How To Choose The Right Packaging Materials

At Vertapak we offer a huge range of packaging materials including Polystyrene Packaging, Polystyrene Insulated Products, EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) and Polyethylene Foam. If you are unsure what packaging material would be right for your product then please give us a call. We will arrange a consultation with you to discuss the nature of your products, size, volume, where you need them transported to etc and we will advise on the best packaging material to use.

As a general guide you may find the following useful to help you decide:


  • Lightweight, flexible and easy to handle
  • Strong and durable
  • Excellent thermal resistance
  • Low water absorption and buoyant
  • Not subject to deterioration by insects and rodents
  • Low combustibility
  • Able to absorb shocks and vibrations
  • Recyclable
  • Non-abrasive and non-corrosive with excellent chemical resistance
  • Offers a simple and quick packaging solution

Polyethylene Foam:

  • Absorbs impact and vibration
  • High buoyancy with very little water absorption
  • Strong acoustic and thermal insulation properties
  • Good resistance to adverse weather conditions
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Splash resistance to oils and fuels
  • Excellent for thermo-moulding and thermo-forming
  • It is non-abrasive and non-corrosive
  • Extremely lightweight and flexible
  • Enables simple and quick packaging saving both time and money
  • Perfect for multiple drops and factory transit applications
  • Environmentally friendly packaging

Polystyrene Packaging:

  • Provides excellent protection for expensive and fragile products
  • Lightweight and easy to handle
  • Moisture resistant
  • It can be reused and recycled
  • It has good insulating properties
  • It helps to keep hot food hot and cold food cold
  • It is a low cost and sanitary choice for food service packaging
  • It is bacteria-resistant
  • It doesn’t attract rodents or insects

At Vertapak we can help you save time and money and we are also the eco-friendly choice. Contact us now to discuss your packaging requirements.