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Cross-linked polyethylene foam (XLPE) is a highly-versatile, flexible, and useful closed-cell foam. Read more about Frank Lowe's custom, die cut XLPE foam.
Cross-linked polyethylene foam (XLPE) is a highly-versatile, flexible, and useful closed-cell foam characterized by a resistance to water and a compact feel.
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With several of the same properties demonstrated as polyethylene foam, XLPE foam elevates its profile with the ability to protect Class A surfaces, which is one of the reasons it’s such a highly prized material in the packaging of medical equipment and products.
Cross-linked polyethylene foam is exceptionally fine celled and suitable for projects that require thicker foam. It boasts a smooth and pleasant feel combined with outstanding chemical and physical properties, which makes it the preferred solution for several applications where thicker sections of closed cell foam are required.
Let’s take a closer look at cross-linked polyethylene foam and some of its most common applications.
With its closed-cell density, XLPE foam performs well commercially as industrial gaskets, thermal insulation, and construction expansion joints.
As previously mentioned, cross-linked polyethylene foam is also commonly used in the packaging industry as well as in floatation devices — thanks to its high buoyancy and low moisture permeability.
A few of the most common applications of cross-linked polyethylene foam include:
Cross linked polyethylene foam is also known as Volara, Microcell, Zotefoam, and XLPE foam.
Regardless of the name used on this versatile material, it has a virtually infinite number of potential applications because of the following desirable characteristics:
Uniform Cell Structure
Oil & Solvent Resistant
Frank Lowe’ offers cross linked polyethylene foams in a vast range of densities and thicknesses.
You can choose from an expansive number of different colors as well as with different additives and in different formulations, such as:
We also supply, convert and fabricate a myriad of different types of cross linked polyethylene foams, including:
Even if we don’t have the exact brand of XLPE foam you need, simply let us know, and we’ll provide a solution. All of our foams can be die cut, embossed, laminated, and enhanced with a pressure-sensitive adhesive.
Frank Lowe offers branded and non-branded cross linked polyethylene foam in bun, roll, plank, and sheet forms across a range of different densities. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment and processes to create precise die cuts based on your specific requirements.
In the event you don’t have specifications, the team at Frank Lowe can still help! We can use our custom CAD generated design program and laser die cutting or water jet die cutting to create your initial prototype.
At Frank Lowe, we provide a range of different custom fabrication services and solutions designed to move your project from start to finish.
In addition to die cutting foam, thermoforming and compression molding are of the most common methods of fabrication used with XLPE foams. The crosslinking of XLPE foam bolsters its temperature stability, resilience, and elasticity, which allows it to be utilized in a vast range of temperatures.
Whenever products and components are manufactured via compression molding and thermoforming, XLPE will have a unique finish that is aesthetically pleasing with the unparalleled ability to provide cushioning and support.
Regardless of the brand, shape, density, color, or thickness of XLPE foam you need — Frank Lowe can help. By partnering with us, you’ll gain access to over 60 years of quality production experience. Our experienced product engineers and technicians will get to understand your application and guide you to the best solution. We’ll help you think outside of the box and:
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