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Farnborough Airshow | 22 - 26 July
        Hall 1, Stand 1060

We will be at the Farnborough International Airshow  |  Monday, 22nd July - Friday, 26th July 2024   |   Hall 1, Stand 1060

Durable, Versatile Foam Solutions

Foam Products: EVAzote, Plastazote & Polyethylene

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Going green does not mean having to compromise or cost the earth. We offer material that has been developed for the purpose of recycling and can provide the level of product protection that you demand and done in a sustainable way.

Designed For Recycling

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Custom Foam Packaging

We use the right material to do what it is supposed to do – protect your contents. Utilising our wide range of manufacturing techniques, you can have foam parts that stand out and enhance the client experience.

Custom Foam Packaging

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Bespoke Foam Trays and Inserts

Bespoke Foam Trays and Foam Inserts are an excellent method to show off what you do and make you stand out from the crowd.

Bespoke Foam Trays and Inserts

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Unique Engineered Parts

No matter whether it is packaging your existing product or developing a new one, everything we do is unique to you.

Unique Engineered Parts

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Engineered Foam Gaskets and Seals

Everything we do is unique and is specific to your needs. There are no ‘off the shelf’ solutions so you do not have to compromise. We look at your needs and together we develop a solution that fits what you want.

Engineered Foam Gaskets and Seals

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Cases, Bags and Boxes

We cover your need to protect the things that are of value to you. We offer a wide range of solutions that house the items in the environment they are being used in.

Cases, Bags and Boxes

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High-Quality Foam Products

At Polyformes Ltd, we have been working with businesses and individuals throughout the UK & Europe for more than four decades. Over this time, we have gained a huge amount of experience across a number of different industries including medical, construction and aviation as well as many more. We work with you throughout the entire process from concept through to design and delivery. No matter the size of your project, we can offer expert advice on all of your foam needs.

Foam Designed for Recycling

If you're looking for foam designed for recycled materials, we utilise a number of different materials including ARPLANK, Ethafoam and Stratocell in order to protect your products at all times. ARPLANK is a 100% recyclable material and is suitable for a number of different applications including packaging and cushioning, expandable and returnable dunnage, thermal management and flotation.

Foam Trays and Inserts

Foam trays and inserts are an excellent method of showing off what you do and make you stand out from the crowd. Whether you're looking for customised foam trays, case foam inserts, component & tool trays or presentation solutions, our trays and inserts can provide your products with protection and can be used in conjuction with our cases, bags or boxes for a complete presentation.

Foam Gaskets and Seals

Foam gaskets and seals can be used across a number of different markets. Foam seals are frequently used in applications where shock or vibration is present and reduction is required. At Polyformes, we work with you to develop the required design and define the correct material for the job it is supposed to do.

Get in Touch With Us Today

To discuss your next project with our team, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today and we will be more than happy to help. For the past 40 years, we have been converting closed cell polyethylene foam to meet the needs of our clients.

Foam Mouldings

Choosing the Right Type of Foam Packaging?

Choosing the right type of packaging for your product or products depends on various factors that have to be taken into consideration. To help you make the choice easier, here are three aspects to consider.

1. How Fragile is the Product?

With the advancements in the engineering of foam materials and foam products, it’s now easier than ever to transport or ship even the most delicate of objects without fear they might not arrive at their destination in one piece.

So, when choosing the right foam packaging for your fragile products, consider whether they could withstand vibration, sudden shocks, or extremes of temperature, and select the foam material most suited.

Some of the best packaging materials for fragile objects include Ethafoam or Stratocell, both of which are closed cell, polyethylene foams with:

  • Superb cushioning properties
  • Resilience under repeated impact
  • Exceptional insulative properties

2. How Much Does the Product Weigh?

When transporting or shipping any goods, the cost of the process isn’t only dependent on the weight and size of the product. The shipping unit as a whole includes the weight of all packaging, internal and external.

This means by choosing the right foam packaging you can potentially, and significantly reduce your overall shipping bill. As a foam specialist, at Polyformes Ltd. we provide a range of light-weight foam packaging solutions, including:

Ethafoam: Ethafoam is a non-cross-linked, expanded polyethylene foam, making it ultra-lightweight with outstanding forming properties. Ethafoam is also one of the best types of packaging foam for electronic appliances, domestic tools, antiques and artworks.

Plastazote – Plastazote is a closed cell, polythene foam consisting of nitrogen-filled cells, making it one of the lightest and most flexible foams on the market. Another key benefit of Plastazote is its moisture resilience, making it ideal for shipping food products or electronic appliances and components.

Stratocell – Stratocell is another exceptionally lightweight packaging foam material, perfect for businesses that need to reduce shipping costs. Stratocell also has the added benefit of being able to be reused a number of times without any degradation.

Case Foam Inserts
Laser Marked and Embossed Foam

3. How is the Product Displayed?

How a product looks when the shipping box or container is opened can have a huge effect on a customer’s first and lasting impression of your business. A shoddily displayed product with inaccessible or loose components, can give the impression of a careless approach to business.

With a product beautifully packaged in precision cut or moulded foam packaging, and engraved or printed with relevant information or your logo, you can create a startling effect that gives the product kudos, the moment the box is opened.

Some of the processes we use at Polyformes to ensure your packaging creates a great first impression include:

Printing – As one of the few foam specialists to offer a printing service, at Polyformes we’ve developed a patented, 4-Colour printing technique to print any design you need on all packaging, foam trays and inserts, foam seals, or any other foam product we produce.

CNC Routing and Machining – To create the exact shape to surround and protect your product, we use advanced CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining processes, designed to cut and trim foam accurately and within close tolerances (dependant on the physical qualities of the foam material).

Moulding and Forming – Using various, state-of-the-art moulding and forming processes, such as thermoforming or compression moulding, at Polyformes we’ll create packaging that not only ensures your products are secure during the shipping process, but also enhance the look of the product upon opening.

Laser engraving – With our laser engraving and embossing service, we’ll create permanent text in a variety of fonts, and the unique intricate images of your choice.

If you’re looking for a professional foam converter and foam supplier, contact Polyformes today. With over 40 years’ experience, we’re one of the leaders in the foam industry, providing foam products for a variety of markets, including aerospace and aircraft, audio-visual and broadcasting, construction, and medical, healthcare and mobility.