• Industrial Packaging
  • Polypropylene Foam

  • Polypropylene foam can be provided in either molded or fabricated forms, however it is typically a molded product. The fabricated product is molded into buns, die cut, and heat sealed to produce the desired result. Both molded and fabricated polypropylene can be used to provide similar protection for an item. The volume required will most likely determine whether the polypropylene is molded or fabricated. Fabricated polypropylene typically requires a cutting die to produce the fabricated part. These cutting dies require a one-time up front charge. Typically the cost will range from $1000 to $2,000 per cutting die. The typical mold for the molded polypropylene item could cost $15,000 to $25,000. These molds take approximately 4-6 weeks to produce.

    Features and benefits:

  • Excellent cushioning properties
  • Multiple drop capability
  • Available in a variety of thicknesses and densities
  • Available in either black or white
  • Attractive and will compliment your products image.
  • Non-abrasive
  • Requires less volume of material to provide the same cushion properties as polyethylene and is, therefore, more cost effective than PE.
  • Polypropylene accommodates many cushioning applications because it is offered in a variety of densities. This material density range is from 1.2 to 9.0 lbs per cubic foot. This allows the designer to select the density that is right for the product needing protection. Weight is generally the factor that determines the density of foam required.