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Polyethylene Foam: World's Favourite Polymer

February 01, 2024
Custom profile polyethylene foam from Alcot Plastics Ltd. in Guelph, ON

Polymers are used for a wide range of industrial applications. While there are many different types of polymers, there's one ahead of the rest in popularity and usefulness. We are talking about polyethylene foam. Also known as PE foam, it was accidentally formed in the 1930s. Over the years, this unique material has become one of the most sought-after polymers in the industrial world. Alcot Plastics Ltd. based in Guelph, ON, is a leading manufacturer of custom PE foam profiles and products. Read this blog until the end to learn more about the world's most favourite polymer. 


The Many Applications of Polyethylene Foam 


Packaging Material

Thanks to the boom in e-commerce, the need for secure packaging and logistics solutions has increased multifold. PE foam is lightweight and has excellent cushioning ability. These features make the foam apt for protecting delicate items during transportation. PE foam is used as a packaging material for everything from glassware and electronics to antiques and expensive furniture. 

Mattress Component

A good quality mattress is sacrosanct to ensure a good night's sleep. Did you know that PE foam is a crucial part of mattresses? Yes, that's right. PE foam offers superior support and pressure relief, making for a restful night's sleep. Mattress manufacturers rely on custom PE foam manufacturers to source the highest quality mattress components.

Safety Paddings

From cars and playgrounds to gyms and aeroplanes, PE foam safety paddings are found everywhere. The ability of this polymer to retain its shape and absorb shock makes it the ideal material for custom-producing safety paddings.

Pool Noodles

Last but not least, who can forget about pool noodles? These fun flotation devices owe their buoyancy to our beloved polyethylene foam! Perfect for water play and learning how to swim safely.
Polyethylene foam has undoubtedly become the world's favourite polymer, and its popularity continues to grow. With its versatile properties, it has found its way into a wide range of applications across various industries. Alcot Plastics Ltd. is a one-stop destination for all your polyethylene foam product needs. We manufacture and supply backer rods, screening splines, pool noodles, and pipe insulation, all made of top-quality, closed-cell PE foam. Call us today to place an order.