Worldwide Foam, Ltd. is the fastest growing supplier of crosslinked polyethylene foam material in North America, and recently joined the RPA (Reusable Packaging Association). I asked Catelyn Anderson, Marketing Coordinator at Worldwide Foam about the benefits of crosslinked Polyethylene foam, and why it makes sense for reusable packaging:
Crosslinked Polyethylene (XLPE) is a closed cell foam characterized by a very smooth feel and resistance to water that enables the material to be fabricated in many ways. XLPE is typically regarded as the highest quality packaging foam. It provides great protection and durability for delicate products such as medical devices and automotive parts. It is a durable, lightweight material which is non-abrasive (Class A). It exhibits excellent shock absorption and is impervious to mildew, mold, rot and bacteria. Cross-linked foam is designed for durability and re-usability, making it ideal for heavy duty storage and returnable shipping applications.