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Polyethylene Foam

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  • About Polyethylene foam

    Polyethylene foam, also known as PE and LDPE, is a lightweight, closed cell foam with superior performance. Polyethylene foam is strong and resilient with excellent energy absorption and acoustic properties. Common applications include shock absorbing, vibration damping, thermal insulation, gasketing and sealing across a range of industries.

    Crosslinked polyethylene foam is also available, which offers enhanced performance due to the stronger cell structure. Utilising our range of converting capabilities, we can laminate closed cell polyethylene foam with double sided adhesives and convert the bespoke material construction into custom shapes, sizes and final presentations suited to your unique requirements.

    Polyethylene foam characteristics:

    • Closed cell
    • Excellent chemical resistance
    • Resistant to chemicals and grease
    • Excellent resistance to environmental extremes e.g. UV, ozone and moisture
    • Available in a range of thicknesses and colours
    • Lightweight, flexible and durable
    • Low water absorption and vapour transmission
    • Performs in high and low temperatures
  • Search Polyethylene foam

    Browse through our full range of polyethylene foams below for more detailed information and product data sheets. If you would like to ask us a question about any of these products, simply click on “add to wish list” and the product details can be added to a contact form once you’re ready to get in touch. You can also send these details to yourself or a colleague. 

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    Any data provided relates to values typically generated when measuring these materials, and is offered as a guide to material selection. However it is not guaranteed and the user is responsible for evaluating the suitability of a product for the application it is intended for. Some test methods may vary, please refer to data sheet or call for assistance.

  • Polyethylene foam in action

    Read through our case studies to find relevant, real-life examples of the powerful problem solving capabilities of our Polyethylene foam!

  • Customising your Polyethylene foam

    Utilising the latest converting technologies, we can customise your Polyethylene foam to create non-standard roll widths and lengths, or convenient and easy to handle components. Customising your material offers a number of benefits, including cost savings and enhanced product design. Whatever your needs, we have the experience and capabilities to provide a complete solution, from design and prototyping to full production and automated assembly.

    • Parafix automated pick and place equipment

      Automation solutions

      Reduce costs and enhance quality with automated pick and place equipment...
    • Parafix slit log rolls of material to custom widths

      Slitting

      For cutting log rolls of material to non-standard widths and lengths...
    • Parafix die-cut adhesive tape

      Die-cutting

      We use a range of die-cutting equipment to create your bespoke adhesive components...
    • Parafix clean room manufacturing

      Clean room manufacturing

      For a controlled manufacturing environment...
    • Free issue/contract converting available at Parafix

      Contract converting

      We can customise your material into bespoke shapes and combine it with complimentary products...
    • Computer aided design at Parafix

      Computer Aided Design

      For accurate and optimum component design...
    • Parafix guillotining capabilities

      Guillotining

      For laminating and sheeting to custom sizes...
    • Adhesive tape laminating at Parafix

      Laminating

      Laminate materials fully or in selective areas, for a bespoke material construction...
    • Parafix adhesive component prototyping

      Prototyping

      To test and demonstrate products in the early stages of design...
    • Parafix R&D for engineered adhesive solutions

      R&D

      Assistance in developing the most effective part in form, function and presentation...
    • Parafix offer rapid and tool free prototyping on their X/Y axis plotter

      X/Y axis plotter

      For producing prototypes and small batch runs...
  • Learn more about Polyethylene foam

    To learn more about Polyethylene foam and its uses, browse through our range of interesting and relevant videos, news and other media.

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