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Popular Polyethylene Foam Products

August 09, 2023

Polyethylene foam, also known as PE foam is one of the most commonly manufactured plastics. This polymer has changed the packaging industry forever. Everything from plastic bags and plastic films can be manufactured with PE foam. The shock absorbent property of PE foam makes it excellent for packaging. Everything from fragile glasses and electronics can be transported safely with the help of PE foam. While the packaging applications of PE foam are well known, we list in this blog three popular products that are manufactured using PE foam. Read this blog until the end to gain insights on PE foam products. 

3 Popular PE Foam Products
1. Pool Noodles
The world's favourite pool toy, pool noodles, also known as water woggles, are manufactured using PE foam. Apart from the shock absorbent property, this foam also has excellent buoyancy, making it perfect for making pool noodles. The soft yet firm texture of PE foam ensures that pool noodles remain comfortable to use while also being resilient enough to withstand repeated use.

2. Screening Splines
A window draft might sound like a rather simple issue but it is anything but that. In fact, window drafts can not only be annoying but also heavy on your pocket. Window drafts lead to increased energy bills by putting pressure on your HVAC system. Screening splines are used in windows and doors to prevent drafts and even stop pesky insects from entering your home or office. Foam screening splines manufactured using polyethylene foam are widely used by contractors.
3. Backer Rods
Backer rods are another essential PE foam product commonly used in construction projects.  As the name suggests, these cylindrical rods act as a "backing" for sealants and caulks. Not only do they help in limiting the amount of caulking used, but they also help create a more efficient bond, thus preventing cracks.  PE foam's resistance to moisture makes it ideal for this specific application.

Polyethylene foam, also known as PE foam, is a versatile and highly reliable material that has found its way into numerous industries. Its durability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness make it a popular choice for various applications. Alcot Plastics Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of extruded polyethylene foam products. You can rely on us to source everything from PE foam pipe insulation to foam screening splines at the best rates. Get in touch with us today to get a free quote.