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3 Common Applications Of Polyethylene Foam

June 22, 2022

Polyethylene foam is also commonly referred to as expanded polyethylene or EPE foam. Expanded pellets or EPE beads are made with the help of blowing agents and moulds in a steam chest. The shock absorption, rigidity, and flexibility are spectacular features that make EPE foams apt for numerous industrial and non-industrial applications.

EPE foam, since first manufactured in the 1970s, has been used as a replacement for polystyrene foam. Alcot Plastics Ltd. is a pioneer in the EPE foam industry. We have clients across Canada to whom we supply EPE foam backer rods, pool noodles, and screening splines. 


3 Common Uses of Polyethylene Foam

EPE foam is one of the most preferred packaging materials worldwide. Its ability to absorb shock, provide cushion, and be moulded into packaging material of different sizes and shapes make it popular. EPE foam also dampens vibration making it the perfect packaging material for goods transported from one part of the world to the other. Thanks to the closed-cell structure, EPE foams have a high resistance to chemicals and moisture.
Insulating pipes and walls are effective for saving energy and reducing energy costs. EPE foams are perfect for insulation as their ability to retain heat is unmatched. Even mould, bacteria, moisture, and dew do not penetrate the closed-cell surface of EPE foams, ensuring minimal maintenance and durability. 
Floatation devices
Apart from having shock-absorbing, vibration-dampening, heat-resistant, and insulation capabilities, polyethylene foams are also buoyant and lightweight. EPE foams are also widely used for manufacturing floatation devices like lifejackets and buoyance aids like pool noodles.
EPE foams are used for making mattresses and beddings. Even items of furniture are padded using expanded polyethylene to cover sharp edges and make them safe. You can rely on us at Alcot Plastics Ltd. for all your polyethylene foam needs. Quality and prompt service are guaranteed when you do business with us. Get in touch with us today to learn about our wide range of products.