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The Benefits of Opting for Polyethylene Foam

March 27, 2019

 Polyurethane and polystyrene foam materials are commonly used in everyday applications. However, if you’re looking for more than just cushion – opting for polyethylene foam will also offer functionality and durability.  Polyethylene products are often a manufacturing go-to with regard to packaging, filtering, and cushioning. Opting for polyethylene as opposed to other foam option will also ensure your products are sealed tight in shipping processes so they can arrive at their destination in pristine condition. The benefits of opting for polyethylene are based on their physical benefits which allow for increased structural durability and longevity.

Today we’ll briefly discuss the benefits of opting for polyethylene foam.

Cellular Foam Structure

The cellular structure of polyethylene products is tighter – as it is composed of thousands of tiny bubbles that are firmly bonded together. The cellular nature of polyethylene products allows for its range of benefits which are useful across the board for packaging, filtering, and cushioning applications. Some benefits include ability to absorb shock and vibration effectively.

Resiliency against Solvents and other Chemical Compounds

The tighter cellular nature of polyethylene products also allows it to be more resistant to water as well as other solvents. This is ideal in applications where excessive moisture can lead to mold. Polyethylene will effectively deter mold from occurring due to reduced breathability through its cellular structure.

Customizable Polymers

Polyethylene products can also be customized so that it can take on different beneficial properties. For applications that require different density requirements – a polymer can be added to chemically cross bond polyethylene material, effectively serving to densify the foam.

Opting for Foam Products with Alcot Plastics

Regardless of application, Alcot Plastics is fully capable of supplying you with polyethylene foam products perfect for your specific needs. We are experienced in dealing with a variety of commercial, industrial, and recreational projects and are able to meet your unique requirements when it comes to supplying high quality shock and vibration absorbent foam products.