UFP Technologies specializes in designing and manufacturing protective case and foam insert solutions for defense, military and homeland security applications. Our precision fabricating capabilities, protective packaging design expertise, and access to a wide range of cases and packaging foams allows us to provide you with a complete protective case and insert solution to meet your exact requirements.
Choosing a Case and Insert
UFP Technologies has access to a wide array of protective cases and packaging foams that have been tested to meet military specifications. We can guide you through the entire process of designing a custom solution which includes selecting the necessary protective case and choosing the optimal foam.
It’s important to consider the application when choosing the right foam for your insert. Based on your needs and requirements, our team of foam experts will help you decide which foam is ideal for your case and insert solution.
Cross-linked Polyethylene Foam (XLPE)
XLPE is typically regarded as the highest quality packaging foam. It can be used to create long-lasting and extremely durable inserts that are the most aesthetically pleasing of all foam families.
- Superior protection
- Long lasting and extremely durable
- Aesthetically appealing
Polyethylene foam provides great protection and durability for the interior of your case. It is a durable, lightweight material that is non-abrasive, non-dusting, and easy to fabricate. It exhibits excellent shock absorption and is impervious to mildew, mold, rot and bacteria. These qualities along with its excellent vibration damping, insulative properties and high resistance to chemicals and moisture make it ideal for packaging heavier items and for material handling applications.
- Great protection and durability
- Lightweight, non-abrasive, non-dusting foam
- High resistance to moisture and chemicals
Polyurethane foam provides excellent protection for light-weight, delicate objects with high fragility and/or lower drop height maximum. This open-cell foam provides excellent cushioning at a very reasonable cost and can be easily molded or cut to fit one's particular application. It is used regularly in medical packaging where abrasion resistance is required and comes in a range of densities and colors.
- Good protection for lightweight, delicate objects
- Excellent cushioning properties at a reasonable cost
- Variety of densities and colors
As the leading manufacturer of custom foam case inserts in North America, UFP Technologies has the equipment and expertise to fabricate foam inserts to meet just about any application and budget. Depending on the type of foam specified, quantity of inserts required, and complexity of the design, we utilize the following processes.
Used for manufacturing more complex inserts, our engineers utilize the latest technology to create patterns that will be routed using CNC machines.
This process, ideal for single and small volume inserts, requires no tooling and allows us to create sophisticated inserts in a wide variety of materials.
Often used for inserts that are going to be purchased in higher volumes, this process utilizes a metal die that stamps foam sheets in to the exact specifications of the items to be packaged.
Product Identification System
UFP Technologies offers laser etching, laser cutting and plastic etching to enhance your case insert. We can etch part numbers onto plastic inserts placed into the foam or we can etch onto the foam itself. Etching onto your case insert is excellent for asset management, tool accountability, reducing foreign object damage and classifying sections of your case.
To discuss your next project, contact us below or give us a call at 800-372-3172