Anti-Static Foam Pads
Polyethylene foams are a very durable material, which can be used to manufacture a whole range of different components, including anti static polyethylene foam pads, available in various colours, densities and grades for use in many different applications and environments.
One of the grades of PE foam available from ASG is Anti Static Polyethylene, sometimes also called Ethafoam or Pink Anti static PE Foam, which is recognisable by its pink colour, manufactured in sheet and roll form in thicknesses up to around 50mm, making the conversion of pads easier and lead times shorter.
Our anti static polyethylene foam pads are produced on-site using drawings, samples or dimensions supplied by our customers ensuring the final product is to their exact specification. Depending upon the size and quantity of pads required, one of our many presses, bandsaws or CNC machines can be used to manufacture the final product to the highest quality of finish, from one off samples to multiple batch runs, which can be supplied as loosely cut parts, or kiss-cut on rolls where a high quantity is required or for use on fast paced assembly lines.
For information on Anti-Static Foam Pads please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Product Specification & Key Characteristics
- Colour: Anthracite
- Density: <90KG/M³
- Fire Propagation Index: <12
- Operating Temperature: -30°C to 100ºC
- Thickness: 1mm – 100mm (can be laminated for greater thickness)
Full technical data can be supplied upon request,
or downloaded from our online portal.
Help and guidance
If you would like to speak to a representative to discuss your specific application or requirements please call our sales office direct on 01384 469100, alternatively you can send an E-mail. Simply click on the link and forward us your details along with your question and we will contact you immediately.
Samples - Technical Anti-Static Foam Pads
Samples can be submitted for testing upon request.
Call now for sample requests or further help.
What Are Anti Static Polyethylene Foam Pads?
Anti Static Polyethylene foam (Ethafoam) pads are manufactured from a pink in coloured (dyed) non-cross linked, closed cell, polyethylene, combined with an antistatic agent (surfactant), designed for the packaging and transportation of static sensitive electronic components and devices such as circuit boards, computer chips, etc as it doesn’t generate static charge when it rubs against itself or other surfaces. Our anti static polyethylene foam pads can be produced as squares or rectangles with the option of radius corners, and also as circular or oval shaped pads or ‘discs’, in a range of thicknesses up to 50mm without laminations.
Why Use Anti Static Polyethylene Foam Pads?
Anti static polyethylene pads can be used for gap filling, insulating and cushioning when transporting fragile or expensive products, as protective packaging is vital in protecting the goods from damage.
This is also true for electronic components which are static sensitive which can become unusable if stored or shipped within inadequate packaging where the foam or material used wouldn’t break down static charges caused by friction. Human interaction or other items in the box. As with all polyethylene foams, anti static PE foam pads offer protection from impact, moisture and corrosion, but with the benefit of the anti-static agents added to the raw compound.
Alternatives To Using Anti Static Foam for Transportation and Packaging
- Convoluted or Eggbox Polyurethane
- Pick & pluck Polyurethane
- Static Dissipative Polyethylene
- Anti-static Polyurethane
- Plastazote foam
Advantages Of Using Anti Static Polyethylene Foam Pads
Anti Static Polyethylene foam pads can offer many advantages to customers and end users and come with a lot of desirable properties including excellent strength and tear resistance, high shock absorbency, resistance to chemicals and grease and being closed cell, doesn’t support mould and bacteria growth or moisture absorption.
Pink Anti-static polyethylene foam is available in many thicknesses which can be cut down into in perfectly fitting pads and case inserts in order to fully secure and protect the products from movement, impact and most importantly damage from static charge, which in return saves customers and end-users money on having to replace damaged products.
Applications in which anti static polyethylene foam pads can be used include packaging electrical and surgical equipment, insulation for glazing and HVAC and automotive insulation, etc.
Benefits Of Using Antistatic Polyethylene Foam
- Lightweight for lower transport costs
- A soft material which offers cushioning
- Can easily wrap around awkward shapes for added protection
- Reduces cost of replacing damaged items
- Closed cell material protects goods from moisture damage
- Can be used in roll or sheet form, or cut into bespoke case inserts from better fit
Please contact us using the form below or by calling us on +44(0)1384 252555.