What are die cut foam inserts?
Die cut foam inserts are flexible packaging options that improves the protection of products during shipment because the way foam is cut and designed will be an exact fit for the product before it is placed in a corrugated box for shipment. Even if the box is shaken or improperly handled, the product is immobilized and the customers can receive the product in the condition expected. For a business that relies heavily on the delivery of its products, it is important to consider die cut form inserts so that the products will reach the supermarkets and stores safely. Another benefit gained from die cut foam inserts is the improvement in product appearance once it is displayed on store shelves. The die cut foam inserts are ideal for displaying watches and jewelry as well as for securing sensitive circuit boards, computer chips and resistors.
Types of foam used for die cut foam inserts
There are different kinds of foam in the market today but polyethylene foam and polyether are ideal for die cut foam inserts because they provide unparalleled protection and durability for inner box packing. Polyethylene is relatively light in weight with characteristics of non-abrasiveness, non-dusting and ease of fabrication. When polyethylene foam is used for die cut foam inserts, it demonstrates superior shock absorption and vibration dampening properties with high resistance to molds, mildew and bacteria. Polyethylene foam inserts have significant load-bearing capacities which should be considered by businesses when shipping large and heavy products. Polyethylene foam will reduce the cost of packaging because it minimizes material usage without compromising high level of protection. Foam also provides excellent pressure distribution for sensitive and fragile items that require extra care during handling.
How die cut foam inserts are fabricated
Before the fabrication of die cut foam inserts, the first step is to choose the right type of foam based on the requirements of the product for cushioning and positioning. A cutting die is created to produce the most complex shapes and designs in the most effective process. When it comes to mass production of die cut foam inserts, the better option is cutting dies because it can create tens of thousands of forms in a relatively short period of time. After the foam inserts are cut, they are trimmed and laminated to properly fit the case and address both protection and presentation. Foam inserts are easily prototyped which is very important for production when there are repeat orders for identical foam interiors. Any repeat orders will be produced exactly as it was before with accuracy and precision ensured up to the smallest details.