Evazote (EV50) Polyethylene Foam

Evazote (EV50) Polyethylene Foam

Characteristics of EV50 Plastazote Foam

  • Colours: Various - Black, White, Blue, Red available as standard. Other colours available as a special order (moq may apply).
  • Density: 50kg
  • Cell Structure: closed cell
  • Temperature Range: -70℃ - +60℃
  • Resistances:  oils, solvents, acids, alkalis, moisture
  • Block Size: 2mtr x 1mtr
  • Conversion/Machinability: components can be machined or moulded
  • Properties: low odour, shock & impact resistance, tear resistant

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Evazote (EV50) Polyethylene Foam

Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd takes pride in processing and transforming polyethylene foams, a highly sought-after material. These foams, known for their robustness and durability, come in various grades, densities, and colors. One notable variant is Evazote (EV50) Polyethylene, a closed-cell cross-linked ethylene copolymer foam that closely resembles Plastazote foams. However, Evazote stands out due to its exceptional strength and resilience, attributed to its higher ethylene vinyl acetate (VA) content.

EVA foam, formed through a copolymerization reaction between vinyl acetate and ethylene, yields a versatile material, providing a compelling alternative to materials like PVC foam. EV50 is available in block form, which can be divided into sheets of varying thicknesses, starting at a mere 1.5mm, and comes in sheet sizes of 1m x 1m or 2m x 1m.

The in-house capabilities of Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd extend beyond splitting materials; they offer lamination services, enabling the creation of composite materials or very thick sheets. The company can also apply self-adhesives or foil facings. The manufacturing and conversion facilities feature a range of machinery, including presses, log cutters, strippers, bandsaws, and an oscillating knife, allowing the production of diverse Evazote products from sheets, such as gaskets, washers, strips, pads, and fabrications. This comprehensive approach ensures that customers receive tailored solutions to meet their specific requirements.

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    What is Evazote (EV50) Polyethylene Foam?

    EV50 Plastazote foam, akin to its polyethylene foam counterparts, undergoes manufacturing in block or 'bun' form. It is available in various densities and colors, offering versatility for diverse applications. The production process for EV50 and other Plastazote foams involves subjecting them to high pressure, high temperature, and Nitrogen expansion. This meticulous process results in a high-quality material characterized by a uniform cell size and exceptional water repellency.

    EV50 stands out as a closed-cell foam with a pronounced 'rubbery/spongy' texture. Alongside EV50, we also provide EV3, which primarily varies in density. EV50 exhibits a slightly firmer and denser feel, making it a preferred choice for applications such as camping floor insulation and rug underlay.

    Within the spectrum of Evazote foams, two prominent grades are on offer, categorized based on their distinct densities: EV and VA. The pivotal difference between these lies in the composition of the ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer. EV boasts a higher VA content, while VA features a lower VA content. These diverse grades cater to an array of requirements, presenting options tailored to meet specific needs and preferences.

    Why useEvazote (EV50) Polyethylene Foam

    Evazote (EV50) Polyethylene Foam stands out as a robust and flexible material with a closed cell structure, rendering it impermeable to air and moisture while displaying excellent resistance to various chemicals. These foam sheets maintain their shape even under multiple and prolonged loads, showcasing impressive elasticity and excellent insulating properties. These qualities make EV50 an ideal choice for slip-resistant underlay applications.

    While Evazote (EV50) Polyethylene Foam may be softer than some other Plastazote and polyethylene foams, it excels in resilience and durability. This allows it to absorb impact and pressure without deterioration or tearing, making it a prime material for footwear, sports and leisure applications, and medical supports like knee pads. Moreover, EV50 and Evazote foams find extensive use in the construction industry for creating seals and expansion joints.

    EV50 foams offer an array of advantages, including vibration and impact absorption, resistance to chemicals, weather, and environmental factors, thermal insulation, acoustic properties, and buoyancy. These qualities make them suitable for a wide range of applications across various industries.

    Different Grades of Polyethylene Foam

    Having a network of manufacturers and suppliers, allows ASG to offer a full range of polyethylene materials, many of which are readily available from stock for a quick turnaround.  Below is just a selection of some of our popular polyethylene material types we can offer:

    • Polyethylene (Block foam)
    • Anti static
    • Ethafoam
    • VA foam
    • Flame retardant
    • Chemically cross linked
    • Low Density (LD) Plastazote (densities
    • from 15kg to 70kg)
    • High Density (HD) Plastazote (densities from 30kg to 130kg)
    • Stratocell

    Benefits of Evazote (EV50) Polyethylene Foam

    • Lightweight & durable
    • Good impact and shock absorbing properties
    • Water repellent and buoyant
    • Excellent chemical, oils, acids, alkalis and solvent resistance
    • Good thermal insulation
    • Non-toxic and low odour

    Advantages of using Evazote (EV50) Polyethylene Foam

    V50 Plastazote foam stands as a versatile and widely appreciated material, providing numerous benefits across various industries, including sports, medical, and construction. As a man-made material, it has been meticulously designed to cater to a wide spectrum of needs, presenting features like being odorless, lightweight, buoyant, non-toxic, and displaying excellent resistance to oils, solvents, acids, and alkalis. Its closed cell structure ensures liquids cannot penetrate, making it easy to maintain cleanliness and rendering it weatherproof and UV stable.

    EV50 Plastazote foam is a preferred choice for underlays, camping mats, medical supports, and sealing strips that require resilience against repetitive impact and compression. Its exceptional functionality spans a broad temperature range, sustaining its properties from -70°C to 65°C. The versatility of EV50 components is highlighted through block conversion processes such as splitting, pressing, die cutting, routering, and log cutting. Additionally, these foams can be molded into specific profiles, offering cost-effectiveness and ease of machining.

    EV50 Plastazote foam caters to an array of applications and industries, encompassing shock-absorbing industrial gaskets, boat fenders, gym mats, sports equipment padding, sports footwear, bicycle saddles, boxing gloves, and helmets. Its popularity extends to outdoor floor coverings and indoor floor underlay due to its remarkable ability to resist flattening under prolonged loads. Its elasticity and superb insulating properties further enhance its appeal.

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