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:
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.
Thickness range (mm)
Temp. range (˚C)
Density range (kg/m³)
Manufacturer / SOS
Compression set % max - 23˚C
Comp. Deflection Range 25% (kPa)
Shore hardness range (00)
D/S or S/S
Fluid resist backing
MVTR (gms/m2 /24 hrs)
Max width (cm)
Max length (m)
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.
|Title||Stock status||Adhesive||Breathable||Carrier||Colour||Compression Deflection 25% (kPa)||Compression set % max - 23˚C||Conformability||Density (kg/m³)||D/S or S/S||Fluid resist backing||Hypoallergenic||Manufacturer / SOS||Max length (m)||Max. short temp (˚C)||Max width (cm)||Min. temp (˚C)||MVTR (gms/m2 /24 hrs)||Shore Hardness (00)||Sterilisation method||Thickness (mm)|
|3M™ 9529||2||Rubber||PE foam||White||No data||No data||70||3M™||-30||No data||1.5|
|Vancive™ MED 5674U||2||Acrylic||No data||PE foam||White||No data||No data||No data||No data||Single sided||No data||No||Vancive™||No data||No data||No data||No data||No data||EtO & Gamma||1.07|
|Vancive™ MED 5684U||3||Acrylic||No data||PE foam||Pink||No data||No data||Very high||No data||Single sided||No||No||Vancive™||365||152.4||No data||No data||No data||EtO & Gamma||1.07|
|3M™ 9536||2||Rubber||PE foam||White||No data||No data||55||3M™||-40||No data||1.02|
|Vancive™ MED 5676A||2||Acrylic||No data||PE foam||White||No data||No data||No data||No data||Single sided||No data||No||Vancive™||No data||No data||No data||No data||No data||EtO & Gamma||1.55|
|3M™ 9546||2||Acrylic||PE foam||White||No data||No data||67||3M™||-40||No data||1.15|
|Vancive™ MED 5685A||2||Acrylic||No data||PE foam||White||No data||No data||No data||No data||Single sided||No data||No||Vancive™||No data||No data||No data||No data||No data||EtO & Gamma||1.05|