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New England Foam supplies, converts and fabricates the following types of polyethylene foam:

  • Laminated Polyethylene Plank (PolyLam™ & Stratocell™)
    • Largest sheet size = 12" x 48” x 108”
      • 0.9 pcf (light gray)
      • 1.2 pcf (light green)
      • 1.7 pcf (white, black & pink)
      • 2.2 pcf (white, black & pink)

  • Extruded Polyethylene Plank
    • Largest sheet size = 12" x 48” x 108”
      • 1.7 pcf (blue)
      • 2.2 pcf (white, black, pink & green)
      • 4.0 pcf (white)
      • 6.0 pcf (white)
      • 9.0 pcf (white)

  • Polyethylene Roll-Stock
    • 0.9 pcf - 2.0 pcf available
      • 48", 60" & 72" widths available
        • 1/16" (AF 060)
        • 1/8" (AF 125)
        • 3/16" (AF 185)
        • 1/4" (AF 250)
        • 3/8" (AF 375)
        • 1/2" (AF 500)

  • Microcell™ Plank (XLPE)
    • Largest sheet size = 4" x 48” x 72"
      • MC1900 (1.5 - 2.5 pcf)
      • MC3800 (3.5 - 4.5 pcf)
      • MC6000 (5.5 - 6.5 pcf)

  • Volara™ Roll-Stock (XLPE)
    • Type A (standard grade)
      • 2 pcf
        • 3/32" - 5/8" thicknesses
      • 4 pcf
        • 1/16" - 1/2" thicknesses
      • 6 pcf
        • 1/32" - 3/8" thicknesses
    • Type AF (fire retardant properties)
      • 2 pcf
        • 1/8" - 5/8" thickness
    • Type AS (deep draw vacuum forming capabilities)
      • 2 pcf
        • 1/8" - 3/8" thicknesses
      • 4 pcf
        • 1/16" - 1/4" thicknesses
      • 6 pcf
        • 1/32" - 1/8" thicknesses

  • Zotefoams™ Plank (XLPE)
    • LD33
      • Black, White, Blue, Red & Yellow
      • Largest sheet size = 1" x 39” x 78"

  • Expanded Polyethylene Plank (EPE)
    • Largest sheet size = 6" x 48” x 72"
      • 1.3 pcf
      • 1.5 pcf
      • 1.9 pcf
      • 2.3 pcf
      • 2.8 pcf
      • 3.7 pcf
      • 4.2 pcf

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Types of Polyethylene Foam Available

0.9#-Gray-Polyethylene-Foam 1.2#-Green-Polyethylene-Foam 1.7#-White-Polyethylene-Foam 1.7#-Black-Polyethylene-Foam 1.7#-Pink-Polyethylene-Foam 1.7#-Blue-Polyethylene-Foam
0.9#-Gray-Polyethylene 1.2#-Green-Polyethylene 1.7#-White-Polyethylene 1.7#-Black-Polyethylene 1.7#-Pink-A/S-Polyethylene 1.7#-Blue-Polyethylene
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1.7#-White-Polyethylene-Foam-With-6.0#-Blue-Polyethylene-Foam-Pad 1.7#-Black-Polyethylene-Foam-With-6.0#-Blue-Polyethylene-Foam-Pad 2.2#-White-Polyethylene-Foam 2.2#-Black-Polyethylene-Foam 2.2#-Pink-A/S-Polyethylene-Foam 2.2#-Green-A/S-FR-Polyethylene-Foam
1.7#-Polyethylene-6.0#-Pad 1.7#-Polyethylene-6.0#-Pad 2.2#-White-Polyethylene 2.2#-Black-Polyethylene 2.2#-Pink-A/S-Polyethylene 2.2#-CM-Green-A/S-PE
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4.0#-White-Polyethylene-Foam 4.0#-Black-Polyethylene-Foam 4.0#-Pink-A/S-Polyethylene-Foam 6.0#-White-Polyethylene-Foam MC1900-White-Microcell-XLPE-Foam MC3800-Black-Microcell-XLPE-Foam
4.0#-White-Polyethylene 4.0#-Black-Polyethylene 4.0#-Pink-A/S-Polyethylene 6.0#-White-Polyethylene MC1900-Natural-Microcell MC3800-Black-Microcell
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Characteristics of Polyethylene Foam

Polyethylene foam, also known as PE, PEF, Ethafoam and Polyfoam, is a semi-rigid, closed-cell type of foam with a near-infinite amount of applications due to the following characteristics:

 
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Recyclability
  • Cushioning
  • Flexibility
  • Durability
  • Buoyancy
  • Odorless
  • Lightweight
  • Non-dusting
  • Non-abrasive
  • Cost/labor efficient
  • High load bearing capacity
  • CFC free
  • Ozone friendly
  • Sound transmission control
  • Dimensional stability
  • Uniform cell structure
  • Shatter proof
  • Tear/puncture-resistant
  • Impact/shock/vibration absorption
  • Excellent compressive creep properties
  • Bacteria/chemical/grease/mold/oil /solvent-resistant
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Polyethylene Foam

Polyethylene-Profiles

Polyethylene foam is renowned for its ability to withstand great amounts of pressure without losing its original cushioning properties making it the ideal foam for applications where support and durability are crucial. Polyethylene foam products are durable, reusable and 100% recyclable.

In addition to fabricating polyethylene foam products to custom designed specifications, New England Foam stocks polyethylene foam bun, block, cube, pad, plank, profile, roll and sheet forms, in densities ranging from 0.9 to 9 pounds per cubic foot (PCF) and those colors most requested: white, green, pink, blue, gray and black.

Additional densities & custom colors, anti-microbial, anti-static, conductive and/or electrostatic dissipative (ESD) types of polyethylene foam are also available upon request.

 
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Polyethylene Foam's Cell Structure

Polyethylene foam is closed-cell, meaning it consists of cells so tightly packed together that it gives the appearance of one uniform structure.

The reality is that the individual cells within polyethylene foam do not physically connect to one another.

This cellular formation is similar to fish caught in a fisherman's net.

From a critical distance, the net appears to be one massive object.

However, upon closer examination, it becomes apparent that there is numerous individual fish packed tightly together that the result is the aforementioned appearance of singularity.

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Manufacturing Polyethylene Foam

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The structure of polyethylene foam is neither entirely solid nor entirely empty. Produced via a three-step extrusion process (mixing, expansion and cooling), polyethylene foam can be manufactured to satisfy a specific range of desired performance benchmarks such as comfort, support and/or durability.

It is during this manufacturing process that flame retardant additives can be introduced to meet various fire code standards, as well as anti-microbial, anti-static, conductive and/or electrostatic dissipative (ESD) additives.

 
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