EVA Polyethylene Foam Sheet

EVA polyethylene Foam Sheet

Characteristics of EVA Polyethylene Foam

  • Colours:  Black & White available as standard
  • Density: 30kkg / 45kg
  • Block Size: 2m x  1m
  • Cell Structure: closed cell
  • Temperature Range: -40℃ - +80℃
  • Tensile Strength (approx): - ≥ 350 kPa (30kg)≥ 500 kPa (45kg)
  • Elongation at Break: ≥ 200 % (30kg)
  • ≥ 250 % (45kg)
  • Tear Resistance: ≥ 12 N/cm (30kg)≥ 20 N/cm (45kg)

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EVA Polyethylene Foam Sheet

EVA Polyethylene Foam Sheets, available in various grades, densities, and colors from Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd, encompass Expanded Closed Cell Cross-Linked EVA Polyethylene foams in 30kg and 45kg densities. These foams, often referred to as Block Foam, EVA Block Foam, or EVA PE Foam, are distinct due to their cross-linked nature, resulting from the ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) content, making them stronger and more resilient compared to standard Polyethylene foam.

EVA Polyethylene foam material is created through a copolymerization reaction involving vinyl acetate and ethylene. This process yields a versatile material that can serve as an alternative to other materials like PVC and Polyurethane foams. EVA Polyethylene foam is stocked in block or 'bun' form, which can be conveniently converted into sheets of varying thicknesses starting from as little as 1.5mm, available in 1 meter or 2-meter lengths. Alternatively, the Evazote blocks can be joined and converted into rolls of 10 meters or more, which can then be cut into sheets of the desired size by the customer or end-user.

At ASG, we offer in-house conversion and lamination services, enabling us not only to split materials but also to laminate layers together, resulting in non-standard thicknesses or composite sheets composed of different materials. Additionally, we can apply self-adhesives or foil facings to one or both faces of the EVA foam. Our well-equipped facilities house an array of machinery, including presses, log cutters, strippers, bandsaws, CNC machines, and coaters, allowing us to manufacture a variety of EVA foam products, such as gaskets, washers, strips, pads, and fabrications, all expertly cut from EVA foam sheets.

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    What are EVA Polyethylene Foam Sheets?

    EVA Polyethylene foam is produced as sizable blocks, measuring 2 meters in length and 1 meter in width. These blocks are then expertly split to create individual sheets. To achieve this, the master blocks undergo processing through one of our state-of-the-art splitters. These machines are equipped with blades that can be precisely adjusted to peel off the desired thickness of foam. The resulting foam sheets are then carefully rolled by our skilled operators, preparing them for further processes such as adhesive application or packaging for shipping.

    The distinctive characteristic of EVA PE foam lies in its crosslinked nature. Crosslinking is a sophisticated manufacturing technique that imparts a heightened resistance to various substances, including chemicals. The foam's crosslinked structure results from the inclusion of Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), a co-polymer derived from ethylene and vinyl acetate. This co-polymer introduces a very fine closed-cell structure that renders the foam impervious to both air and liquids.

    This crosslinking process, in conjunction with the EVA additive, yields a foam material that is not only more resilient but also notably lighter and more elastic. EVA PE foam exhibits superior recovery from stretching and compression, providing a smoother and more refined appearance when compared to standard PE foam.

    Why use EVA Polyethylene Foam Sheets?

    EVA foam sheets are meticulously split from blocks of raw material, presenting customers with options in both 30kg and 45kg densities. These sheets come in an array of colors, adding to their versatility. Notably, EVA foam sheets boast a remarkable combination of toughness and flexibility.

    One of the standout features of these sheets is their closed-cell structure, rendering them completely airtight and impervious to moisture. This impenetrability means that EVA foam sheets will neither absorb liquids nor permit them to pass through. In addition to this, EVA foam sheets showcase a high level of chemical resistance, making them an ideal choice in various demanding environments.

    Although softer when compared to some other options like plastazote and polyethylene foam sheets, EVA foam sheets demonstrate exceptional resilience and durability. This unique combination allows them to absorb impact and pressure without showing signs of deterioration or tearing, offering valuable protective benefits.

    Components crafted from EVA foam sheets find applications across a multitude of industries, with the building and construction sector being a prominent example. Here, these components are employed to craft spacers, seals, and expansion joints, thereby facilitating efficient construction processes. Additionally, EVA foam components serve in the creation of diverse products, including shoe insoles, swimming floats, and boat fenders. The range of applications extends to closing gaps and irregularities between surfaces, reducing unwanted rattles, dampening noise and vibrations, achieving air, gas, dust, and liquid-tight seals, and providing cushioning to minimize friction and damage between moving parts.

