Sales Agreement for Woodbridge's Particle Foam Packaging



Schaefer Systems International

Protective EPP dunnage for an automotive overhead light and sunroof cluster.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Schaefer Systems International, Inc., has entered into a sales agreement with Woodbridge, a global systems solution provider of fully integrated foam products. The Packaging Systems Division within SSI SCHAEFER will act as the sales entity pursuing returnable, molded particle foam packaging opportunities and support coverage throughout North America.

This agreement allows SSI SCHAEFER to provide design, manufacturing and distribution support to large industrial manufacturing customers with emphases within the automotive industry. “This agreement continues our path to provide the widest array of product to our customers,” stated Andy Schumacher, Vice President of Packaging Systems Division for Schaefer Systems International, Inc. “This agreement is truly a win-win for both parties. It expands the SSI SCHAEFER product portfolio, while extending the Woodbridge sales team,” continued Schumacher.

“With this agreement, Woodbridge and SSI SCHAEFER have more than 100 years of combined experience serving the global market,” said Woodbridge VP & GM, Formed Plastics, Dean Varley. “This partnership strengthens Woodbridge’s goal of providing sustainable reusable products to the market while exceeding customer expectations.”

Expanded particle foam is a semi-rigid closed cell foam. Beads are molded inside an aluminum tool and fused using steam.  Almost any shape is achievable; it is non-abrasive, lightweight, and cost efficient for reusable packaging. By nature, it is highly resilient and absorbs energy upon impact, which prevents shock from transport making it ideal for sensitive components.  The product is an excellent option for parts with complex geometries, require ESD (Electrostatic Dissipative) protection or an environment that necessitates fire retardant packaging.  Returnable particle foams include expanded polypropylene (EPP), expanded polyethylene (EPE) and polystyrene/ polyethylene blend (PS/PE).

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