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3-2 Materials

Examples of cushioning include foamed plastics, rubberized hair, corrugated fiberboard, and loose-fill material such as excelsior, polystyrene, and shredded newspapers.

Combinations of several types of cushioning (such as corrugated fiberboard pads and less dense, loose-fill material) can be effective. Such combinations help dissipate shock and pressure by spreading these forces over the surface of the items.

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