PE foam is the most common material used in the plastics industry (applied in 30% of products). It is produced by the polymerization of ethylene. Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) is foamed by the application of gases (e.g. propane and butane). Foamed polyethylene is a durable and multifunctional material that is perfect for the production of mats and lagging/cleading. The foam has a closed cell structure, does not absorb water, is impermeable to air and has thermal insulation properties similar to those of polystyrene.
Advantages of polyethylene foam:
Being a proven alternative to polystyrene, PE foam is recyclable that makes it much more ecological.