GA25 Chemically Cross Linked Polyethylene Foam Gaskets
Here at Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd are proud to be one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of non-metallic gaskets. One such product we can offer is chemically cross-linked polyethylene foam gaskets.
Chemically cross-linked polyethylene foam is manufactured in 3 forms, firstly in sheets without laminations, secondly in sheet form made up of laminated to thickness using multiple sheets and finally in continuous rolls in various lengths depending on thickness, all of which can be used to convert into gaskets.
We manufacture all our gaskets in-house using one of our many presses of CNC machines, meaning we can offer bespoke items to match our customer samples or drawings, from a simple rectangular picture frame gasket, to a more complex shape with cut-outs, notches or bolt holes, whether it’s a small sample batch or a multi-thousand run, we have a machine designed to quickly and accurately produce perfectly formed gaskets every time, all supplied with a choice of finishes including plain or coated on one or both faces with a range of self-adhesives, foils and even layers of other materials.
What is a Chemically Cross Linked Polyethylene Foam Gasket?
Chemically crosslinked polyethylene foam or XLPE is just one of many types of polyethylene foams ASG can offer. This grade is manufactured using raw low-density polyethylene, which is heated up causing it to foam before it is extruded creating a ‘honeycomb’ type cell structure.
Chemically cross-linked PE foam can be manufactured (extruded) as sheets or ‘planks’ with or without laminations, all of which can be split down, laminated to achieve greater thicknesses, laminated to other materials to create composite materials and supplied in a plain or self-adhesive backed finish from which gaskets can be cut.
Chemically cross-linked polyethylene foam gaskets can be in the form of a strip or pad but are generally an intricately cut shaped piece of material placed between two surfaces to create a low-pressure seal preventing the leakage of liquids or gas and to seal against the intrusion of dust and debris.
For information on GA25 Chemically Cross Linked Polyethylene Foam Gaskets please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Product Specification & Key Characteristics
- Colour: grey or white
- Densities available: 25kg/m3 - 200kg/m3
- Operating Temperature: -60ºC to 80ºC
- Thickness: a range of thicknesses available depending on grade, but can be split or laminated to order, available as sheet or continuous roll
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Samples - Technical GA25 Chemically Cross Linked Polyethylene Foam Gaskets
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Why use Chemically Cross Linked Polyethylene Foam Gaskets?
Chemically cross-linked polyethylene foam gaskets are used in many applications including sports and leisure, healthcare, transport building, marine and more popular HVAC flange gaskets and double-sided mounting tapes.
This material is a very tough, lightweight and long-lasting material. The material is manufactured by way of extrusion, therefore has a rougher outside ‘skin’ which adds to its strength and makes it resistant to damage caused by water, air or sunlight.
XLPE foams can be used as insulation as they offer low thermal transmission and also as shock absorption foam, ideal for packaging. For use with electronics, an anti-static compound can also be added.
The Advantages of Using Chemically Cross Linked Polyethylene Foam Gaskets
XLPE (Chemically cross-linked polyethylene) offers a number of desirable properties, it's a very tough, lightweight and long-lasting material. The materials are manufactured using extrusion methods which creates a rougher outside ‘skin’ which adds to its strength and makes it resistant to damage caused by water, air or sunlight.
XLPE Foam gaskets can be used as insulation as they offer low thermal transmission and also as shock absorption foam, ideal for packaging. If the gaskets are going to be used with electronics, an anti-static compound can also be added.
Chemically cross-linked polyethylene sheets are easy to cut and convert into a range of other products including gaskets and gaskets tapes, for use in a range of industries such as construction, HVAC and packaging to name a few.
Benefits of Using Chemically Cross Linked Polyethylene Foam
- Thermal and acoustic insulation
- Resistance to water, air or sunlight
- Resistance to chemicals and fluids
- Used for shock absorption or buoyancy
- Light weight
- Cutting and gasket conversion is easy
Different Types 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
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