Automated mass-production of goods is a big part of modern production. Time is money! The expectation is for as many units as possible to be produced in as short a time as possible, and to be conveyed to the various stations in the production line as safely and with as few rejects as possible.
This is where EPP comes in. Individual workpieces rest softly on custom-fit foam trays as they make their way to each successive processing step, and are thereby constantly protected on the conveyor belts and later in the warehouse. Workpiece carriers moulded out of this robust foam have established themselves in automotive production lines, in particular, with virtually no competition.
Another advantage: Robust EPP packaging systems can be produced already in the exact shape to fit the series part to be transported. The parts are thus protected against mechanical wear processes throughout the entire production cycle.
The advantageous properties of this particle foam continue into the warehouse, too, where EPP packaging units can be stored in an extremely space-saving arrangement: Stacking is explicitly allowed!
The benefits don’t stop at transport and storage safety: Project-specific moulded EPP trays can be used for several production processes and then be fed back into the material cycle. That reduces costs and protects the environment!