Plastazote Polyethylene Foam Sheets

Plastazote Polyethylene Foam Sheets

Plastazote Polyethylene Foam Sheets

One of ASG’s more popular materials include various types of Polyethylene (PE) foam, available in different colours, grades and densities, one of which includes Plastazote foam which is manufactured in densities ranging from 15kg to 70kg (referred to as LD15, LD33, LD45, LD60 or LD70 respectively).

This material is a closed cell, cross-linked polyethylene foam which is incredibly lightweight, and free from chemical agents which enables customers to use this material in highly sensitive environments. Plastazote PE foams are manufactured and stocked in block form which we can split down into sheets of various thicknesses starting from as little as 1.5mm and supplied in 1m x 1m or 2m x 1m sheet sizes.

As we offer in-house conversion and lamination services, not only can we split materials down, we can also laminate layers together to create very thick sheets or even composite materials, and apply self adhesives or foil facings.  Our onsite manufacturing and conversion facilities consist of a number of presses, log cutters, strippers, bandsaws and an oscillating knife, enabling us to produce a number of plastazote products from sheets including gaskets, washers, strips, pads and fabrications.

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    Characteristics of Plastazote Polyethylene Foam

    Colours: Black and white as standard (red, blue, yellow and green, pink, etc) can be supplied upon request

    Density: 15kg - 70kg

    Cell Structure: closed cell

    Temperature Range: -70℃ - +105℃

    Full technical data can be supplied upon request,
    or downloaded from our online portal.

    What are Plastazote Polyethylene Foam Sheets?

    Plastazote like other polyethylene foams are manufactured in block or ‘bun’ form, in a range of densities for use in different applications, often split down and taken in sheet form as it gives the customer and end user the flexibility to be able to cut their own strips, gaskets, washers, etc out as and when they are required.

    Plastazote foams are a high quality cross-linked, closed cell polyethylene foam, man-made using crude oil into which nitrogen is blown and the foam is expanded. This manufacturing process produces a tough and flexible material, with a closed cell structure meaning it is impenetrable to air and moisture and will not allow liquids to pass through or be absorbed.

    Why use Plastazote Polyethylene Foam Sheets?

    Plastazote foam is a very low density foam which makes the blocks easy to split down into sheets. Even with such low densities, Plastazote still offers excellent recovery following compression and impact, resistance to a range of chemicals, solvents, acids, alkalies and some oils, meaning the rolls and components converted from them can be utilised in many applications. All Plastazote materials are lightweight and free from chemical agents, therefore also used within ‘clean’ applications such as food, pharmaceutical and science.

    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:

    • Polyethylene (Block foam)
    • Anti static
    • Ethafoam
    • Eva foam
    • Flame retardant
    • Chemically cross linked 
    • Plastazote (densities from 15kg to 70kg)
    • Stratocell

    Benefits of Using Plastazote Polyethylene Foam?

    • Lightweight & durable
    • Good impact and shock absorbing properties
    • Water repellent and buoyant
    • Excellent chemical, oils, acids, alkalis and solvent resistance
    • Good thermal insulation
    • Non-toxic and low odour
    • Easy to cut, convert & shape

    Advantages of Using Plastazote Polyethylene Foam Sheets

    Sheets of Plastazote foam and components cut from them, offer many advantages making the material highly utilised in numerous industries and applications, Plastazote foam materials are man-made, designed to suit a range of requirements and is available in a choice of grades, densities and colours to suit.Plastazote foams are odourless, lightweight, buoyant, non-toxic and offer resistance to many oils, solvents, acids and alkalis.

    It’s closed cell surface does not allow the absorption of liquids and is easy to keep clean, as well as being weatherproof and UV stable.Plastazote foams are usually the preferred choice for the production of protective packaging such as case inserts as it has excellent recovery from repetitive impact and is highly energy absorbent, which also gives it good thermal insulation properties.

    Using these sheets of material for packaging and transporting goods offers customers cost saving benefits as there is a reduction in damage to products whilst in transit or storage, the sheets are easy to transport, handle and store, and they also allow customers to take smaller amounts of the material  to cut their own parts as opposed to taking rolls which would leave them with excess waste.

    Typical Applications for Plastazote Polyethylene Foam:

    Plastazote polyethylene foam is most commonly found used in packaging applications, being low-density LD foams can be easily cut and manipulated to fit around delicate or fragile products. Other applications can include:

    • Making costumes or props
    • Displays
    • Used in the manufacture of sports equipment 
    • Water-repellent and buoyant for use as floatation or buoyancy aids
    • Used for surface protection and components for medical and healthcare applications
    • Footwear lining
    • Electronics packaging
    Have a Question about Plastazote Polyethylene Foam Sheets?

    Please contact us using the form below or by calling us on +44(0)1384 252555.