Protective packaging has always been the backbone of IMP's business since it began over 25 years ago. Our name “Insit Moulded Packaging” was taken from a packaging technique sometimes known as “Foam In Place”. Moulds were made by mixing two chemicals that would react and rise into foam around the product inside. Although this was an effective method of packaging in its day, as foam technologies advanced, IMP was not going to be left behind. We soon recognised the qualities of non–cross linked polyethylene foam. Polyethylene is an extremely resilient closed cell foam, ideally suited to protective packaging. It is non-abrasive, non-corrosive and moisture resistant. Unlike polystyrene solutions, which can be brittle and can disintegrate, it has quick recovery from multiple compressions so that it can be used time and time again. It comes in various densities to suit individual requirements; there is also an anti-static variety. Polyethylene foams have more consistent structural properties allowing design for controlled performance. Simply provide IMP your drop height criteria, along with your product or CAD data and our in-house designers will create a cost-effective packaging solution, giving your products optimum protection.
Polyethylene foam is very versatile and can be utilised in many different ways to achieve the ideal packaging solution. It can be used in conjunction with other materials such as cardboard, Correx and polypropylene. It reacts well to machining, die-cutting, bonding and various other methods of fabrication.
In its raw state, polyethylene foams are produced in standard sheet sizes and thicknesses. However, there are few restrictions with IMP's extensive manufacturing facility. We are able to laminate the sheets to greater thicknesses and/or split to specific sizes. We have also installed a side-welding machine that enables the extension of standard sheet sizes by length and width. This facility has optimised material usage, improved yields and reduced waste, offering more cost-effective manufacturing for the benefit of our customers and the environment.
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