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Which material to choose for automotive returnable packaging?

03 October 2018

We’re often asked by our clients what’s the difference between EPP (Expanded Polypropylene), EPS and Airpop (Expanded Polystyrene) when it comes to molded containers. The great advantage of the first material is that it allows us to reuse it and repeat the process multiple times, thanks to its durability and mechanical resistance. 

In other words, the EPP packaging will have a much longer lifecycle when it’s used to transport parts and components among subcontractors, having a direct impact on the manufacturing costs.

If that’s not enough, we’ve prepared for you a number of EPP advantages, as confirmed by our current clients:

  • Reuse

    EPP, thanks to its durability, helps you reduce your packaging waste.

  • Protection 

    Your valuable goods will be better protected thanks to the rigidity of the packaging.

  • Safety

    Sealed packaging protects against moisture and contamination.

  • Personalization

    The shape, size, and weight of the packaging can be modified to suit particular requirements.

  • Sustainability

    The EPP’s durability also effects in reduced carbon footprint.

  • Durability

    The material is extremely robust in relation to weight.

  • Cleaning

    The smooth surface makes it much harder for dirt to stick and easier to clean.

If you are considering implementing returnable packaging for your operations, Knauf Industries professionals will advise you to find the best solution for your product. We’ll be more than happy to schedule a call with you.

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