The expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam packaging materials offered by Drew Foam are designed to cushion, protect, absorb shock, insulate and maintain the desired temperature of your product during shipping, handling and storage. Importantly, EPS foam is one of the most recyclable and environmentally friendlfy packaging materials available.
Strict manufacturing specifications and quality control assure our customers receive a consistent EPS foam packaging product. Proven design consistency, repeat product performance, easy customization and precision form and fit are reasons our customers continue to count on Drew Foam year-after-year for their EPS foam packaging needs.
New designs and frequent design changes are more economical with Drew Foam’s manufacturing flexibility. Since there's no tooling cost in cutting polystyrene, Drew is able to customize each packaging application to the customer's needs for little cost.
Lightweight, resilient and attractive EPS reduces costs in many ways. Fewer package components means reduced inventories and increased productivity on the packaging line. Shipping and damage costs are also reduced due to the rigidity and absorption properties of EPS. Low-abrasive EPS protects fine finishes and the thermal properties of EPS insulate package contents from temperature changes. EPS is not weakened or damaged by moisture.
Shock and vibration absorbency are two of EPS’s best qualities. EPS packaging can be designed to meet a wide range of fragility factors up to and including the demanding requirements of government shipping regulations. It is also an ideal packaging choice for products that are susceptible to vibration damage. In addition, EPS foam has excellent sound baffling qualities and is sometimes used as a component in machinery to dampen motor noise.
Our Design Group stands ready to work closely with you on new and existing applications. Drew Foam provides innovative Packaging Solutions…from the simple…to the complex.
- End Caps
- Corner Pads
- Carton Footers
- Edge Protectors
- Component Package
- Display Package
- Void Fillers
- Precise Shapes and Surrounds
- Peel Stick Adhesive
- Foil and Film Laminated
- Flexible Foams Flexible Foam Capabilities
Specialty Packaging Materials
Environmental Aspects of Packaging
When evaluating the environmental aspects of a packaging material or system, it is necessary to take into account the package performance, environmental impact during its lifecycle and end-of-life options. Expanded polystyrene (EPS) packaging is smart, safe and sustainable. With EPS cushioning you can achieve less weight and lower damage rates which translate into positive sustainability factors across the board. EPS can be same-recycled into a product of equal value or up-cycled into a product of higher value. And, EPS is often less energy intensive than alternative choices.
Based on the Sustainable Packaging Coalition definitions for sustainable packaging, EPS demonstrates favorable environmental performance in most aspects, making it a worthy consideration for product shipments that require superior protection. LEED Certification information
Safe & Healthy Throughout Its Life Cycle
Made of 98% air, EPS is an inert material without harmful chemicals that off-gas or leach during its use or disposal.
EPS is widely recognized as a safe choice for use in food contact packaging by government regulatory agencies throughout the world.
Meets Performance & Cost Criteria
Because of its versatility EPS offers significant savings in design and development, product assembly and distribution costs.
With customized packaging designs, EPS delivers exactly the right amount of product protection. Its high tensile strength and cellular structure give this lightweight product exceptional cushioning properties.