Polyethylene Foam

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PE foam is closed cell foam made from Polyethylene and blended copolymers. It has a high level of chemical cross linking. The result is semi-rigid product with a fine uniform cell structure that is suitable for use in a wide variety of situations and applications. Benefits of Polyethylene Foam include;

  • Impact and vibration absorption
  • Weather and chemical resistance including splash resistance to oils and fuels
  • Acoustic and thermal insulation properties
  • Buoyancy with low water absorption
  • Suitability for thermo-forming and thermo-moulding

More about Polyethylene Foam

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Polyethylene and EVA Foam are similar, however Polyethylene is firmer and more resistant to heat and more cost effective than EVA Foam. It also offers a better compression set. We stock PE Foam in a range of densities from 30 to 250 kg/m3 and in a variety of different colours.

Polyethylene Foam is formed in a mould, resulting in a sheet of foam known as a bun. The maximum length, width and thickness of the bun varies depending upon the foam's density. We can cut the bun into sheets of the required thickness or fabricate the material into a particular shape, piece or profile

Popular Uses for Polyethylene

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Polyethylene Foam is a versatile Closed Cell Foam suiting a broad range of different uses and applications. It is an effective replacement for many materials including felt, neoprene, natural rubber, polyurethane foam, pvc foam, wood composites, mineral wool and fibreglass.

Health Care
  • Splinting
  • Cervical Collars
  • Orthopaedic Shoes
  • Insoles
  • Exercise Mats
  • Orthotic Supports
  • Cushion Packaging Foam
  • Corner Pads
  • Case Inserts
  • Display Packaging Foam
Sports & Leisure
  • Trampoline Pads
  • Buoyancy Aids
  • Kickboards
  • Sports Mats
  • Body Protection
  • Canoe Seats
  • Toys and Games
  • Camping Bedrolls
  • Wedge Soles
  • Runner
  • Top Line Padding
  • Moulded Soles
  • Orthotics
  • Gaskets
  • Vibration Pads
Entertainment Industry
  • Costume Creation
  • Sets and Props
  • Gaskets and Seats
  • Carpet Underlay
  • Headliners
  • Interior Padding
  • Nail Washers
  • Expansion Joints
  • Glazing Seals
  • Eaves Fillers
  • Impact Sound Deflect
  • Insulation
  • Deck Tread
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Buoys
  • Fenders
  • Oil Boom Floats
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Work Station Mats
  • Shock Absorbing Pads

PE Foam Density & Sheet Size Chart

Product - Density
Sheet Size
Max Thickness
PE30 - 30kg/m3 2000 x 1000mm 40mm
PE45 - 45kg/m3 2000 x 1000mm 40mm
PE60 - 60kg/m3 2000 x 1000mm 36mm
PE75 - 75kg/m3 1900 x 940mm 32mm
PE90 - 90kg/m3 1840 x 920mm 30mm
PE120 - 120kg/m3 1250 x 1100mm 24mm
PE180 - 180kg/m3 1090 x 970mm 20mm
PE250 - 250kg/m3 1000 x 890mm 25mm
Metro Foam Products' Polyethylene Foam is manufactured in New Zealand

Further Information and Documentation

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    Other Foam Products

    Other products that you might consider include our range of EVA Foam and ETHAFOAM 220 as well as ETHAFOAM 150 or one of the many specialty Closed Cell Foams we offer.

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    Information on sheet size and material property, thermo-forming and thermo-moulding, fabrication methods, adhesive information, oil and chemical resistance and health and safety details for Polyethylene Foam.

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