Protective Packaging

Our expandable styrenics products provide superb cushioning and durability, while its lightweight properties help lower freight and other packaging costs.

NOVA Chemicals’ expandable styrenics products provide superb cushioning and durability, while its lightweight properties help lower freight and other packaging costs. Our resins offer a foam solution for protective packaging that enables a smaller package design without sacrificing any of the protective properties found with bulkier foams, as well as cost savings. When shipping products, the dimensional weight of a packaged product often determines the cost of shipping large, lightweight products or boxes. NOVA Chemicals’ resins help our customers to reduce their packaging sizes without compromising the protection of their products.

NOVA Chemicals’ expandable styrenics resins can also reduce packaging size, resulting in a positive effect on cost-savings and sustainability benefits. Reduced cube size enables more boxes to fit on every truck, container and pallet. This means you can send fewer shipments, and enjoy lower costs of transport and inventory throughout the supply chain. Our resins also present your product and your brand at its best — reducing not only actual shipping damage, but also the false perception of damage that can occur when customers receive broken packaging. As a result, customers are more satisfied and product returns from perceived damage are far fewer. Because returns can represent a large cost for manufacturers, fewer returns can add up to significant savings.

The pharmaceutical industry also relies on our packaging for shipping medications that require temperature control. This application is part of a ‘cold-chain’, in which it is critical to stay within certain temperature ranges. NOVA Chemicals’ protective packaging offers a proven performance solution with lightweight cushioning properties, as well as ease of handling and storage.

Packaging applications examples:

Protective Packaging

  • Consumer Goods
  • High-Performance Packaging
  • High-end Consumer Electronics
  • Furniture and Cabinetry
  • Household Appliances

Thermal Protective Packaging

  • Produce Boxes
  • Fish Boxes
  • Pharmaceutical Shipping Containers
  • Wine Packs