Shadow Foam Original is being discontinued

Since 2012, Shadow Foam has been organising toolboxes around the world. Then, in 2019, we released a new grade of foam – an easier, cut and peel grade that makes getting organised even easier than before. You may know this grade as Easy Peel, however, we will be rebranding this simply to: Shadow Foam.

In the 9 years that Shadow Foam Original has been part of our product line, we have seen amazing uses and creations from our customers, as well as creating our own projects on our YouTube channel. However, it is time for Shadow Foam Original to be discontinued. There are many reasons why we have reached this decision, but the main points are:

1. Sustainability
Unfortunately, Shadow Foam Original is not recyclable. Offcuts and mistakes are thrown in the bin and can only be discarded into landfill. We feel that it is our responsibility to ensure that the products we offer can have a longer lifecycle. Shadow Foam (formerly Easy Peel), a polyethylene foam, is recycled by conventional means, so it can be put into household recycling bins. Furthermore, in our own production process, excess material can be repurposed into other uses – whereas Original created waste.

2. Ease of use
Shadow Foam Original is a more complicated product. There is no hiding that, as a non-layered foam, Original is considerably more difficult to get a better finish on. In the time it takes to complete one Original liner, you could have already nearly finished your second Shadow Foam liner. As we begin to offer inserts for more toolboxes, we believe that having a simple to use product is more beneficial to our customers.

3. Colour options
We have found that our customers, overall, prefer the colour options that Shadow Foam (Easy Peel) has to offer. Original is only available in a surface colour, and from the feedback we have received, the vast majority of our customer base want to use a foam that has the colour underneath. However, that does not mean that you cannot get a surface colour, Shadow Foam is reversible, and therefore you can flip over your sheet for a surface colour.

If you are thinking of ordering soon, or would like to place an order in anticipation of a new project, please do so as soon as possible. Once we have run out of stock, we will not be producing any new material, so once it’s gone, it’s gone.

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