Crosslinked Polyethylene (XLPE)
Common Names: XLPE, Crosslink Foam, Crosslinked Polyethylene, Closed cell foam
Description: Crosslinked Polyethylene (XLPE) is a closed cell foam characterized by extremely small cells that give the material a smooth and soft feel and resistance to water. XLPE offers great durability and top of the line class A protection. EVA Ethyl Vinyl Acetate foams are available also.
Uses: We heavily use XLPE foam for many different applications to hold and protect parts from packing and shipping damage. We waterjet cut XLPE to custom form to parts that require class A surface protection for returnable packaging in multiple industries like Automotive, Appliance, and Medical.
Physical Properties: Crosslinked Polyethylene (XLPE) is a closed cell foam that is soft and moisture resistant. Densities available are 1.5#, 2#, 3#, 4#, 6#, 8#, and 9#. Standard thicknesses are 2", 3", and 4" but can be custom cut down to any thickness needed. Common colors are Charcoal (Black), Gray, and White. Cutting tolerance is +/-.125"
Polyethylene (PE) Plank Foam
Common Names: PE Foam, PolyPlank, Polylam, PE Plank
Description: Polyethylene (PE) Foam is a closed cell material that is easy to fabricate and is both resilient and non-abrasive. PE Foam can provide excellent shock and vibration protection during shipment of product.
Uses: Polyethylene (PE) Foam is used for packaging applications such as endcap sets for shipping packages, support and/or filler foam on returnable dunnage. We integrate PE foam into our divider and partition systems. We can also waterjet cut all PE foam to customize to our customers specifications.
Physical Properties: Polyethylene (PE) Plank foam is a closed cell, extruded material. Densities available are .9#, 1.2#, 1.7#, 2.2#, 4#, 6# and 9#. Standard thicknesses are 2" and 3" but can be custom cut down or heatwelded to any thickness needed.Common colors are Gray (.9# only), Green (1.2# only), Blue (1.7# only), White and Black. All PE plank standard size sheets are 24x108 & 48x108 OD.
Common Names: Polyurethane foam, Urethane foam, Polyether foam, Polyester foam
Description: Polyurethane foam is an open cell material that is primarily used to protect and support lighter weight, delicate product with high fragility. This foam provides excellent cushioning and can be fabricated to meet your specifications. Convoluted cut foam is also available in many sizes.
Uses: We use Polyurethane foam in expendable packaging (one time ship - not returnable) that utilize convoluted cut foam (egg crate), sawcut pads and blocks, and waterjet cut pads.
Physical Properties: Polyurethane foam comes in 2 primary types, polyether and polyester. Densities available are 1.0# up to 2# with differing ILD values. Thickness available can be from .25" thick up to 10" thick. Colors are Charcoal (gray) and Natural (White)