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Polyethylene Foam Function

February 29, 2016

Polyethylene foam is a closed-cell, semi-solid rod with an infinite amount of applications due to its characteristics. The foam rod has closely packaged cells which make it appear as a uniform structure, however the cells are actually not physically connected to one another individually. This extruded polyethylene is available in sheets, tubes and cylinders. It is known for its ability to withstand high pressure without losing its original cushioning capabilities and this makes it ideal for durability and support applications. Polyethylene foam is commonly fabricated into pool noodles, majorly used as a swimming aid. It is also widely used as a component in shock absorbing materials. Polyethylene is characterized by unique properties such as buoyancy, vibration dampening and shock absorption, and can be used as expansion joint filler and insulation.

A major advantage of polyethylene foam is its provision of cushioning protection during transportation and packaging, as well as storage against simultaneous impacts. It is beneficial when transporting complex equipment such as automobile parts and computers, and also delicate products such as glassware and ceramics. It is advisable to use polyethylene foam when packaging anything fragile or breakable. The foam acts as a cushion so that the precious cargo inside does not get knocked around during transportation. Polyethylene foam also prevents polished surfaces from scratches. It offers surface protection to polished wood, glass panes, and any furniture with a veneer.

Alcot Plastics LTD. manufacture polyethylene to satisfy desired performance benchmarks. The dependable results achieved by polyethylene foam are due to excellent features like its load resistance, strength, and absorption of shock and vibration. The extruded polyethylene comes in a continuous roll that is lightweight, moisture resistant and durable. It is also impervious to bacteria, mildew, rot and mold, and therefore the ideal candidate for long-term storage. Other characteristics include tear resistance, dust resistance, and grease resistance.