Antistatic Polyethylene Foam

Antistatic Polyethylene Foam

Antistatic Polyethylene Foam

Polyethylene foams are a very durable material, which can be manufactured in a range of colours, densities and grades for use in many different applications. Polyethylene foams can be used for sealing, gap filling, cushioning and insulation.

One of the grades available from ASG is Antistatic Polyethylene, used to manufacture anti static polyethylene foam, which is sometimes also called Ethafoam which is recognisable by its pink colour, manufactured in sheet and roll form in thicknesses up to around 50mm, making conversion easier and lead times shorter. As we offer an in-house conversion and lamination service, we are able to not only split down standard rolls or sheets to create other thicknesses, but we can also laminate layers together to create greater depths.

Using these sheets and rolls of material, we are able to convert Antistatic Polyethylene into a range of other products including pads, strips, washers, gaskets and even into bespoke case inserts, or supplied in a plain finish or laminated with a choice of foils or self adhesives.

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    Characteristics Of Anti Static Polyethylene Foam

    Colour: Pink

    Density: 35kg/m3

    Temperature: MAX operating temperature 70℃

    Flammability: Tested to MVSS302

    Resistances: Impervious to chemicals, moisture and mold/fungal growth

    Sheet Size: 2mtr x 1mtr

    Thicknesses: available up to 50mm without laminations

    What Is Anti Static Polyethylene Foam?

    Antistatic Polyethylene foam (Ethafoam) is pink coloured (dyed) non-cross linked, closed cell, polyethylene, combined with an antistatic agent (surfactant), designed for the packaging and transportation of static sensitive electronic components and devices such as circuit boards, computer chips, etc as it doesn’t generate static charge when it rubs against itself or other surfaces.

    Why Use Anti Static Polyethylene Foam?

    When transporting fragile or expensive products, protective packaging is vital in protecting the goods from damage. This is also true for electronic components which are static sensitive which can become unusable if stored or shipped within inadequate packaging where the foam or material used wouldn’t break down static charges caused by friction.

    Human interaction or other items in the box. As with all polyethylene foams, this one offers protection from impact, moisture and corrosion, but with the benefit of the anti-static agents added to the raw compound.

    Alternative Packaging Foams

    • Convoluted or Eggbox Polyurethane
    • Pick & pluck Polyurethane
    • Static Dissipative Polyethylene
    • Anti-static Polyurethane
    • Plastazote foam

    Advantages Of Using Anti Static Polyethylene Foam

    Using Anti Static Polyethylene foam can offer many advantages to customers and end users and comes with a lot of desirable properties including excellent strength and tear resistance, highly shock absorbent, resistance to chemicals and grease and being closed cell doesn’t support mould and bacteria growth or moisture absorption.

    Pink Anti-static polyethylene foam is available in many thicknesses and can be cut down in perfectly fitting profiles and case inserts in order to fully secure and protect the products from movement, impact and most importantly damage from static charge, which in return saves customers and end-users money on having to replace damaged products.

    Applications in which anti static polyethylene foam can be used include packaging electrical and surgical equipment, insulation for glazing and HVAC and automotive insulation, etc.

    Benefits Of Using Anti Static Polyethylene Foam

    • Lightweight for lower transport costs
    • A soft material which offers cushioning
    • Can easily wrap around awkward shapes for added protection
    • Reduces cost of replacing damaged items
    • Closed cell material protects goods from moisture damage
    • Can be used in roll or sheet form, or cut into bespoke case inserts from better fit
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