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Packaging has proved its worth during the Covid-19 pandemic. The continued distribution of essential items across the UK has been crucial throughout this period, especially for pharmaceutical, medical goods, health products, groceries, hygiene materials, and veterinary supplies to name but a few.

Life beyond lockdown is looking challenging. Businesses are facing testing times, and with concerns about costs, they are examining ways to manage their increased demand for e-commerce. At Storopack, we are helping businesses get back on track. We have already seen a rise in demand for protective packaging from businesses who are experiencing a dramatic shift into areas where goods are not normally purchased online.

Another top concern for any e-commerce warehouse operation is whether the packaging protects the product during transit, and if the customer unboxing experience is seamless with products arriving in perfect condition.  As Storopack is a leading global packaging supplier and renowned for its wide, diverse packaging products and systems, there is a solution for almost any protective packaging requirement.

Damaged goods can affect a brand’s reputation  

Damaged goods not only incur costs for replacement orders but also affect businesses’ reputations. So while costs need to be kept to a minimum it is vital to provide the best product choice to fulfil a successful customer unboxing experience. A product can normally be protected with minimal risk of damage using standard void fill packaging methods. However, when the product is more sensitive to shock, is fragile or an awkward shape then more consideration has to be given to using the correct type of packaging material.

FOAMplus® protects valuable and irregular shaped products 

The FOAMplus® foam packaging is a high-quality protective packaging solution that adapts to the contours of the product within seconds and protects goods against transit damage, vibration, shock impact and eliminates handling damage. It’s the perfect solution for companies that manufacture or ship products that are valuable or require the highest degree of protection. Made from expanding polyurethane it will satisfy the most rigorous cushioning demands and thanks to its light weight, helps reduce transport costs.

Mike Parsons Area Sales Manager South UK explains:

“If a product is not sufficiently protected then it can easily be damaged and has to be returned. So reducing or eliminating transport damage is critical to the profitability and reputation of any business.”

The success of FOAMplus® polyurethane foam is based upon its huge versatility as a packaging medium. The foam can either be dispensed directly into the carton where the expanding foam will mould itself to the contours of the product shape or can be made into pre-moulded cushions to enhance presentation.

As a space saving solution FOAMplus®, polyurethane foam packaging  is ‘on demand’ and mixes two components together  which then  expands up to 200 times its liquid volume negating the necessity for large storage areas required for pre-fabricated packaging.

“The benefits for customers are numerous. As well as an ideal solution for protecting fragile and valuable products, customers with product design changes and new product line additions are able to quickly adapt the packaging without the need to carry a large range of bespoke cartons or fabricated packaging,”  says Mike Parsons.

FOAMplus® Hand Packer, is a manually operated system, with a fully electronic microprocessor control to maintain consistent quality that delivers the foam direct into polythene lined carton via a foam dispensing gun.

Alternatively the Bag Packer² Foam-in-Bag dispensing system is fast, easy to use, efficient and economical. The machine can produce up to 23 foam-filled bags per minute at the touch of a button.

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