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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
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    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.

    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™ 9536 3M™ 9536 2 Rubber PE foam White No data No data 55 3M™ -40 No data 1.02
    Vancive™ MED 5674U 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 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™ 9546 3M™ 9546 2 Acrylic PE foam White No data No data 67 3M™ -40 No data 1.15
    Vancive™ MED 5676A 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
    tesa 62934 tesa 62934 3 Acrylic PE foam Black No data No data No data tesa® -30 No data 0.8
    Vancive™ MED 5685A 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
    tesa® 62936 tesa® 62936 2 Acrylic PE foam White No data No data No data tesa® -30 No data 1.6
    Vancive™ MED 5696R Vancive™ MED 5696R 2 Rubber 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
    3M™ 4492B 3M™ 4492B 2 Acrylic PE foam Black No data No data 95 3M™ -40 No data 0.8
    Scapa 3829-10.0 Scapa 3829-10.0 2 Rubber PE foam Black 2.5 <10 No data Scapa -30 55 10
    3M™ 4492W 3M™ 4492W 2 Acrylic PE foam White No data No data 95 3M™ -40 No data 0.8
    Scapa 3829-3.0 Scapa 3829-3.0 2 Rubber PE foam Black 2.5 <10 No data Scapa -30 55 3
    3M™ 4496B 3M™ 4496B 2 Acrylic PE foam Black No data No data 65 3M™ -40 No data 1.6
    Scapa 3829-4.0 Scapa 3829-4.0 2 Rubber PE foam Black 2.5 <10 No data Scapa -30 55 4
    3M™ 4496W 3M™ 4496W 2 Acrylic PE foam White No data No data 65 3M™ -40 No data 1.6
    Scapa 3829-5.0 Scapa 3829-5.0 3 Rubber PE foam Black 2.5 <10 No data Scapa -30 55 5
    tesa® 62932 (black) tesa® 62932 (black) 2 Acrylic PE foam Black No data No data No data tesa® -30 No data 0.5
    R516-1.0 R516-1.0 1 Hot melt Polyether foam Grey No data 12 27-29 Parafix -20 135 - 165 1
    tesa® 62932 (white) tesa® 62932 (white) 2 Acrylic PE foam White No data No data No data tesa® -30 No data 0.5
    R516-10.0 R516-10.0 1 Hot melt Polyether foam Grey No data 12 27-29 Parafix -20 135 - 165 10
    St Gobain V1500 St Gobain V1500 1 Rubber PE foam White No data No data No data St Gobain -40 No data 3
    R516-2.0 R516-2.0 1 Hot melt Polyether foam Grey No data 12 27-29 Parafix -20 135 - 165 2
    Scapa 5469 Scapa 5469 2 Acrylic PE foam Black No data No data No data Scapa -40 No data 1
    3M™ 1772 3M™ 1772 3 Acrylic No PE foam White No data No data Low No data Single sided Yes Yes 3M™ 73 122 No data No data No data EtO & Gamma 1.7
    R516-3.0 R516-3.0 1 Hot melt Polyether foam Grey No data 12 27-29 Parafix -20 135 - 165 3
    Scapa 5574 Scapa 5574 2 Rubber PE foam White No data No data No data Scapa -40 No data 0.8
    3M™ 1773 3M™ 1773 3 Acrylic No PE foam White No data No data Medium No data Single sided Yes Yes 3M™ 132 122 No data No data No data EtO & Gamma 0.9
    R516-5.0 R516-5.0 1 Hot melt Polyether foam Grey No data 12 27-29