Leading manufacturers are seeing the value that customised foam trays bring to their operations. Component identification and security has been increased. Machined parts can be placed into its carefully created space in the foam that can avoid damage especially to intricate and delicate items.
Moving items around becomes less hazardous and costly. Easy to keep clean and sanitised close cell foam has qualities that other options do not offer. More manufacturers are using packaging that follows the product through its manufacturing cycle.
Not just internally but between manufacturers, not matter where in the world, who provide different stages of the process. Reducing the need for different packaging for each stage and making a big social and environmental statement.