Plastifoam Company, founded by the Langer family, began producing expanded polystyrene packaging products in Manchester, NH in 1991. The company acquired Atlantic Packaging of Gardner, MA in 1996, which expanded Plastifoam's product line to include polyethylene and polyurethane. These additional packaging materials rounded out the company's options to better serve their customers' protection requirements and budgets. Until 2010, the company primarily served the New England area. After investing in a robust website, the company expanded its service territory to serve the entire eastern seaboard.
The acquisition of Plastifoam by Index Packaging, Inc. in October 2021 further broadens the custom packaging options available to its customer base, from design to inventory and delivery.