Plastazote (LD15) Polyethylene Foam

plastazote LD15 polyethylene foam

Plastazote (LD15) Polyethylene Foam

Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd collaborates with reputable material manufacturers and suppliers, facilitating the provision of diverse materials in numerous grades, densities, and colors. Among these materials, Plastazote foam, specifically Plastazote LD15 polyethylene foam, stands out due to its popularity. This closed-cell, cross-linked polyethylene foam, weighing very little and devoid of chemical agents, is highly suitable for use in sensitive environments. Plastazote LD15 polyethylene foam is available in block form, enabling conversion into sheets and rolls of varying thicknesses.

With in-house conversion and lamination services, not only can materials be split, but layers can be laminated together with the addition of self-adhesives or foil facings. Our onsite facilities house a range of equipment, including presses, log cutters, strippers, bandsaws, and CNC machines, allowing the production of various Plastazote LD15 polyethylene foam products, such as gaskets, washers, strips, pads, and fabrications.

What is Plastazote (LD15) Polyethylene Foam?

Plastazote LD15 foam, a cross-linked, closed-cell polyethylene foam, is created by blowing nitrogen into crude oil, resulting in a durable and flexible material. The foam's closed-cell structure ensures it is impermeable to air and moisture, preventing liquid absorption. Various polyethylene foams, including Plastazote LD15, come in different densities, which measure the foam's weight within its volume or per cubic meter (m3). Denser foams are heavier and more compact, affecting their material properties and performance.

Material Enquiry

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    Specification & Key Characteristics

    • Colours: Black and white as standard (red, blue, yellow and green, pink, etc) can be supplied upon request
    • Density: 15kg
    • Cell Structure: closed-cell
    • Tensile Strength: 233 kPa
    • Tensile Elongation: 108%
    • Tear Strength: 999 N/m
    • Temperature Range: -70 - +105

    Full technical data can be supplied upon request,
    or downloaded from our online portal.

    Why use Plastazote (LD15) Polyethylene Foam?

    Plastazote LD15 polyethylene foam, with its very low density, remains easy to split, cut, and shape, yet it excels in compression and impact resistance. This foam exhibits remarkable resistance to a variety of chemicals, solvents, acids, alkalies, and some oils, making it suitable for diverse applications. All Plastazote materials, including LD15, are lightweight and free from chemical agents, making them ideal for "clean" applications in industries such as food, pharmaceuticals, and science. Plastazote LD15 polyethylene foam also boasts excellent thermal properties and provides effective vibration and shock absorption, making it a reliable choice for protective packaging.

    Advantages of using Plastazote (LD15) Polyethylene Foam

    Utilizing Plastazote LD15 foam provides numerous advantages and finds extensive application across various industries. This man-made material is available in a wide array of grades, densities, and colors to suit diverse needs. LD15 foam is characterized by being odorless, lightweight, buoyant, non-toxic, and resistant to various oils, solvents, acids, and alkalis. Its closed-cell surface prevents liquid absorption, ensuring easy cleaning, weatherproofing, and UV stability. Plastazote foams, including LD15 polyethylene foam, are preferred for protective packaging, thanks to their excellent recovery from repetitive impact and high energy absorption, along with notable thermal insulation properties. Employing these materials for packaging and transportation offers customers cost-saving benefits by reducing product damage during transit and storage.

    Benefits of using Plastazote (LD15) Polyethylene Foam?

    • Plastazote LD15 polyethylene foam is Lightweight & durable
    • Good impact and shock absorbing properties
    • Water repellent and buoyant
    • Plastazote LD15 polyethylene foam has Excellent chemical, oils, acids, alkalis and solvent resistance
    • Good thermal insulation
    • Non-toxic and low odour
    • Easy to cut, convert  & shape

    Typical Applications for Plastazote Polyethylene foam:

    LD15 Plastazote polyethylene foam, with its low density, is extensively employed in packaging due to its easy customization for delicate items. It also finds use in various applications, such as crafting costumes, creating displays, manufacturing sports equipment, serving as water-repellent and buoyant materials for flotation or buoyancy aids, producing surface protection and medical components, acting as footwear lining, and being employed in electronics packaging.

    • Making costumes or props
    • Displays
    • Used in the manufacture of sports equipment 
    • Water repellent and buoyant for use as floatation or buoyancy aids
    • Used for surface protection and components for medical and healthcare applications
    • Footwear lining
    • Electronics packaging

    Different Grades of Polyethylene Available

    ASG's extensive network of manufacturers and suppliers enables us to provide a comprehensive range of readily available polyethylene materials. Here are some popular types:

    • Polyethylene (Block foam)
    • Anti-static
    • Ethafoam
    • Eva foam
    • Flame retardant
    • Chemically cross-linked 
    • Plastazote (densities from 15kg to 70kg)
    • Stratocell
    Have a Question about Plastazote (LD15) Polyethylene Foam?

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