Polyethylene Foam

Polyethylene Foam

PE foam is closed cell foam made from polyethylene and blended copolymers. It has a high level of chemical cross-linking. The result is a smooth fine-cell foam sheet suitable for many situations. The 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
Blocks of polyethylene foam

More About Polyethylene Foam

Polyethylene is similar to EVA; however, it is a firmer product with a better compression set and greater resistance to heat. Importantly, PE foam is more cost-effective than EVA. It’s also available in thicker sheets and a range of density from 30 to 250 kg/m3.

Polyethylene Foam is formed in a mould, resulting in a sheet of foam known as a bun. The maximum length, width and thickness vary depending upon the foam density. We can provide sheets, blocks or strips. Additionally, we can fabricate the foam into shapes and profiles.

Polyethylene can be supplied in various colours

Popular Uses for Polyethylene Foam

PE foam is a versatile closed cell foam suiting a range of applications. It’s an effective replacement for many materials including felt, neoprene, natural rubber, polyurethane foam, PVC foam, wood composites, mineral wool and fibreglass.

Our customer Summit Gear uses PE foam for hip and shoulder padding in the hiking packs they manufacture. Another example is Techpack Solutions, who create engineered packaging solutions and case inserts from polyethylene foam.

Polyethylene foam cut into complex shapes

Appliances

  • Gaskets
  • Vibration Pads

Entertainment Industry

  • Costume Creation
  • Cosplay
  • Set and props

Automotive

  • Gaskets and Seals
  • Carpet Underlay
  • Headliners
  • Interior Padding

Building

  • Nail Washers
  • Expansion Joints
  • Glazing Seals
  • Eaves Fillers
  • Impact Sound Deflect
  • Insulation

Marine

  • Deck Tread
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Buoys
  • Fenders
  • Oil Boom Floats
  • Cockpit Cushions

Electronics

  • Work Station Mats
  • Shock Absorbing Pads

Health Care

  • Splinting
  • Cervical Collars
  • Orthopaedic Shoes
  • Insoles
  • Exercise Mats
  • Orthotic Supports

Packing

  • 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

Footwear

  • Wedge Soles
  • Runner
  • Top Line Padding
  • Moulded Soles
  • Orthotics


PE Foam Density & Sheet Size Chart

Product – DensitySheet SizeMax Thickness
PE30 – 30kg/m32400 x 1200mm100mm
PE40 – 40kg/m32400 x 1200mm100mm
PE60 – 60kg/m32400 x 1200mm100mm
PE75 – 74kg/m31900 x 940mm32mm
PE90 – 90kg/m31840 x 920mm30mm
PE120 – 120kg.m31250 x 1100mm24mm
PE180 – 180kg/m31090 x 970mm20mm
PE250 – 250kg/m31000 x 890mm25mm

Specifications

Detailed specifications and test data for our range of Polyethylene foam.

Contact Us

Send an email or complete a web form and we’ll contact you to discuss your project. We’ll suggest appropriate material and provide samples and a competitive quote.

Other Foam Products

Other products to consider include our range of EVA Foam and Ethafoam. There’s also anti-static and fire retardant closed cell foam products available.

MSDS

Safety Data Sheet for our range of Polyethylene foam products.