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August 13, 2014

When you are transporting certain types of goods, it is vital that you provide proper packing. This means that you have to accord the goods with some form of cushioning to ensure that they are not damaged during the transportation. When goods get to the end user in good condition, the manufacturer can be assured of retaining a huge percentage of the customers. The commonly used material in packaging of goods is polyethylene foam. This material has managed to displace some of the traditional packaging materials such as carton and rubber over the recent years. It is the preferred choice because it is cheaper to producer. It has been proven that in addition to providing cushioning for the goods, polyethylene foam is also able to offer protection against heat, chemical corrosion and electric charges.

The polyethylene foam is made up of both closed cells and open cells that represent air bubbles. The open cells are what make the material to be flexible whereas the closed cells make it resistant to both heat and corrosion. The open cells also allow the material to stretch or compress depending on the external forces applied to it. This is what offer protection to the goods being transported in case of external forces. The closed cells offer resistance to water and fluids that might corrode the foods. They ensure that goods do not come into contact with moisture water or other chemicals during transportation and storage. There are some goods that are vulnerable to electric charges and can be damaged during their transportation. You can ensure that static charges do not accumulate in these goods using proper cushioning. Polyethylene foam is the best choice because it is able to prevent the accumulation of these charges. The material can also be easily modified to meet the dimensions of the goods being transported.