FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Reflex?
A patented cushioning technology, which uses vacuum-formed recycled plastic cushions to replace traditional flexible foams.
What types of products can Reflex® cushions protect?
Really anything that requires protection from impact. Reflex® cushions are currently protecting:
- Hard Drives and External Computer Components
- PC’s and Laptops
- Power Converters
- Security Camera’s
- Wine Bottles
- Computer Monitors
- Silicon Wafers
- The list goes on.
What weight range can Reflex® cushions protect?
Reflex® thermoformed cushions have successfully protected items weighing less than a few ounces (Laptop HDD) to over 800 lbs. (Modular Server Configuration)
Do the cushions take up as much space in a warehouse as traditional foam?
Reflex uses less than 20% of the space required to ship and store molded and fabricated foam cushioning. For example, on one standard pallet, we can fit the packaging for more than 400 personal computers or 5000 disk drives.
Do the cushions crack or particulate?
Reflex® cushions have never fractured or particulated. Even during extreme tests where the unit was dropped in excess of 100 times with the same cushions.
How do Reflex® cushions compare to foam with respect to price?
The vacuum forming process is highly efficient, with low cost tooling, short cycle times, and low part cost. This allows Reflex® cushions to match or surpass the performance of a foam cushion at a lower cost.
Is the thermoforming process common in other parts of the world?
Thermoforming technology is well established world-wide. Thermoformers make everything from blister packs that your batteries come in, to small pools for children, to plastic cups. They exist everywhere.
The designs seem complicated. Is it expensive to make a prototype?
In most cases we will create your design, produce a prototype and test it in our onsite lab for a few hundred dollars.