    The compressibility of EVA foam sheets is a crucial attribute for seals and gaskets. These components must effectively compress to fill the available space, establishing a secure, pressure-tight seal. Evazote foams extend their utility to include vibration and impact absorption. They also offer resistance to chemicals and environmental influences, provide thermal insulation, demonstrate excellent acoustical properties, and even lend buoyancy when required.

    In summary, EVA foam sheets and the components derived from them are versatile, highly durable, and provide a range of indispensable properties. These materials have found their place in numerous industries and applications, enhancing safety, performance, and functionality.

    Different Grades of Polyethylene Available

    ASG's extensive network of manufacturers and suppliers enables us to provide a comprehensive range of polyethylene materials. Many of these materials are readily available from our stock, ensuring a quick turnaround to meet your specific requirements. Below, you'll find a selection of some of our popular polyethylene material types that we can offer:

    1. Anti-Static Polyethylene: This specialized polyethylene material is designed to dissipate electrostatic charges, making it ideal for applications where static control is essential.

    2. Ethafoam: Ethafoam is a highly resilient, durable, and lightweight closed-cell foam. It's available in various densities, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.

    3. EEV Foam: EEV foam is known for its excellent shock absorption and insulation properties. It is often used in cushioning, packaging, and protection applications.

    4. Flame Retardant Polyethylene: This type of polyethylene is formulated to meet strict fire safety standards. It is commonly used in applications where flame resistance is a crucial requirement.

    5. Chemically Cross-Linked Polyethylene: Cross-linked polyethylene exhibits enhanced durability, resistance to chemical exposure, and improved mechanical properties.

    6. Plastazote: Plastazote is available in a range of densities from 15kg to 70kg. It is a versatile material known for its excellent cushioning and impact resistance properties.

    7. Stratocell: Stratocell foam is widely used in packaging and cushioning applications. It offers superior protection and shock-absorbing properties.

    Our broad selection of polyethylene materials provides diverse solutions to cater to various applications across industries. Whether you require materials for static control, cushioning, insulation, fire safety, chemical resistance, or packaging, ASG can offer the right polyethylene material to meet your specific needs.

    Benefits of using EVA Polyethylene Foam Sheets

    • Lightweight & durable
    • Good impact, vibration and shock absorbing properties
    • Water repellent and buoyant
    • Excellent chemical, solvent, grease and fluid resistance
    • Good thermal and acoustic insulation
    • Easy to cut, convert  & shape

    Advantages of using EVA Polyethylene Foam Sheets

    Rolls of EVA Polyethylene foam serve myriad purposes and are widely adopted in diverse industries, catering to a range of applications. This man-made material, available in various grades, densities, and colors, has been meticulously designed to meet a multitude of requirements.

    One of the standout features of EVA PE foam is its closed-cell structure. This unique attribute equips components crafted from these foam sheets with the ability to excel in sealing applications. They prove highly effective in sealing against liquids, gases, and dust particles, contributing to their versatility.

    The EVA Polyethylene foams come packed with features tailored to address specific demands. They are odorless, lightweight, and buoyant, making them particularly popular for producing sealing and cushioning parts. These components are engineered to deliver outstanding resilience, capable of withstanding repetitive impact and compression. Applications for such materials range from kneeling pads and sleeping aides to rug underlays, and extend much further.

    Polyethylene EVA foam sheets are also known for their excellent resistance to wear and tear. Furthermore, they exhibit a broad working temperature range, spanning from -40°C to +80°C. These sheets offer impressive mechanical characteristics, which include noise and vibration control, shock absorption, and thermal insulation properties. Their aesthetic appeal, complete with a pleasing texture, makes them easily adaptable to various fabrication, lamination, and cutting techniques. The result is a material that can be customized into a wide range of parts. As a consequence, EVA Polyethylene foam sheets find application across a multitude of industries, including building and construction, HVAC, automotive, sports equipment, footwear, packaging, and sports.

    In summary, the application versatility, sealing capabilities, resilience, and mechanical properties of EVA Polyethylene foam render it an essential material across a multitude of industries and applications. The advantages it offers contribute to its widespread adoption in many sectors, enhancing performance and functionality in various scenarios.

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