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EXPANDED POLYETHYLENE (EPE) FOAM

The foam is made from expanded polyethylene pellets made with the use of a blowing agent such as butane gas at high pressure and temperature, which turns the material into small plastic foamy beads, followed by expansion into a mold in a steam chest.

Just like many plastic production processes, leftover materials can be fed back into the machine and reprocessed.

EPE Foam is a thermoplastic resin, which means it can be melted by heating and cooling to form various shapes and objects.

This foam is made of polyethylene (EPE). EPE foam is a harmless plastic and has no taste or odor. The product is resistant to water, oil, and many chemicals. It is also an excellent insulating material.

EPE is available in various densities, according to the application or purpose. Useful as an alternative to bubble wrap for packaging.

The texture of the foam is slightly similar to Styrofoam (cork), but because of its sheet shape, it can be used to wrap goods (especially glassware or sensitive items that require strong packing).

In addition, this can also be used as a heat insulator, such as for the walls or roofs of houses. Or it can also be used for soundproofing alternatives, car trunk mats, etc.

FEATURES

  • Tasteless and non-toxic
  • Good flexibility
  • Soundproof
  • Durable
  • High strength
  • Environmentally friendly materials that can be recycled
  • Low water absorption
  • Not brittle
  • Anti-static
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SPECIFICATION

Width

Thickness

Length Per Roll

Material

Color

Extra Layer

: 120 cm

: 2/3/4/5/6/8/10/12/15 mm

: 25 – 150 meter

: LDPE

: White

: Metalised Layer/Alumunium Foil/Custom Printed Layer

Width : 120 cm

Thickness : 2/3/4/5/6/8/10/12/15 mm

Length Per Roll : 25 – 150 meter

Material : LDPE

Color : White

Extra Layer : Metalised Layer/Alumunium Foil/Custom Printed Layer

USES

  • Packaging & Transportation
  • Anti-static & ESD Application
  • Flotation Devices Such As Life Jackets & Buoyancy Aids
  • Clothing & Outdoor Apparel
  • Mattresses & Bedding
  • Insulation For Walls, Pipes, & Roofs
  • Foam Padding For Furniture

BENEFIT

  • Recycleable Polymers
  • Cheaper & Readily Available
  • A Wide Range Of Thicknesses Can Be Achieved
  • Good Cushioning Properties
  • Water Resistant Properties
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Prevents Accumulation Of Electric Charges
  • Heat Insulation Properties

ARE EPE FOAM AN ECO-FRIENDLY MATERIALS ?

Polyethylene (PE) foam has some of the most desirable packaging properties. It is durable, versatile, and has excellent shock-absorbing qualities. However, single-use plastic packaging material has become a worldwide concern.

Thankfully, this product is made from recyclable material, and more viable measures can be implemented to control and manage this packaging.

PE is 100% recyclable and categorized as a class 4 material (RIC code). Its viability as a recyclable product has only increased over time, with manufacturers working to add more advantages to the material.

Recycling technologies are now being used to handle waste foam effectively. As a thermoplastic, PE liquefies at its melting point and then can be cooled, injected molded, and reheated again without losing its properties. As a result, they can be made into other functional products.

Due to its durability and excellent cushioning properties, foam is one of the best packaging materials and can be used to seal irregular surfaces.

These and other features contribute to PE’s reusability as it can survive multiple impacts. Thus, the foam can be reused in multiple ways until the end of its life cycle.

Like other thermoplastics, this is usually obtained from natural gas or petroleum. However, there are concerns about the use of limited energy resources. Surprisingly, producing plastic uses less energy than producing other non-plastic packaging products.

Just like other products, SMPL manages waste and defective products from PE Foam by recycling. Waste and defective products are melted to make plastic pellets.

However, slightly different from woven bag and leno bag products, the waste or foam that has become plastic seeds is not used as a roll of plastic ribbon yarn. Instead, it is directly processed to make hot plastic sheets that will be filled with gas.

As usual, this recycled product will be the number two quality product from the first main production.