Princeton Case Company
615 Sherwood Parkway
Mountainside, NJ 07092
(908) 687-1750

Customizing the Inside of Your Carrying Case

If you travel frequently with valuable items, it is a wise decision to invest in a quality, customized carrying case. A protective case will protect any important item from damage types, and ensure that your item is safe during transit. The outermost parts of these cases are made from a strong, durable materials and the inside is fashioned with custom molded foam. Customizing the inside of the case is what enables the case to be so effective. Foam inserts are molded to fit the exact specifications of a particular object, which ensures that the item is not jostled of shifted while carried.  Finding the perfect case does take some thorough research, and this article will help you figure out the perfect way to customize your carrying case.

The first aspect that you want to research is the actual size of the case itself. You should ask how big do I want the case to be and how much will it hold? After you figure out the basic size specifications, you will then be asked about what type of foam that you want inside the case. There are many different types of foam available on the market, and each foam type is appropriate for a specific application. Foam types that line the inside of the case are called bases and there are two major bases used in most custom carrying cases: Polyethylene and Polyurethane. Both are very dense foams that have excellent shock absorption qualities, but polyurethane is slightly stronger and is subsequently better for fragile or irregularly shaped items.

After you have picked your base foam, it is time to decide which material is appropriate for the lid. Convoluted foam and flat foam are the two primary lid foams used in custom carrying cases. Convoluted foam, known commonly as egg crate foam, is the most regularly used lid foam, as it offers the most adequate protection while holding an item firmly in place. It is also used for applications where the item in the case protrudes out of the base. For example, Most DSLR camera bodies and lenses are round in shape, and do not lie flat in a case. The lid of the case must be able to sufficiently protect the top of the camera that is not shielded by the base. A flat or solid foam lid, offers protection, but not as much in comparison to the eggshell lid.

If you are interested in learning more about custom carrying cases, it is best to contact a custom carrying case manufacturer in your region. 

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Princeton Case Company, Inc.

615 Sherwood Parkway
Mountainside, NJ 07092
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