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Polyethylene Foam: The Ideal Packaging Solution
The utility of polyethylene foam as a packaging material has allowed it to take centre stage on an international level, particularly within the shipping and handling industry. Transporting goods is a precarious endeavour, especially those that are fragile...
Screening Spline Size Selection
Screening spline is one of those products you don’t know you need until the situation presents itself. Replacing the old or broken screen in your windows or doors merits the need of quality spline. Whether you’re always up for a home improvement...
Low-Density PE Foam Classification
  Low-density polyethylene foam (PE foam) is used for a large range of industrial uses – with the most common applications in protective packaging, thermal insulation, construction, surface protection, sports, sound and cushioning absorption...
Don't Think Your Building Needs a Backer Rod? Think Again
Before we set things off, it’s important we get into what a backer rod actually is. Let’s set the scene with a question…   Ever wondered how gaps between most building materials are filled?   This conundrum is exactly...
Get to Know: Single-Screw Extrusion Systems
Our reputation for manufacturing extruded polyethylene foam products at Alcot Plastics didn’t come without having learnt a few things along the way.   While our proprietary extrusion process allows for a more versatile, cost-efficient, quicker...