Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd work with a multitude of reputable material manufacturers and suppliers, enabling us to offer a range of materials in many grades, densities and colours. One of the more popular materials includes various types of Polyethylene (PE) foam, one of which includes Expanded Closed Cell Cross-Linked polyethylene foam, density or ‘block foam’ as it is sometimes referred to.
polyethylene foam is manufactured and stocked in block form from which we can convert sheets and rolls of various thicknesses. As we offer in-house conversion and lamination services, we can not only split materials down, we can also laminate layers together and apply self-adhesives or foil facings.
Our onsite facilities consist of a number of presses, log cutters, strippers, bandsaws and CNC machines from which we can produce a number of polyethylene foam products including gaskets, washers, strips, pads and fabrications.
What is Polyethylene Foam?
Polyethylene Foam is a cross-linked PE foam, which is part of the Thermoplastic foam family, which has a small, uniform, closed-cell structure. Polyethylene Foam is impermeable to liquid, gases and particles, creating an effective seal.
The cross-linking process forms bonds between the polymer chains, creating the 3D structure and giving the material improved compression strength, compression set, thermal stability and tensile strength.
For information on Polyethylene Foam please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Specification & Key Characteristics
- Colours: Black, White, Blue, Red, Yellow, Green available as standard
- Density: 24g
- Cell Structure: closed-cell
- Tensile Strength: 320 kPa
- Elongation at break: 130%
- Tear Resistance: 495 N/m
- Temperature Range: -70℃ - +100℃
Full technical data can be supplied upon request,
or downloaded from our online portal.
Why use Polyethylene Foam?
polyethylene foam is a soft, lightweight foam with a closed-cell, uniform cell structure that can be used to seal against liquid, gases and particles. polyethylene foam also has a number of desirable properties including resistance to wear and tear, Ozone, UV and a working temperature range of -70°C - +100°C. It also offers excellent mechanical characteristics including noise and vibration control and can be used for thermal insulation.
Advantages of using Polyethylene Foam
Using polyethylene foam offers countless advantages and is highly utilised in numerous industries and applications, polyethylene foam is a man-made material, designed to suit a range of requirements and is available in a choice of grades, and densities and colours.
The PE closed-cell structure can be used in sealing applications against liquid, gases and particles. polyethylene foam also has a number of desirable properties including resistance to wear and tear, Ozone, UV and a working temperature range of -70°C - +100°C.
It also offers excellent mechanical characteristics including noise and vibration control and can be used for thermal insulation. polyethylene foam is aesthetically pleasing, with a nice texture that is easy to fabricate, laminated and cut into parts using a range of techniques and processes for use within the building and construction, HVAC, automotive and sports industries.
Benefits of using polyethylene foam?
- polyethylene foam is Lightweight & durable
- Good impact and shock absorbing properties
- Water repellent and buoyant
- polyethylene foam has Excellent chemical, solvent, grease and fluid resistance
- Good thermal and acoustic insulation
- polyethylene foam is easy to cut, convert & shape
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:
- Eva foam
- Flame retardant
- Chemically cross-linked
- Plastazote (densities from 15kg to 70kg)
Please contact us using the form below or by calling us on +44(0)1384 252555.