Developed and marketed by Pregis Corp. (Deerfield, IL), PolyPlank Plus is the name of a closed-cell polyethylene foam that the processor hopes could help replace some custom-trimmed plastic foam in packaging of goods such as computers, furniture and consumer electronics.
A side view of a PolyPlank Plus plank.
Because PolyPlank Plus adheres directly to the component or packaging surface, custom fabrication is no longer necessary; a user can cut the foam plank into various sized blocks, expose the adhesive and adhere the piece directly onto the desired surface, explained Tony Smith, GM engineered products at Pregis.
Pregis is offering PolyPlank Plus in planks up to 48 inches wide, in thicknesses ranging from 1-10 inches. —[email protected]