Reusable packaging company Schaefer Systems International Inc. has struck an agreement with Woodbridge Group, a maker of integrated foam products, to handle particle foam packaging sales for that company in North America.
Schaefer will "provide design, manufacturing and distribution support to large industrial manufacturing customers with emphasis with the automotive industry," the company said in an announcement.
"This agreement continues our path to provide the widest array of products to our customers," said Andy Schumacher, vice president of the packaging systems division for Schaefer.
Schaefer "will act as the sales entity pursuing returnable, molded particle foam packaging opportunities and support coverage throughout North America," the company said.
"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," the company said in a description.
Particle foam can be made from expanded polypropylene, expanded polyethylene and a blend of polystyrene and polyethylene.