Plastazote LD33 Polyethylene Foam

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Plastazote LD33 Polyethylene Foam

Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd collaborates with numerous esteemed material manufacturers and suppliers, granting us access to a diverse selection of materials available in a multitude of grades, densities, and colors. Among our popular materials is various Polyethylene (PE) foam options, including the renowned Plastazote foam, specifically in a 33kg density often referred to as LD33.

Plastazote LD33 is an extraordinary closed-cell, cross-linked polyethylene foam. This material is distinguished by its remarkable lightweight nature, making it particularly advantageous. Furthermore, Plastazote LD33 is devoid of chemical agents, rendering it suitable for deployment in highly sensitive environments. Our inventory boasts Plastazote LD33 polyethylene foam stocked in block form, facilitating the conversion into sheets and rolls with varying thicknesses.

In addition to basic material splitting, our comprehensive in-house facilities include conversion and lamination services. Our capabilities extend to laminating multiple layers and applying self-adhesives or foil facings. Our onsite equipment encompasses various specialized machinery such as presses, log cutters, strippers, bandsaws, and CNC machines. This array of tools empowers us to craft an array of Plastazote LD33 polyethylene foam products, ranging from gaskets and washers to strips, pads, and fabrications.

What is Plastazote LD33 Polyethylene Foam?

Plastazote LD33 polyethylene foam, a type of cross-linked closed-cell polyethylene foam, is synthetically created by expanding crude oil with nitrogen. This process results in a resilient and pliable material.

When compressed, each nitrogen-filled cell in Plastazote behaves like a balloon, allowing the foam to readily revert to its original shape. The closed-cell structure of Plastazote ensures its impermeability to air and moisture, effectively preventing the passage of liquids or absorption.

Polyethylene foams, including Plastazote LD33, are available in various densities, each tailored for specific applications. Foam density is quantified by measuring the weight or mass across the entire volume or within a cubic meter (m3). Higher foam densities impart greater weight and compactness to the material, consequently influencing its performance and properties.

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: 33g
    • Cell Structure: closed-cell
    • Tensile Strength: 440 kPa
    • Tensile Elongation: 155%
    • Tear Strength: 785 N/m
    • Temperature Range: -70 - +100
    • Flammability: FMVSS302 (7mm)

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

    Why use Plastazote LD33 Polyethylene Foam?

    Plastazote LD33 polyethylene foam, boasting the attributes of LD18 with a higher density, serves as a cost-effective alternative to less inert materials like EPDM or Neoprene sponge. This versatile material is widely adopted across diverse industries, from arts and crafts to aviation.

    Due to its increased rigidity compared to lower-density foams, Plastazote LD33 is exceptionally well-suited for precision cutting and intricate part fabrication. Its low-density composition enables easy splitting, cutting, and shaping, making it an ideal choice for a variety of applications.

    This foam exhibits remarkable recovery following compression and impact, along with robust resistance to an array of chemicals, solvents, acids, alkalies, and certain oils. Such resilience renders Plastazote LD33 suitable for various industrial uses.

    Plastazote materials, including LD33, are characterized by their lightweight nature and lack of chemical agents, making them an excellent choice for "clean" applications in sectors like food, pharmaceuticals, and scientific research. LD33 polyethylene foam further provides exceptional thermal properties and delivers high levels of vibration and shock absorption, making it suitable for applications such as protective packaging and the creation of gaskets and seals.

    Advantages of using Plastazote LD33 Polyethylene Foam

    The utilization of Plastazote LD33 foam confers numerous advantages, rendering it indispensable across a multitude of industries and applications. Plastazote, being a synthetic material, is engineered to meet diverse requirements and is available in a variety of grades, densities, and colors. LD33 stands out for being odorless, lightweight, buoyant, non-toxic, and capable of resisting a wide range of oils, solvents, acids, and alkalis.

    Its closed-cell structure ensures liquids cannot permeate, simplifying cleaning while rendering it weatherproof and UV-stable. Plastazote LD33 polyethylene foam is the preferred choice for protective packaging, particularly case inserts, owing to its excellent recovery from repetitive impacts and impressive energy absorption, which also imparts strong thermal insulation properties.

    Employing such materials for packaging and transporting goods translates into significant cost savings, thanks to the reduced product damage during transit and storage. This cost-effectiveness is an attractive proposition for customers seeking to safeguard their products effectively.

    Typical Applications for Plastazote Polyethylene foam:

    LD33 Plastazote polyethylene foam is predominantly utilized in packaging applications. Due to its low density, this material can be effortlessly cut and shaped to accommodate delicate or fragile products. Additionally, LD33 Plastazote polyethylene foam finds applications in:

    1. Crafting costumes and props.
    2. Creating eye-catching displays.
    3. Incorporating into the fabrication of sports equipment.
    4. Utilizing as a water-repellent and buoyant material for floatation or buoyancy aids.
    5. Employing for surface protection and manufacturing components in medical and healthcare sectors.
    6. Serving as a lining material for footwear.
    7. Being an optimal choice for electronics packaging due to its protective properties.

    Benefits of using Plastazote LD33 Polyethylene Foam?

    • Plastazote LD33 offers a wealth of advantages, making it versatile in various applications:

      - Lightweight yet durable, it's an ideal material for multiple purposes.
      - With excellent impact and shock-absorbing properties, it ensures product protection.
      - Its water-repellent and buoyant nature is valuable for buoyancy aids and more.
      - Impressive resistance to chemicals, oils, acids, alkalis, and solvents enhances its versatility.
      - The good thermal insulation it provides is beneficial for various industries.
      - Being non-toxic and low in odor, it's safe for many applications.
      - Easy to cut, convert, and shape, it's a versatile choice for custom solutions.

    Different Grades of Polyethylene Available

    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.
    • Eva foam.
    • Flame retardant.
    • Chemically cross-linked.
    • Plastazote (densities from 15kg to 70kg).
    • Stratocell.
    Have a Question about Plastazote LD33 Polyethylene Foam?

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