Low-density foam, a new generation of foam in Iran and the Middle East, is produced at the Foamiran factory, relying on global knowledge, extensive efforts, and determination. This type of foam has an attribute that sets it apart, which is its low density (from 20 to 70), making it a more economical choice across different industries.
Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Foam
If you face any issues or need direction when it comes to using this foam in your sector, you can get advice from our Research and Development division for specialized advice. This sort of foam has a low density that can range anywhere from 20 to 70, and this has made it more cost-efficient to use in many industries.
What is LDPE?
Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) foam is a type of foam that is known for its low weight. The density is related to the arrangement of atoms or particles. When the gap between particles is wide, it won’t have a high density and can therefore float. If the particles are crowded together with no space between them, the density will be greater. LDPE foam, due to its low density, has many favorable qualities like water resistance, chemical resistance, energy absorption, buoyancy, and cushioning qualities, which make it practical for a large variety of uses. More dense foams have a higher compressive strength, and this strength decreases as the density decreases.
A special structure known as cells is formed when both solids and gases are combined. The closed cells in Foamiran foams make them popular in a variety of industries. Different categories exist for the LDPE foams in the Foamiran assortment which vary in terms of purpose and technical details
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Different LDPE products
Presently, we can fabricate and provide LDPE foam in the form of sheets, foam rolls, and custom-made components. The dimensions of LDPE foam sheets are 320 x 155 cm with a thickness of 90 mm. Foam rolls can be purchased in lengths of 50 and 100 meters, and a width of 1.5 meters, and can be tailored to different thicknesses to meet customer expectations.
Characteristics of LDPE
LDPE foam, with its low density, offers the following characteristics:
- Various colors: LDPE foam is available in a wide range of colors, providing options for customization and aesthetic appeal.
- High flexibility: LDPE foam is highly flexible, allowing it to conform to different shapes and contours.
- Resistance to tension and tearing: LDPE foam acts as an effective insulator due to its resistance to tension and tearing.
- Energy absorption: LDPE foam has excellent energy absorption properties, making it suitable for impact cushioning and shock absorption applications.
- Cushioning properties: LDPE foam provides cushioning and padding, making it ideal for packaging and protective applications.
- Low density: LDPE foam has a low density, which contributes to its lightweight and buoyant properties.
- High strength: Despite its low density, LDPE foam exhibits high strength and durability.
- Water resistance: LDPE foam exhibits resistance to water absorption, making it suitable for use in moist or wet environments.
- Buoyancy in water: LDPE foam has sufficient buoyancy, enabling it to float in water and be used in buoyancy-related applications.
- Chemical resistance: LDPE foam demonstrates resistance to various chemicals, enhancing its suitability for diverse applications where chemical exposure may occur.
Applications of Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) foam
Electrical products often use low-density LDPE foam which is effective in applications that need electrical strength and stability. Furthermore, LDPE foam can resist water, grease, solvents, and chemicals, giving it an edge in different settings. Its ability to resist mold and bacteria makes it a great option for insulation, and it works excellently as an insulation material. LDPE foam can be used in the packaging industry to protect products because it is proficient at absorbing shocks. The chemical resistance of LDPE foam makes it able to withstand typical deteriorating elements. Over a prolonged period, LDPE foam can suffer from the effects of UV radiation from sunlight.
The use of LDPE foam in commercial and industrial markets has numerous advantages. Depending on the intended application, LDPE foam can be formulated to perform well in almost any condition.
Foam’s raw material LDPE
PE and EVA
This piece is constructed out of high-grade, low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) materials. It has all the beneficial qualities of both LDPE and EVA. It has the glossy look and durable properties of EVA in addition to the sturdy tension, heat resistance, and immunity to acids and bases of LDPE. It is appropriate for many different uses.