We all know why proper packaging is required when goods are transported or stored for a long period of time. Apart from keeping the product safe from physical impacts and attacks of the rodents and other animals, this also ensures that the perishable goods do not get spoilt due to exposure to air.
As more and more people become aware of the environmental impact of the materials used for packaging; companies are becoming more aware of the need to opt for environment friendly alternatives. For example, Sainsbury's has decided that it will reduce its packaging to ensure that the environment is not adversely affected.
If you are interested in ensuring that your goods remain safe when they are being transported, you may go for foam packaging. One of the key advantages of this form of packing is that all kinds of products can be kept safe from various kinds of impacts by foam. Since it is basically plastic into which air has been blown, it is quite light. This also means that it will protect the thing without adding too much to the total the weight. If you opt for a packing material that is too heavy, you may have to shell out a lot in the increased cost of transporting because transporting expenses are often calculated on the basis of weight.
On the other hand, since these can be shaped into any form, you can ensure that the product that you are transporting tightly fits into the packaging. This will make it easier for the workers to load and unload the products.
One of the reasons why people prefer to use this material is that it is not messy. At the packers end, the foam is shaped according to the shape of the product. On the other hand, at the receivers end, foam packaging is not as difficult to manage like other forms of packaging like shredded paper.
Another reason why foam packaging is preferred by many people is that both soft and hard varieties of this material are available. Thus if you need to transport things that are extremely fragile you may opt for the varieties that are soft to ensure that even the packaging does not spoil the thing. On the other hand, if the things are quite sturdy, you may go for the harder varieties because these will keep the products safe from heavy impacts.