Polyethylene foam is a type of closed cell foam that is one of the most commonly used foams for products that need a high level of protection in transit. These foams are an excellent choice for the packaging of a wide range of fragile goods due to their vibration dampening, shock absorption, and insulation properties. The high load bearing characteristics of PE foam allow us to reduce your packaging costs by using less material, with the dual benefit of reducing the overall footprint of your package. Saving you money in both the cost of the package and the cost of transportation to its destination. Our recycling processes allow us to recycle the majority of the waste material helping to further our commitment to sustainability.
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Polyethylene Foam Features

N/A Anti-Static Chemical Resistant/Inert Cost Savings on Shipping Charges Fire Retardant Good Strength to Weight Ratio Good Thermal Insulation Light Weight Low Density Non-Abrasive Surfaces Recyclable Resistant to Bacteria and Mold Reusable Sustainable Material Water Repellent Wide Working Temperature Range

Common Foam Applications

N/A Buoyancy Aid Endcaps for Electronic Equipment Packaging Heavy, Expensive, Media Equipment Transport Noise Control and Acoustic Barriers Part Separators and Dividers Protective Packaging Returnable Dunnage and Void Fill Shock Absorption and Cushioning Structural Stability for Low Load Areas Thermal Insulation Transportation and Shipping Case Inserts

Markets Served

N/A Aerospace Automotive Consumer Electronics Medical & Biomedical Supply Packaging Military Transport New and Media Broadcasting Perishables and Food Stuff Shipping Recreational Water Sports Equipment Semiconductor Manufacturing Thermal Insulation

PolyPlank® EXT Engineered Foam Plank

  • Produced via an extrusion process which creates a uniform foam (up to 4-inches thick) with excellent dimensional stability.
  • Cushions against repeated impacts and can be engineered with anticipated performance.

PolyPlank® LAM Engineered Foam Plank

  • Extruded in 1/2 inch thicknesses and laminated to create varied total thicknesses.
  • Laminated product provides maximum cushioning, excellent dimensional stability and the added benefit of an economical foam plank.

PolyPlank® Renew Engineered Foam Plank

  • Made with a minimum of 60% and up to 100% recycled pre-consumer content.
  • High impact strength, durable protection of products in storage and transit.
  • Sustainable solution with no extra cost.
  • Low Density and Medium Density

PolyPlank® MDL™ Multi-Density Laminated Foam

  • Patented design combines a thin-gauge, high-density PE top-skin with a high-performance, low-density PE foam base for a uniquely designed custom solution.

PolyPlank® Plus™ Two-Step Protective Plank Foam

  • Made by combining various substrates (foil, bubble, adhesive and cohesive films, paper, nonwovens, scrim, etc.) with thicker, multilayer foam to form a custom foam block.
  • Wide variety of substrates opens doors to innovative applications an

PolyPlank® SFT™ Foam Plank

  • Specially formulated with a fine cell count to provide a "softer" polymer
  • The softer product reduces abrasion to protect "Class A" surfaces.
  • This unique foam die cuts and slices more easily than cross-linked foams and is generally

ProFlex® Extruded PE Profiles

  • Able to conform to nearly any product contour.
  • Chemically inert, clean, closed-cell structure protects and cushions while providing surface protection.
  • Excellent resiliency, flexibility and shape memory.
  • Custom shapes available.

EdgeFoam® Protectors

  • Flexible L- or U-shape channels enable the structure to wrap around corners, edges and asymmetrical shapes with a snug fit.
  • Clean, nonabrasive, chemically inert material protects and cushions while providing surface protection.
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N/A Pregis' comprehensive manufacturing waste-reduction strategy combines recycled and post-consumer material, with efficient transportation and logistics. Our conservation programs include internal office paper and supply recycling as well as proactive reductions in energy use.


N/A Pregis protective packaging options provide superb internal cushioning to prevent damage from shock and vibration. Our versatile range of cushioning products also provides protection from unavoidable motion and vibration between the packaging and its contents.

Block and Brace

N/A Pregis blocking and bracing protective packaging options position and restrict products within the interior of a secondary package to prevent them from unwanted movements. We offer customizable solutions that are cost effective and efficient to use.