Conductive Foam Rolls

ASG stock various grades of polyethylene foams such as conductive polyethylene in block or ‘bun’ form ready for converting into products such as conductive polyethene foam rolls, upon request.

These materials are amongst some of the most popular and durable material types supplied by Advanced Seals & Gaskets and are found utilised in a range of industries and applications usually as converted components from gaskets and tapes to costume props, made even more popular due to the availability of various densities, each with its own unique set of properties and characteristics.

As mentioned above, one such grade on offer from ASG in roll form or converted parts is Conductive Polyethylene, one of many ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) foams supplied for packaging and insulating, which like most other PE foams is manufactured in block form usually at 2 meters by 1 meter in size, which are joined to achieve customer desired roll, then using our state of the art in-house conversion facilities, can be split down to as little as 1.5mm thick conductive polyethene foam rolls of material.

These conductive polyethene foam rolls can be supplied in full, or further converted into a range of finished products including pads, strips (tapes), washers, gaskets and even fabrications using our state of the art conversion machinery which consists of presses, bandsaws, log cutters and a CNC Oscillating knife . Our facilities also house a laminating division, allowing us to coat our conductive polyethylene rolls on one of both faces, adhering layers of material together to create greater depth or even laminating them to other materials to produce composite sheets prior to supplying or converting them.

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    Characteristics Of Conductive Polyethylene Foam

    • Colour: Black
    • Density: 30 - 45kg/m3
    • Temperature: MAX operating temperature 90℃
    • Flammability: FMVSS.302-Burn rate <100mm/min
    • Pass: 12mm and thicker
    • Resistances: Impervious to chemicals, moisture and mould/fungal growth
    • Roll Size: 1mtr x 10 mtrs long (standard) up to 100 meters long depending on thickness

    Advanced Seals and Gaskets' full technical data for our conductive polyethene foam rolls can be supplied upon request, or downloaded from our online portal.

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    What are Conductive Polyethylene Foam Rolls?

    There are a number of Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) rolls of material available from ASG, including those made using Conductive Polyethylene Foam. This grade is produced using virtually the same compound and process as standard PE foam but has carbon added to the compound mix which produces the deep black colour, a surface resistance of less than 106ohms and high levels of conductivity, designed to allow electrical current to safely pass through, drawing it away from the product it is protecting, however, care must be taken when using conductive PE foam as it is strong enough to drain batteries if the contacts aren't insulated.

    Unlike some of the other ESD foams on the market, conductive polyethene foam rolls are permanently conductive and therefore suitable for repeated transport and handling use. Rolls of Conductive PE foam are produced by joining blocks of material together to produce a continuous length, before it its run through a splitter where it is skived or ‘peeled’ off at a desired thickness. These rolls can be supplied in full or further converted into finished components.

    Why Use Conductive Polyethylene Foam Rolls?

    Conductive polyethene foam rolls are usually used to cut parts used during production, packing and transportation where fragile and expensive items require extra protection as with electrical static sensitive products which are at risk from becoming unusable if stored or shipped using the incorrect type or inadequate packing type.

    Electrical goods and electronic components all naturally have a dielectric nature which makes them prone to damage from surrounding electrostatic charge generated during handling and movement of devices, or where the item is in close proximity to a product which creates ESD (ESD is where a sudden surge of electric discharge between two electrically charged objects caused by contact or friction resulting in an electrical short or dielectric breakdown).

    Conductive PE foam rolls and products cut from them are an effective way to reduce the risk of ESD as it slowly conducts the charges, allowing them to flow through its cell structure in a controlled manner preventing discharge or shock.

    Conductive polyethene foam rolls are often preferred when the customer is looking to convert their own parts, giving them the freedom to be able to cut the rolls down into sheets or other components, using conductive polyethene foam rolls of material when cutting gaskets or pads also often gives a better yield compared to using sheets.

    Advantage of using Conductive Polyethylene Foam Rolls

    Using rolls of Conductive PE foams brings many advantages and features helping to maintain a safe environment, save money and protect expensive components as do other ESD foams.

    Just some of the properties demonstrated by conductive polyethylene include strength and resistance to tear, good shock and impact absorption, vibration dampening and resistance to water, grease, solvents and chemicals. As Conductive Polyethylene is a closed cell material and so doesn't support the growth of mould and bacteria, nor does it allow for moisture absorption.

    It is odourless, non-toxic (unless ignited) and will not cause chemical corrosion to components or surrounding packing. As Conductive Polyethylene foams are manufactured in block form, they can be quickly and easily be joined together, split or laminated and supplied as conductive polyethene foam rolls in many thicknesses, or cut down into perfectly fitting profiles and inserts for added security and protection from impact, movement and most importantly, damage from static charge, therefore saving end-users and manufacturers money on having to replace damaged products and also protects those in contact with the component from static shock.

    Applications in which conductive PE can be found include medical devices , handheld electronic devices, display units such as LCD, LED lighting and within telecommunications, to name a few.

    Benefits Of Using Conductive Polyethylene Foam Rolls

    • Permanent ESD protection
    • Ideal for multi repeat use during packaging, storage and in-plant handling applications
    • Quick and controlled transfer of static charge
    • Available in full conductive polyethene foam rolls or cut parts
    • A soft material which offers cushioning
    • conductive polyethene foam rolls reduce cost of replacing damaged items
    • Closed cell material protects goods from moisture damage

    Alternative Types of Packaging Foam

    • Convoluted or Eggbox Polyurethane
    • Pick & pluck Polyurethane
    • Anti static polyethylene
    • Anti-static Polyurethane
    • Conductive Plastazote foam
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