In response to increased demand, we are pleased to announce we are adding 40,000 square feet this year to our Connecticut facility. This will be done in stages, with approximately 10,000 in May staring the expansion. The additional space will house new equipment we will announce in the near future!
Custom Foam Packaging
The completed installation of our new Baumer Precision Skiving Machine has been a high point for Madison Polymeric!
This machine has exceeded our expectations in providing extremely accurate skiving capabilities on high density XLPE, Bead Molded PE and PP along with 9# Extruded PE foam plank, and provides less waste and increases efficiency, as well as truly spectacular precision in your parts.
Please reach out to Madison Polymeric Engineering for help with your precision skiving needs.
In our previous email to our clients, we detailed the issues associated with the supply chain issues the industry is facing, from not only a pricing standpoint but also availability. For example, urethan foam was being distributed only by allocation.
The good news is this appears to be softening, and pricing is beginning to level off. During this time , Madison Polymeric has worked to leverage multiple suppliers to maintain finished product delivery for our clients; at the same time, we are remaining cautious of price fluctuations in PE Foam, EPS Foam and paper board products.
It is no secret there is a growing demand for sustainable packaging. Environmental concerns are growing, and our industry is at the heart of some of those concerns. We are proud to be at the forefront of addressing this concern, both for the environment and our clients.
Madison Polymeric (MPE) has added a variety of new products that offer increased levels of sustainability and maintain our high standards in packaging materials. Honeycomb paper board has been a kay addition, offering an environmentally friendly approach that meets the threshold to be considered “sustainable,” as it can be recycled and reused to make other products. This is vital, as only about 8% of plastics are recycled, while approximately 60% of paper products are recycled.
In addition to Honeycomb line, there are a variety of molded cellulose fiber materials we make use of and have worked with clients in either transitioning to environmentally friendly materials or a combination of materials that provide the structure needed while making use of recyclable materials.
If you are looking to push into more sustainable materials or have clients looking to do so, let us help. With the variety of products we offer and our engineering team, we can work with you to find the right option to meet your sustainability needs.
As you are aware, the cost volatility in some materials, most notably in polyurethane and polyethylene foam, has increased throughout the industry. Materials pricing is something we constantly monitor, and we are addressing it in multiple ways to minimize cost increases to you.
First, we at Madison Polymeric maintain a diverse supplier base, and our volume allows us to have increased buying power. We are daily monitoring pricing among our suppliers to minimize our price increases to our customers.
Second, we have multiple options in our manufacturing capabilities that we can look at as options for our customers. This is a perfect time to look at the materials we are using for your projects, and consider new materials, or a combinations of materials, to address your needs.
We will keep you up to date on the industry and price fluctuations. And we invite you to contact us to review alternatives to better suit your needs and the needs of your clients as well.
For 2021, MPE continues to expand our protective packaging product offering to create a wide range of options in packaging solutions, providing increased protection with cost savings.
To this end, MPE has completed the installation of the latest generation of Pregis “On Demand” foam-in-place systems allowing us to offer a new Pre-Molded FIP solution to our customers. A foam-in-place production service for the in-house manufacture of custom designed FIP cushioning in low to large volumes where a Pre-Molded Foam In Place part is preferred.
The benefit to you is:
- An ability to see cost savings without the up-front equipment costs
- Manufacturing in a safe material environment
- Cost savings of a larger order for smaller demands
With this new option manufactured at our Branford facility, we can provide the perfect option for customers who do not have the space, time, or the volume to justify in house FIP molding production.
For more information on how the MPE design team can create packaging solutions to meet your needs, contact us today.
When an ice cream cone manufacture from Brooklyn, NY, was looking for foam packaging that would protect their unique waffle ice cream cones from breaking during shipping, Connecticut’s own Madison Polymeric Engineering licked the competition.
Ice Cream Cones Are a Delicate Matter
Designing a solution is one thing, actually fabricating the end result is an entirely another. What sets Madison Polymeric Engineering apart from all others is it has the whole scoop, a staff of designers, engineers, state of the art manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico, and professional staff.
The solution was polyether foam, and Madison Polymeric Engineering’s expert experience in fabricating polyether foam from custom designed specifications. The design fit into the ice cream cone manufacture’s display package perfectly, insulating and cushioning the fragile waffle ice cream cone.
A Cut Above
In manufacturing the product, the CNC profile cutter was used to cut out the design from a 3215 White Ether Foam Bun. During the cutting process two thousand packaging inserts per bun were produced, from a bun with the dimension, 40” x 84” x 108”, Madison Polymeric Engineering has CNC profile cutters that are available for many unique projects.
Foam Has Its Own Character
Polyether foam, also known as Ether, is a flexible, open-cell type of polyurethane foam, and it was perfect for this application because of its energy absorption qualities, it’s a cushioning material that is very light weight.
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Are you thinking about foam inserts with flocking for 2019? This is the time when new products are introduced for the new year. Salesforces head out full steam ahead with the latest models of devices, electronics and retail products to entice their customers. It is important to have the product in an insert that not only holds it safely in place but also one that shows off its’ best side.
How do I Choose the Correct Foam Insert?
It all begins with a phone call or with filling out a Contact form. During your conversation, the weight and size of the product will be discussed as well as its’ fragility, transportation method and how it needs to be displayed. The foam experts will assist with engineering a design that works for you and your company. At MPE we specialize in custom inserts and our flocking capabilities.
How Can I Make My Insert Stand Out?
We can design and manufacture your foam insert, cut the parts and then add a lovely touch to the foam called Flocking. Flocking is a material that is adhered to the top of the foam giving it the look and feel of velvet. This is a fabulous application for inserts that are for specialty packaging that needs to really “show off” the item. Flocking comes in a variety of colors. The velour surface produces a great impression. Sometimes its a good thing to be a “show-off”, at least that’s how we feel when we are designing custom packaging for your product. Let us be your creative problem solvers. With our engineers in-house, we can provide solutions for your packaging concerns.
Here at Madison Polymeric we solve your business challenges. Please contact us to speak with a representative.
Contact us Today (203) 488-4554