom protective shell around the productbeing packaged.

Fundamentally, foam in place packaging is a type of cushioning or blocking protective packaging that can be used across numerous applications.
Foam in place is a reliable and consistent packaging alternative offering the following benefits:
  • Highest degree of product protection available
  • Work simpler and smarter for maximum productivity
  • Reduce or eliminate damage expense
  • Maximize space and cost efficiency
  • Increase consumer confidence

Foam in Place Packaging Systems. What do they offer?

Telemetry. Telemetry refers to the foam in place unit's ability to automatically collect, monitor and measure critical information, such as liquid foam and film usage, temperature, pressure, and other system guidelines each time the FIP equipment is operated. This technology continuously tracks all system parameters and sends a message to the field service technician if the equipment is reading a potential issue.

Through the use of telemetry, we are able to take a proactive approach to service, minimizing downtime and insuring proper system maintenance is performed for optimum productivity and consistent performance.

  • Increased productivity
  • Optimized equipment performance
  • Proactive approach to problems or downtime
  • Simple connectivity
  • Greater efficiency

Barcoding. Barcoding is the second "smart" feature which enables operations with variousproduct lines to deliver consistent packaging protection. By setting up this process, you can ensure that your products are protected with the correct amount of liquid foam and film each time the system is used. This ensures:

  • Increased productivity
  • Improved protection
  • Reduced waste

Equipment Design. Foam in place equipment and foam in place bags are assembledwith the operator in mind. Each part and accessory enhances functional design, ease of use, and productivity.

  • Ergonomic SmartFILM - quick access to 90 degree spindle for safe and simple loading
  • Rugged Mixing Modules - zero maintenance expense and lifetime warranty
  • Easy to replace sealing wires - Plug-in design with advanced temperature software to extend wire life
  • User friendly bag maker - Convenient, front location - Programmable
  • User friendly hand-held dispenser - allows for precise dispensing, and flexible mounting options
  • Advanced software - controls seal and cut wire temperatures
  • Lightweight chemical pumps - equipped with brushless motors and controls to run 10 times longer

Customer Focused Commitment.You can rest assured that we have YOU in the forefront of our mind.

  • We will perform an on-site assessment of your current packaging and shipping operation to identify the costs and inefficiencies that plague your high-volume operation.
  • We will assess what we find in our design labs. We will work to identify specific technical requirements for your application and develop a custom tailored packaging solution based on a comprehensive needs analysis.
  • Our training team will work directly with you to ensure your packaging operations are back online quicker - and more productively - than before.
  • We will provide the ongoing service, support and exceptional technical assistance that will keep your packaging lines running.

The Advantage Program. The program that you receive from us is UNMATCHED.

  • Custom program designed for your specific needs - it is not a "one-size fits all" type of program.
  • There areno up-front capital investments.
  • We will provide your facility with all installation, training and on-going support.
  • All of your parts and labor are included at no extra charge.
  • The telemetry preventative maintenance and bar coding features are provided at no additional charge.
  • You will receive a lifetime warranty on parts and equipment.
  • Mechanical and software upgrades ensure that you always have the latest state-of-the-art technology.
  • Ongoing expert consultation for changes in your packaging needs.

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