The cost of the different packaging is different. The expanded foam packaging is most costly. This is because it is really a large process needed to form this foam. The moulded packaging comes in second position. This is because the moulded foam is easily made but the amount of foam used is more as compared to the die cut foam inserts. This can be said that the die cut foam inserts are most cheap one in the packaging series of the foam.
There is always need for the protection of the products. The products can be protected by the coverings and the covering should be of foam for better protection. The protection is better provided by the die cut foam inserts. The other types that are the moulded foam and the expanded foam also give better protection, but the best one is the die cut foam inserts.
Ease of use is most important for the packaging. If something is easy to make, easy to use and easy to destroy is better. This category will take the moulded packing forward. This is because the moulding is really an easy process as compared to the cutting. In moulding a simple product is made and different types can be made from a single moulding machine. The expanded foam has a weak point that it is hard to make as it has to go through the expansion process which takes time.
All of the foams are environmentally friendly when used less. The die cut foam inserts are better in this case also. This is because the die cut foam used the less foam as compared to the other. The most foams are used by the moulding type and in second position is the expansion type foam.
The moulded foams are easily available as compared to other foams this is why they are most widely used. The moulded foams are easy to make so they can be found anywhere. The die cut foams as cannot be used for many products at once are rare. Expanded foams are used mostly for electronic products.
The most widely used foam is heat moulded foam. This is the foam which will give better user experience because of easy to make and availability. The other two are not as good in this case because the die cut foam may need technical assistance for usage and the expanded type foam is not used as much as the others are used. It is better to choose which is best and easily available for you for the packing.