Understanding the Applications of PE and EPE Foams

There are various foam materials that are produced in industries in order to solve several industrial and residential needs. The two most common types of foams are the PE foam and the EPE foam. They are useful in various industries that deal with packaging of delicate products and also various other different uses at home and industries. They are utilized for varied functions due to their qualities that specifically suit their uses. EPE Foams and PE Foams in a Nutshell The EPE (expanded polypropylene) beads often produce a closed-cell foam that is very flexible and one capable of offering a high degree of resilience. EPE foam is capable of withstanding deformations in a repetitive way and still manages to maintain its cushioning ability and dimensions. The PE one is produced mainly through the extrusion technologies. It is then shaped in different products that are semi-finished like blocks, sheets, tubes and profiles. The weight reduction that this foam gains when being manufactured enables it to gain its properties which enable it to do well in the various applications it is used for. These two types of foams have certain salient features that enable them to function well in all the applications they are used for in industries and residential areas. They have a shock absorption and cushioning property, flexibility resilience, thermal insulation and they are also light weight. Other notable features include; moisture or water resistance, ease of fabrication, CFC free and they are also non-toxic, fungal resistant and hygienic. Applications They are generally used in various applications as stated below; Packaging They are used in the packaging of several...