What Is the Difference in EPE Foam & XLPE Foam


The full name of xlpe foam is chemically crosslinked polyethylene foam. The raw material is low density polyethylene. It is foaming by high temperature and then extruded. In general, extrusions have single screw and twin screw extruders.

There are vertical foaming and horizontal foaming. Vertical foaming furnaces are usually for thinner foam(below 1mm), horizontal foaming furnaces are mostly for thicker foam(single layer to 15mm). Newcean Technology Co., Ltd. is a horizontal foaming furnace with products thickness ranging from 2MM to 15MM and width≤1.6M. It has various thicknesses to meet different requirements.

XLPE foam with honeycomb cell structure. The crosslinking of polyethylene ties all the polymer molecules together. Therefore, it with excellent properties, such as sound absorbing, thermal insulation, corrosion resistance and more durable. So it’s more suitable for industrial and living areas.


EPE Foam

The full name of epe foam is expanded polyethylene foam. The raw material is low density polyethylene. It is by physical foaming to produce a myriad of independent bubbles. It is a protective inner packaging material in the world.

EPE foam with high elasticity and white appearance. Because it is a completely independent bubble. So it is light, flexible, and can bend to absorb the impact force dispersion, buffering effect. And overcome the shortcomings of common foam fragile, deformation and recover. As well as with insulation, water and moisture, sound absorbing, anti-friction, anti-aging, corrosion resistance and so on. It has good processing property.

It can laminate with PO film, aluminum film, woven fabric and other materials to increase its tear strength, and UV protection.

What Is the Difference in EPE Foam & XLPE Foam?

EPE foam is widely in various industrial because of its low price. However, compared to XLPE foam, XLPE foam cross-linked cell walls make the cell stronger and more durable.

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