Types of Packaging Foam Material

Type of packaging foam used for protecting your items.

They are listed in order of hardness (from soft to hard).

Sponge – PU Foam (Polyurethane Foam)

Very soft.

PE Foam (Polyethylene Foam)

Middle hardness

EPE Foam (Expanded Polyethylene Foam)

EVA Foam

Rubbery like


Styrofoam – EPS Foam (Expanded Polystyrene)

Very light and brittle.

EPP Foam (Expanded Polypropylene)

Harder form of styrofoam-like material.

type of packaging foam comparison table

picture of the material in magnifying view and the common found used for product photos.

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