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What is Polyethylene Foam?

May 23, 2014

Polyethylene Foam is a type of thermoplastics that are used in everyday life; they are often seen in consumer products.

It could be used as packaging because of its ability to reduce the vibration of the material that is placed inside. It can also avoid issues of dampening and provides good insulation making it a really reliable packaging material.

Polyethylene foam is also used for cushioning; this type of foam has a number of uses and is produced worldwide every year.

How it is made?

It is made by polymerization of ethylene; the ethylene will stick together and form the foam. A high density polyethylene can be produced using catalyst chromium; the molecular chains are broken down in order to create higher density foam.

What are the other uses of Polyethylene?

Polyethylene is so versatile, because of this characteristic it is also being used for nautical purposes.

The polyethylene that is being used in commercial purposes is non-abrasive and can be used as a thermal insulator.

It is CFC free and also ozone friendly, the material could also be recycled and is odourless and at the same time lightweight.

All of these characteristics make it ideal for so many industries, because of this trait it is a well trusted product that is also being used in the food industry.

One of the companies that make use of polyethylene foam will include Alcot Plastics; they only make use of top grade materials.

They are known for producing soft and non-gassing as well as pliable back up material. One of the main components that they use to produce this kind of material is the Polyethylene.

Because of the advanced technology they are able to produce some of the best back up material that could be used for construction joints as well as applications that will require the use of sealants.