Decatur, AL - February 24, 2009 - United Foam, a UFP Technologies brand (NASDAQ: UFPT), announces their quality improvements and new processing capabilities at their Alabama facility. The Decatur facility, one of eight United Foam locations, has made significant improvements to enhance their overall quality and service. United Foam Alabama has added new equipment, improved upon their material selection, reconfigured its floor plan and has become ISO compliant.
United Foam has expanded upon its current foam fabrication capabilities by purchasing new equipment. New polyurethane equipment was added to increase the capacity of fabricating foam packaging used for electronic, industrial and consumer applications. New contour cutting equipment used to fabricate large shapes out of polyurethane and polyethylene foams has also been added. In addition, they have improved upon their foam routing capabilities. The new router allows for quick prototyping and production runs benefiting case insert and military projects.
With the added equipment United Foam is able to offer additional materials to their already vast selection. The new contour cutting machine allows United Foam to work with a broader array of plank densities and sizes of polyethylene foams. This allows United Foam to service additional markets and applications such as automotive, electronics packaging and deep draw case inserts.
Through United Case™, a UFP Technologies brand, United Foam Alabama has gained access to their large supply of cases and foam materials. Case Fit™ 260 is a proprietary foam material that was designed solely for fabricating case inserts. Case Fit 260 can be cut to any shape to provide the ultimate interior protection for cases. This new material coupled with their improved routing capabilities, United Foam Alabama can provide superior case insert work for a myriad of applications including gun and rifle cases, sales presentation kits, protection for military weapons systems and electronic equipment.
Alabama's entire plant floor has been reconfigured to practice lean manufacturing principles. The reconfiguration has improved material flow through the facility; providing faster turnaround time on projects and contributing to a reduction in material waste. Through focusing on lean manufacturing, United Foam has become ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 compliant. They are currently working towards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification.
About United Foam
United Foam, a UFP Technologies brand, creates high-performance packaging, part and product solutions from an array of foams, plastics and specialty fabrics. Using the industry's most advanced materials and conversion techniques, we engineer unique, cost-effective, solutions for a vast range of critical applications. We have eight fabrication facilities located throughout the US.