List of Companies in Packaging Foams and Foam Fabrication in India

Today, I have spent some time in the industry which is largest growing and that is Packaging Foams and Foam fabrication. There are many compnaies in this domain but very few companies are listed.

What kind of foam is used for packaging?
The two most used foam types in reusable packaging are Polyurethane and Polyethylene foams. Polyurethane (PU and also called Polyester) ā€“ is a spongy foam like the consistency of foam used in pillows or mattress covers. It is an open cell material which means it will absorb liquids.

What is packaging foam made of?
The foam that you formerly knew as styrofoam is actually expanded polystyrene foam or EPS. This material is made from polystyrene, a plastic that’s often used to make clear products like food packaging or lab equipment.

What kind of material is foam?
Foam rubber (also known as cellular, sponge, or expanded rubber) refers to rubber that has been manufactured with a foaming agent to create an air-filled matrix structure. Commercial foam rubbers are generally made of synthetic rubber, natural latex or polyurethane.

Different Types of Packaging Materials

  • Plastic. The most common packaging methods in industries is plastic.
  • Aluminum. Aluminum is widely used for products such as sodas, beer, canned goods and animal foods.
  • Cardboard. Most products that are packaged in cardboard boxes are first wrapped in another type of packaging such as bubble wrap or foam.
  • Glass
  • Foam

List of StockMarket Listed Companies in Packaging Foams and Foam fabrication

SHEELA FOAM LTD. (SFL)

Sheela Foam is a leading manufacturer of mattresses in India marketed under its flagship brand ‘Sleepwell’. Its share in the organised Mattress Market is more than 23%. In addition it manufactures other foam-based home comfort products targeted primarily at Indian retail consumers as well as technical grades of polyurethane foam (‘PU Foam’) for end use in a wide range of industries. The foam production continues to be more than double of its nearest competitor. As part of its international footprint the company manufactures PU Foam in Australia through its wholly owned subsidiary Joyce Foam Pty Ltd. Joyce Foam is the largest producer of Foam in Australia and supplies its high quality Foam to Global Mattresses and Furnishing Companies.The company was incorporated in June 18th 1971 and over the last two decades has developed Sleepwell as an overarching brand associated with comprehensive and quality home-comfort solutions. The company believes that ‘Sheela Foam’ is a recognised name associated with diverse and sophisticated grades of technical foam. The company has developed a pan-India distribution network that consists of over 110 exclusive distributors over 2750 exclusive retail dealers and over 3500 multi-brand outlets. Sheela Foam currently owns and operates 11 manufacturing facilities in India. All of its facilities are utilized for manufacturing home comfort products while five of these facilities also manufacture PU Foam. Three of its facilities located in Greater Noida Talwada and Hyderabad are ISO: 9001 certified. The company is led by Ms. Sheela Gautam and Mr. Rahul Gautam who has been instrumental in the growth of its business from a small foam- producing unit to the position of a leading manufacturer of mattresses and technical PU Foam in India. The company became a deemed public limited company on July 1 1989 and was restored to its status of private limited company with effect from November 30 1990. The company was converted to a public limited company pursuant to a special resolution on April 30 2016 and the name of the company was changed to Sheela Foam Limited’ on June 6 2016. Subsequently in fiscal year 2011 Serta India Private Limited a subsidiary company was merged with the company. Sheela Foam’s promoter Polyflex Marketing Pvt Ltd. offloaded shares worth Rs 510 crore by way of an initial public offer (IPO) during the period from 29 November 2016 to 1 December 2016. The IPO was priced at Rs 730 per share. The stock was listed on the bourses on 9 December 2016.

Tirupati Foam Limited

Tirupati Foam Limited is an India-based company. The Company is principally engaged in the manufacturing of flexible polyurethane foams. The Company sells comfort products under the brand name Sweet Dream and Flexi-Puf Mattresses under the brand name Hindustani. The Companys products include hindustani mattress sofa n bed bolster back cushion puf cushion bondo-puf mattress wonder couch puf pillow and contour pillow. Tirupati Foam Limited had made a humble but formidable beginning in 1986 when four 1st generation entrepreneurs joined hands together for the state of Gujarat.The Company started manufacturing a wide range of Industrial Foam. To cater to the ever increasing demand of the markets of all India Company forayed into the arena of Branded Foam Products & evolved an enviable range of consumer Comfort Products under the name of ‘Sweet Dream’. Due to its stringent quality control & undiluted efforts of the Management ‘Sweet Dream’ soon became a household name in whole India.The expansion of the Company’s dealer network popular market demand of its Product range & a steep rise in the Production capacity saw a step wise success story of TIRUPATI FOAM. In September 2003 Company launched an exclusive & innovative range of covered Flexi-Puf Mattresses under Brand Name ‘Hindustani’ which has received a massive warm response from all over the country.During the fiscal year ended March 31 2010 the Company had installed capacity to produce 6000 metric tons of flexible polyurethane foam. During the fiscal year ended March 31 2010 the Company produced 47265 pieces of foam articles.

