Chemical company BASF has created moulded E-por-based protective subwoofer packaging for speaker specialist Adam Audio.
Up until now, the Berlin-based manufacturer has been packaging its speakers in protective pads made of non-crosslinked expanded polyethylene (EPE).
The elaborate process that goes into manufacturing the cut and heat-sealed parts of the existing packaging had resulted in extended delivery times and high costs for Adam Audio.
It instructed packaging company Fapack to look for alternatives. Fapack suggested the E-por expandable interpolymer, as it is tough, elastic and crack resistant.
Adam Audio head of marketing André Zeugner said: "The cushioning pads made of E-por completely cover the top and bottom parts of the cardboard box and thus offer an improved level of protection."
Fapack managing director Christoph Behrens said: "We were able to achieve a net volume saving with foam of 40% and thus reduce the overall size of the packaging by 24.5%."
BASF will introduce its subwoofer packaging at the FachPack trade fair, which takes place from 24 to 26 September in Nuremberg, Germany.
Image: BASF's packaging is designed to give complete protection for Adam Audio subwoofers. Photo: courtesy of BASF 2013.