Northamptonshire, United Kingdom (April 09, 2010) - Technical Foam Services, Europe's leading, engineering-biased foam suppliers and manufacturers, have helped to develop revolutionary light traps in conjunction with Worldwide Butterflies that will aid field research and make insect collection easier.

Worldwide Butterflies has been in operation since 1960 and is celebrating its fiftieth year as specialist butterfly and moth suppliers in the UK. They use portable light traps when carrying out field research and collecting data, yet have never felt satisfied enough with their current equipment, striving to find better ways to house the insects within the traps when captured to make data collection easier and more humane.

Technical Foam Services have worked tirelessly to find a better solution, incorporating foam into the traps to make for a more comfortable environment for the housed insects. Technical Foam Services have adapted the light boxes at the trap entrance and within to provide high-quality and safe shelters for the butterflies and moths. They have discovered that 'egg-box' foam helps the insects to settle more quickly and effectively, helping with the overall collection of data before they are released back into the wild.

"Worldwide Butterflies came to us after a long, sustained period of being disappointed by other suppliers, and we are delighted that we have managed to cement such a prestigious partnership," commented Duncan Geddes of Technical Foam Services. "We have worked night and day to implement creative and effective measures into existing equipment to make data collection easier for Worldwide Butterflies and a better experience for the moths and butterflies themselves. The proper foam cut to size really makes a difference, as does the kind of foam used, and we look forward to providing our expert foam manufacturing services again to Worldwide Butterflies as their demand for equipment increases."

To find out more about Technical Foam Services and the foam products and services they offer, visit their website at or telephone 01536 443000