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Is Volextra the Right Material for Your Product Application?

Volextra utilizes innovative manufacturing technology to create an exceptionally flexible extrusion process. Volextra is the result of solid plastic being permanently melt bonded to foam. This material delivers a range of high-performance characteristics with a distinguished and unmistakable aesthetic appeal, including thermochromic and pearlescent qualities that make it a one-of-a-kind material.  


At Frank Lowe, we regularly suggest Volextra for demanding applications that require highly-durable components. This material's exceptional ability to resist chemicals, moisture, and abrasion means it will add reliability with an attractive aesthetic component.

Far too often, manufacturers are faced with having to choose between function and form. With Volextra, you don't have to choose - you can have them both. Continue reading to learn more about Volextra.

Explore, Pursue, Create More & Better with Volextra

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Volextra is an extrusion-coated Foam that efficiently combines the desirable properties of a solid plastic and foam. The extrusion-coating process infuses a vast range of performance and aesthetic qualities to the exceptional properties of closed-cell, cross-linked polyolefin foam.

Whenever Volextra is manufactured, the color, thickness, and texture is closely monitored to ensure it meets the specific needs of your application. Volextra is a nontoxic and clean material that contains no hydrocarbon blowing agents, CFCs, or HCFCs. A few of the key attributes that make Volextra unique include:

  • Versatile coating resin with HDPE, LLDPE, LDPE, EVA, PP, TPR, TPE
  • Wide selection of textures and variations through embossing pattern options and composite options.
  • Various thicknesses available ranging from 1/32 inch Volara to ¼ inch Volara.
  • Attractive selection of embossing patterns, such as matte, burlap, and gloss.

Why Choose Volextra?

At Frank Lowe, we'll work closely with you to guide you to the ideal Volextra. Since the material is available with a range of surfaces, we'll also provide guidance to help you maximize Volextra's decorative advantage. In either case, it offers versatility, aesthetic usefulness, and resistance properties to your application.

Unmatched Versatility of Volextra

  • Soft and conformable
  • Increased tensile modulus
  • Decreased MVTR
  • Improved dimensional stability
  • Increased coefficient of friction
  • Lightweight and flexible

Aesthetic Usefulness

  • Bolstered surface functionality
  • An antimicrobial additive available
  • Flame retardant
  • Glossy, leather grain, burlap, and matte available surface finishes

Ultra Resistant

In addition to appeal and versatility, Volextra is an ultra resistant material:

  • Thermoformable
  • Increased toughness and strength
  • Combined soft foam with rigid coating
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Improved impact performance

Common Volextra Applications

Because Volextra is a highly-versatile material, it can be found in an array of industries, such as healthcare, transportation, consumer products, and more. Specifically, this materials could be used to create:

Volextra Is Extrusion Coated Foam

Volextra is an extrusion-coated Foam that efficiently combines the desirable properties of a solid plastic and foam. Volara is designed to significantly extend the reach of your product's performance and appeal. Volara offers a consistent and smooth surface, superior physical properties, and unwavering quality.

As a non-toxic elastomer, it doesn't contain any HCFCs, CFCs, or hydrocarbon blowing agents. Because Volextra is an extrusion-coated foam, you'll enjoy a dependable and versatile solution for a vast range of demanding applications. A few of the key benefits of Volara include:

  • It's a flexible and smooth material, which makes it ideal for healthcare, tape, and medical device manufacturing.
  • This material is durable and lightweight, which makes it ideal as a reliable industrial tape.
  • It's a high impact and resistant material that works well in general industry.
  • Volara offers wide range of use, which means new applications continue to develop.

Contact Frank Lowe for Volextra

Since 1955, Frank Lowe has provided cutting-edge custom manufacturing solutions to help projects from conception through to completion. Volextra is highly versatile material that can give your product or application a distinct design advantage, appeal, and exceptionally high performance characteristics.

Contact Frank Lowe today to order or learn more about how we can die cut Volextra to improve your product.

About the Author Randy Cohen

Since 2002, Randy Cohen has served as the Senior Vice President of Frank Lowe — leading Sales and Marketing as well as a variety of Administrative operations. Randy has 25 years of experience with a background in sales & marketing, production and business management, serving both government agencies and private industry. He holds a B.A from Syracuse University and a Masters and Professional Diploma from Fordham University. Randy uses his unique set of experiences to help businesses and entities across all sectors explore, pursue, and create better solutions.

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