What Are Polystyrene Balls And How Are They Used?

To make polystyrene balls, tiny polymer molecules are infused with air to increase their size. These polymers are derived from petroleum by-products through a distillation and refining process. After they have been infused with air, the balls can either be joined together to form larger beads or moulded into different products such as foam building insulation or food packaging.

Polystyrene BallsThe polymers start off as molecules measuring only 0.02 inches (0.5 mm) in diameter. They are then put through a steam process that infuses air into the molecule and turns it into a larger polystyrene bead. If the beads are then placed into a mould or extruded through a die, they can be formed together to make much larger products.

The Advantages of Polystyrene Balls

A big advantage of polystyrene balls is that they are very lightweight, strong and durable. The most popular applications they are used for include acting as filler for pillows, cushions, beanbag chairs, pet beds, stuffed toys and animals.

They can also be moulded or extruded to make product packaging such as the hard foam casing that is often used to protect electronic equipment.

Other popular uses include disposable cups and plates, fast food containers for takeaway restaurants and when they are formed into dense sheets of foam they can also be used to insulate buildings.

Polystyrene balls acts as very effective wall cavity insulation in buildings. They provide excellent insulation and make the building more energy efficient. This helps to keep energy costs down and is an eco-friendly choice because it saves on fossil fuels.

In addition to being lightweight, strong and durable, polystyrene balls are also well known for being moisture resistant, compression resistance, shock absorbency and its thermal properties.

Polystyrene balls are very versatile so to find out more about how they can be used as a packaging solution please contact Vertapak now and speak to one of our specialist team.

The Importance of Bespoke Polystyrene Packaging Services

Not all polystyrene packaging is created the same so depending on the type of products you plan to transport; it pays to plan carefully the best type of packaging products to use. When it comes to packaging expensive and fragile products then we believe it’s an area that you should never compromise. You might save a few pounds by using cheaper packaging but at the end of the day you need to consider carefully whether cheaper packaging is going to be more trouble than it’s worth, especially when it comes to providing good customer service and minimising complaints.

The value of your products should be a primary consideration when you are planning for them to be transported. Inadequate or insufficient packaging is sure to lead to damaged goods and a great deal of inconvenience and annoyance for your customers which could be damaging for your reputation. On top of that you will potentially have to pay extra costs for returns, pay out for claims as well as giving credits on your business account. All of this will damage your reputation and the relationship that you have built with existing customers and is likely to send new customers away looking for a different solution.

Polystyrene PackagingBespoke Polystyrene Packaging Solutions

Sending undamaged products with packaging that is strong, reliable and fit for purpose is what every customer deserves. This is why bespoke polystyrene packaging for your products is the best solution. Packaging that is tailor made to fit your products to give them maximum protection has got to be the best choice if you want to keep your customers happy.

At Vertapak we have many years experience of creating bespoke polystyrene packaging solutions for our customers so if you need any advice about the products you are trying to transport and the best materials to use in order to keep them safe and secure then please contact us now.

Where Polyethylene Packaging Is Used

Polyethylene packaging is extremely versatile and used in a wide range of applications such as food packaging, cervical collars, life jackets, exercise mats, life jackets, carpet underlay, insoles, theatre sets and many more. It is used extensively in industries such as health care, sports, leisure, marine, building, automotive, footwear and in the food packaging sector.

Polyethylene PackagingSave Time And Money With Polyethylene Packing

Polyethylene packing is ideal for transporting vulnerable items because of its durable nature. Its ability to take knocks without damaging the goods inside means that products rarely get damaged in transit. This is crucial when transporting goods and will ultimately save time and money and lead to fewer complaints about damaged goods. Polyethylene packing is also completely recyclable, making it the ‘environmentally-friendly’ choice when it comes to packaging.

Other benefits of polyethylene packing include:

  • Absorbs Impact And Vibration
  • High Buoyancy
  • Very Little Water Absorption
  • Offers Strong Acoustic And Thermal Insulation
  • Good Resistance To Adverse Weather Conditions
  • Splash Resistance To Chemicals, Oils And Fuels
  • A Good Replacement For a Wide Variety Of Materials Such As Rubber, Felt, Wood Composites And Fibreglass
  • It Is Non-Abrasive And Non-Corrosive
  • Very Lightweight And Flexible
  • Simple And Quick Packaging Saving Both Time And Money
  • Excellent For Multiple Drops And Factory Transit Applications

Polyethylene packing is an extremely cost effective and flexible packaging material and is extensively used across the industry. If you want to find out more about polyethylene packaging and discuss how it can help you keep your goods safe then please call Vertapak now.