Polyethylene Foam Washers

Polyethylene Foam Washers

Polyethylene Foam Washers

Foam washers can be manufactured by ASG using one of many materials sourced from a network of worldwide suppliers, which are recognised as one of the UK’s leading convertors and suppliers of Polyethylene products.Our site not only houses state of the art conversion and laminating machiners, but we also have extensive storage facilities enabling us to stock blocks (buns), rolls and sheets of polyethylene, in a range of densities and colours all ready to be converted into one of 1000’s of products including washers.

Other terms and names often used to describe this material are block foam, PE foam, polyethylene sponge or LDPE (low density Polyethylene) foam.Blocks of Polyethylene foam can be split down to thicknesses starting from as little as 1.5mm, in 2 metre x 1 metre sized sheets or rolls - made by joining blocks of material together prior to splitting them, both of which can be used to further convert into cut washers.Polyethylene foam washers are all bespoke and made to order, produced using dimensions, samples or drawings provided by our customers, ensuring the final product perfectly fits the application - even offering a small sample run if required.

Depending on the size and quantity of the washers required, our production team will select from our range of atoms, autos, travelling head presses, kiss cut pressing machines or for very large or thick washers, we can programm our CNC (oscillating knife) to produce the washers in the most efficient way to keep lead times down. Polyethylene foam is stocked in a range of grades, colours and densities, which can be laminated to other materials or coated with a self-adhesive backing prior to the washers being cut.  

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    Characteristics of Polyethylene Foam

    • Colours: Black as standard (with other colours such as white, red, yellow, green, purple, pink blue, etc available in some densities)
    • Density: 25kg - 100Kg
    • Grades: standard, flame retardant, EEV, EVA, Conductive, anti-static, high density, low density
    • Cell Structure: closed cell
    • Temperature Range: -60℃ - +90℃

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

    What are Polyethylene Foam Washers?

    Polyethylene used in the production of these washers are a chemically cross-linked foam, part of the Thermoplastic foam family, which is foamed prior to curing to create small, uniform, closed-cell structure and a high quality, lightweight material. Polyethylene materials demonstrate a number of resistances and insulation properties as well as being available in a variety of grades such as EEV, EVA, Conduction, Anti-static and Flame Retardant, densities, colours. Densities in which Polyethylene foam washers can be produced include 25kg, 30kg, 45kg, 60kg, 100kg - the density of the foam is measured as the weight or mass of the foam across its entire volume or within a cubic meter (m3).

    The denser the foam, the heavier and more compact the material is, this can vary some of the properties of the material and how it performs.  Polyethylene foam washers are a flat ring, comprising of an Outer Diameter (OD), Internal Diameter (ID) and the thickness, cut from a sheet or roll of material, which is placed between two surfaces in order to create a level surface, to act as a spacer or to be placed between a nut/bolt to spread the pressure when tightened, creating a seal and a snug fit. 

    Why use Polyethylene Foam Washers?

    Customer choose Polyethylene foam for their washer production as the material is widely available and the choice of gardes allowings the washers to be used in different applications and environments. Polyethylene foam washers regardless of the grade used have the same following properties - a low compression set, are resistant to water, oils, chemicals and weather, with additives added to produce other grades and thus additional properties.Being made from a closed cell material, these washers have a  good tear resistance making them easy to accurately  convert even using the most vigorous processes and they don't support mold or fungus growth.

    Polyethylene foam and washers cut from this material have a number of desirable properties including resistance to wear and tear, Ozone, UV and a working temperature range of -60°C - +90°C. Polyethylene foam also offers excellent mechanical characteristics including noise and vibration control and can be used for thermal insulation.

    Polyethylene foam washers can be used to fill gaps and irregularities between uneven surfaces and fixtures, provide a solution to unwanted rattles, noise, vibrations, to seal against air, gas, dust and liquids, and can also be used to cushion between moving parts to reduce friction and damage to components and equipment.   

    Types 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)
    • Alveo
    • Anti static
    • Ethafoam
    • Eva foam
    • Flame retardant
    • Chemically cross linked
    • Plastazote
    • Stratocell

    Benefits of Using Polyethylene Foam

    • Lightweight, strong & durable
    • Good impact 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 Polyethylene Foam Washers

    Polyethylene is is one the most popular materials used in the production of washers as it is made in a choice of grades and densities giving customers the benefit of having a number of advantages and a choice of properties allowing the material to be utilised in numerous industries and applications from dust seals to flame retardant washers.

    Polyethylene foam is a man-made material, with a closed cell structure  which can be used in sealing applications against liquid, gases and particles, it has a high resistance to wear and tear, Ozone, UV, resilience to repeated impact and a working temperature range of -60°C to +90°C. It also offers excellent mechanical characteristics including noise and vibration control, shock absorption and can be used for thermal insulation.

    Polyethylene foams are aesthetically pleasing, with a nice texture which are easy to fabricate, laminate and cut into parts using a range of techniques and processes for use within the theatrics, building and construction, HVAC, automotive, packaging and sports industries.  




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