Materials Of Packaging Foams and Foam fabrication

  • Polyurethane
  • Reticulated Polyurethane
  • Grafts
  • Antistatic
  • Melamine
  • Biodegradable
  • Electrostatic Dissipative
  • Reticulated Filter Foam
  • Polyester/Vinyl Nitrate Foam
  • Viscoelastic (Memory Foam)
  • Antimicrobial Foam
  • Flocked Foam
  • Felted Foam
  • Crosslinked Polyethlene (XLPE)
  • Expanded Polypropylene / Polyethylene (EPP/EPE)
  • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Neoprene
  • Elastomeric Sheet Insulation
  • EPDM
  • Crushed EPDM
  • Expanded and Extruded Foam Rubber
  • Rubber Blends (PVCNBR)

Applications Of Packaging Foams and Foam fabrication

  • Marine cushions
  • Mattress rails and toppers
  • Hospitality seating
  • Theater/Auditorium seating
  • Athletic/Gymnastic training
  • Medical positioning wedges
  • Expendable packs
  • Returnable dunnage
  • Case inserts
  • Internal dunnage
  • Tote and rack cushioning
  • Foam rails
  • Air and Fluid Filters
  • Gaskets and Seals
  • Thermal Controls
  • Acoustics
  • HVAC Insulations
  • Foam Tapes
  • Vibration Pads
  • Weather Strip Tapes
  • Mobile pedestal file cushions
  • Side-chair seat & back cushions
  • Lounge chairs, sofas & ottomans
  • Window-box cushions
  • Blown-fiber pillows
  • Mattresses
  • Conference Chairs
  • Task Chairs
  • Theater Stadium Seats
  • Cushions

Mattress Manufacturing Companies In India

  • DUROFLEX PRIVATE LIMITEDBangalore, Karnataka,
  • PEPS INDUSTRIES PRIVATE LIMITEDCoimbatore, Tamil Nadu,
  • CENTUARY FIBRE PLATES PRIVATE LIMITEDSecunderabad, Telangana,
  • KURLON LIMITEDBangalore, Karnataka,
  • R P FOAM HOME PRIVATE LIMITEDDelhi, Delhi,
  • SPRINGFEEL POLYURETHANE FOAMS PRIVATE LIMITEDKanchipuram, Tamil Nadu,
  • SRI VENKATESWARA COIR PRODUCTS PRIVATE LIMITEDHyderabad, Telangana,
  • JUMAX FOAM PRIVATE LIMITEDNew Delhi, Delhi,
  • JINDAL PETRO FOAMAmbala, Haryana,
  • REPOSE MATTRESS PRIVATE LIMITEDCoimbatore, Tamil Nadu,
  • MADHAV COTEX PRIVATE LIMITEDNew Delhi, Delhi,
  • REAL INNERSPRING TECHNOLOGIES PRIVATE LIMITEDDelhi, Delhi,
  • EASTERN MATTRESSES PRIVATE LIMITEDKochi, Kerala,
  • RESTOLEX COIR PRODUCTS PRIVATE LIMITEDBangalore, Karnataka,
  • S G RUBBER INDUSTRIES PRIVATE LIMITEDNew Delhi, Delhi,
  • BELEZA FURNISHINGS PRIVATE LIMITEDIndore, Madhya Pradesh,
  • YO-YO COIR FOAM PRIVATE LIMITEDAlwar, Rajasthan,
  • R K FOAM HOUSE PRIVATE LIMITEDNew Delhi, Delhi,
  • K S FOAM PRIVATE LIMITEDNew Delhi, Delhi,
  • HERITAGE FIBRE COMFORTS PRIVATE LIMITEDRangareddy, Telangana,
  • JHAMAN DAS AGROTECH PRIVATE LIMITEDJaipur, Rajasthan,
  • KOZYLON COIR PRODUCTS LIMITEDHyderabad, Telangana,
  • AAP INVESTMENT PRIVATE LIMITEDNew Delhi, Delhi,
  • PLATHOTTAM RUBBERS PRIVATE LIMITEDThrissur, Kerala,
  • VENKATESHWAR FIBRES PRIVATE LIMITEDJaipur, Rajasthan,
  • CC MATTRESSES PRIVATE LIMITEDEast Godavari, Andhra Pradesh,
  • QUALITY MATTRESSES PRIVATE LIMITEDNew Delhi, Delhi,
  • FASCONE FOAMS PRIVATE LIMITEDNew Delhi, Delhi,
  • WORTHWILL FOAM INDIA PRIVATE LIMITEDRajkot, Gujarat,
  • INTERNATIONAL SLEEP SOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITEDKochi, Kerala,
  • HYDERABAD GALVANISING PRIVATE LIMITEDHyderabad, Telangana,
  • VICTORY MATTRESSES PRIVATE LIMITEDHyderabad, Telangana,
  • DLITE FOAM PRIVATE LIMITEDNew Delhi, Delhi,
  • SPEY MATTRESSES PRIVATE LIMITEDNew Delhi, Delhi,
  • SLEEP GOOD MATTRESSES PRIVATE LIMITEDChennai, Tamil Nadu,
  • IED GREENPOWER INDIA PRIVATE LIMITEDChennai, Tamil Nadu,
  • TENKAASI PODHIGAI COIR CONSORTIUM PRIVATE LIMITEDTenkasi, Tamil Nadu,
  • METTUR COIR MAT CONSORTIUM PRIVATE LIMITEDSalem, Tamil Nadu,
  • LAXMI COIR UDYOG PRIVATE LIMITEDNew Delhi, Delhi,
  • ARVIND COIRFOAM PRIVATE LIMITEDJaipur, Rajasthan,
  • VALM FOAMS PRIVATE LIMITEDMeerut, Uttar Pradesh,
  • TIRUPATI COIRS PRIVATE LIMITEDMeerut, Uttar Pradesh,
  • S S F INDUSTRIES LIMITEDPatna, Bihar,
  • MAXTAR INDUSTRIESBhopal, Madhya Pradesh,
  • GOELS COIR FOAM (INDIA) PRIVATE LIMITEDBareilly, Uttar Pradesh,
  • DURA FOAM INDUSTIRES PRIVATE LIMITEDMumbai, Maharashtra,
  • CENTSORB PROCESSING PRIVATE LIMITEDPeriyar, Tamil Nadu,
  • FOAM SALES (INDIA) PRIVATE LIMITEDMeerut, Uttar Pradesh,
  • THE TRAVANCORE COIR MATS AND MATTING MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATIONAlappuzha, Kerala,