Cross-Linked PE 170-240

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Cross-Linked PE Foam

Chemically or Physically Cross-linked PE (Polyethylene) Rubber or Cross-Linked PE 170-240

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Chemically or Physically Cross-Linked PE foam is a modified foam developed by mixing PE foam with multiple substances in the boiling phase or re-compressing it under controlled heat and force in order to create a denser and stronger foam though with the same thickness as the primary PE.

 

Advantages

 

Water and non-acidic liquids Resistance, Higher Density with Lighter Weight, Abrasion & Corrosion and Heat Resilience, Shock and Force Resistant

Disadvantages

Highly Professional Manufacturing Procedure, Toxic (Chemically Cross-Linked), More Expensive

 

Specifications

UnitSpecifications
Density170 to 240 Kg/m3 (Based on Cross-Linking Type)
Thickness3 mm – 8 mm
Width1m
Length1m (Variable in case of rolls)

 

Properties

ItemValue
Specific Gravity (Density)0.025
Tensile Strength (Kg/cm2)2.5
Tear Strength (Kg/cm)1.5
Compression Strength (Kg/cm2)0.35
Elongation (%)100
Resiliency (%)51
Thermal Conductivity (kcal/mh.c)0.030
Shrinkage at 70C (%)-0.25
Water Absorption (mg/cm2)0.21
Heat Resistance Temperature (C)-100 – +80

Please consider that you can order any product within the range of mentioned properties and specifications.

ProductPrice Range
Chemically or Physically Cross-Linked PE 170 to 240 Foam Sheets$15 – $25 Per Default Sheet (1m x 1m)
Chemically or Physically Cross-Linked PE 170 to 240 Foam Rolls$15 – $25 Per Meter

Exemplary Default Foam Product Orders

Please be reminded that the prices of our products are based on the characteristics and properties of your request, the size of your order and the shipping options. The prices of default products are fixed.

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Cross-Linked PE Foam Comprehensive Guide and Applications

The Making Procedure and comprehensive information regarding Cross-Linked PE Foam:

It starts with the manufacturing process of PE foam. The procedure splits into two different cross-linking methods based on the needs of the costumers that whether they have preference of implementing non-toxic but lower density foam product (still higher than the normal PE), or the chemically cross-linked foam which offers the highest densities possible among all foam or rubber types though at the cost of the product being unhealthy and noxious for almost all living beings.

In the physically cross-linking procedure, the finalized PE foam sheet is pressurized again before cooling under heat and constant pressing which causes foam molecules to be compressed closer to each other. The procedure reduces the thickness of the product though it is becoming denser than the normal manufactured PE foam with the same dimensions.

The chemically cross-linking procedure does not affect the thickness of the product. Instead, it will fill the gaps between the molecules of polyethylene making it denser than ever but keeping the weight and dimensions the same. The additive for cross-linking process is Vinyl Acetate. This substance is highly relatable and makes the product softer, stronger and denser.

In comparison with many other foams, Cross-Linked PE is less affordable. The reason is firstly the difficult and highly professional manufacturing process and secondly the density of the products that is higher than the same ranks in the other foam types like EVA, NBR or EPDM.

Most effective applications and Implementations of cross-linked PE foam:

  • Office or Home Appliances
  • Military and Defense
    Electronics Devices (Chemically Cross-Linked)
  • Sports and Protective Pads
  • Potting and Packaging (Chemically Cross-Linked)
  • Medical Purposes
  • Construction
  • Oil and Petroleum Industry (Chemically Cross-Linked)

The diversity in the applications of cross-linked PE foam makes it favorable by many industries including military, mechanical and civil engineering, electrical purposes, healthcare and medical intentions and the oil industry where the origin of foam products roots there.

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