Charcoal Foam for Shipping & Packaging

Charcoal foam is a popular choice for protecting instruments, electronics and other fragile products in transit. Plastifoam offers a wide variety of applications for the organization and protection of the components of your shipping boxes. We specialize in designing and making custom foam inserts to meet your specifications, and can also provide corrugated shipping boxes for a complete solution.

Plastifoam will work with you to design, recommend and manufacture the best charcoal foam packaging based upon:

  • The fragility of your product
  • Handling and transportation conditions
  • Cushioning requirement calculations
  • Vibration assessments
  • Product design considerations
  • Foam specifications: polyurethane, polyethylene, anti static

Foam inserts from Plastifoam are durable, lightweight, will absorb shock, protect surfaces and provide cushioning. We fabricate custom charcoal foam sheets and foam box inserts in our own production facilities in Manchester, NH.

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  • Antistatic charcoal foam inserts are available in either polyurethane (open cell) or polyethylene (closed cell) foam which is ideal foam for shipping electronics and for protecting sensitive circuit boards, resistors, computer chips.

  • Multiple layer trays can be designed to economize space.

  • Convoluted (egg crate) foam inserts can be designed to stabilize and control product movement, cushion, resist impact and protect against breakage.

  • Other available foam inserts include: Die cut foam corners, die cut and glued end caps, two-part die cut foam trays for holding vials or circular pieces, three piece foam sets including both convoluted and die cut flat pads. 

For assistance and estimates, call Tammy at (800) 752-7836 ext. 352 or use the form to the left to email us!


The inserts look great. I'm really happy with the finished product. Thank you for your follow up and I hope to reorder soon!

Seth K., New York, NY