Ethafoam Polyethylene Foam
Ethafoam Polyethylene Foam
Ethafoam polyethylene foam is just one of various types of polyethylene foams available from ASG. Our materials are sourced from the highest quality manufacturers from across the world, allowing us to offer our customers more choice when they are looking for sealing, insulation and packaging solutions to their application. Most polyethylene materials are manufactured in block form, this includes Ethafoam, which vary in size depending on the density and grade.
Ethafoam polyethylene foam can sometimes be referred to as Jiffy foam or Stratocell, often purchased for packaging and transporting valuable or very heavy objects. As we offer an in-house conversion and lamination service, we are able to not only split materials down into standard sheets and rolls at thicknesses starting from just 1.5mm, we can also laminate layers together creating greater depths.
These rolls and sheets can be supplied in full, or using one of our many presses, log cutters, bandsaw or oscillation knife - we can produce countless products including pads, strips, washers, gaskets and even bespoke case inserts, supplied in a plain finish or with a choice of self adhesives.
For information on Ethafoam Polyethylene Foam please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Characteristics Of Ethafoam Polyethylene Foam
- Colour: Grey or White (Pink - Anti-static only)
- Temperature Range: -30 to +80ºC
- Densities available: 24kg/m2 - 145kg/m2
- Grades Available: standard, Flame Retardant, Anti-static
- Resistances: most chemicals, water, mould, fungus & mildew growth, impact and vibration
Full technical data for Advanced Seals and Gaskets ethafoam polyethylene foam can be supplied upon request, or downloaded from our online portal.
What Is Ethafoam Polyethylene Foam?
Ethafoam polyethylene foam is a resilient and flexible closed-cell polyethylene foam, similar to polystyrene in appearance and feel, which has a range of uses due to its durability and flexibility. Ethafoam is a low-density plastic foam made by expanding polyethylene by around 30 times in volume, which is manufactures or ‘extruded’ as planks so that it has skin on both faces which is textured, with exposed cell along the edges where it has been down to size.
Ethafoam polyethylene foam is available in white or grey, and in different grades and densities such as 24kg/m2 and 64kg/m2 for packaging, 102kg/m2 and 145kg/m2 for high load bearing, a Flame Retardant grade and Anti-static which is recognisable by its pink colouration. Ethafoam polyethylene foam is mostly found for use as packaging foam due to its impact, shock absorption and cushioning properties and its resistance to moisture.
Why Use Ethafoam Polyethylene Foam?
Packaging foams are vital in the storage and transportation of fragile, sensitive and valuable products. Where protection from repeated impact, moisture, chemicals and mildew or fungus is required, ethafoam polyethylene foam is a go to material, which can be machined or fabricated into bespoke shapes in order to securely hold items in place whilst providing cushioning.
As ethafoam polyethylene foam is manufactured in a number of grades and densities, it can be used for products regardless of its weight, however due to the course nature of the material it may not always be suitable for direct contact with products, in which case the object can be wrapped or the Ethafoam casing lined with smoother and softer layer of foam which will not cause abrasive damage.
Benefits Of Using Ethafoam Polyethylene:
- Shock, impact and vibration absorption
- Ethafoam polyethylene foam is Moisture resistant
- Impervious to many chemicals, mould, fungus and bacteria
- Easy to cut, carve and fabricate
- Ethafoam polyethylene foam is available in a range of densities
Advantages Of Using Ethafoam Polyethylene Foam
Ethafoam is supplied in sheet or ‘plank’ form as standard, but as this material is so machinable, it can easily be pressed into washers or gaskets, cut and glued to produce bespoke fabricated components or routered to produce case inserts with perfectly sized spaces to hold items securely in place.
Ethafoam polyethylene foam is a very strong, lightweight material with a skin finish which creates a moisture, mildew and bacteria resistant material. This material is resilient therefore perfect to withstand repeated impact, vibration and will insulate against heat and cold - offering a working temperature range of -30 to +80ºC and resistance to many chemicals.
The main advantage of ethafoam polyethylene foam is its durability, available in a choice of grey or white colours, a range of densities from 24kg/m3 to 145kg/m2 to be able to withstand even extreme weight and in specialist grades such as Flame Retardant and Anti-Static. Ethafoam shock and vibration absorption levels can be increased by stacking or layering multiple pads together to create depth and cover larger surface areas.
Due to the choice of Ethafoam materials available, it can be found used in a range of applications from standard packaging around electrical appliances, white goods and case inserts through to supporting very heavy objects such as ground cables or under machinery feet.
Alternative Packaging Foams
- Convoluted or Eggbox Polyurethane
- Pick & pluck Polyurethane
- Anti static polyethylene
- Anti-static Polyurethane
- Conductive Polyethylene
- Plastazote foams
- Static Dissipative Polyethylene Foam
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