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Polyethylene Foam

Polyethylene Foam Sheets & Strips

The Rubber Company supply and manufacture polyethylene in a variety of colours and formats. Polyethylene is a closed cell foam, also referred to as a PE foam or LDPE foam. They start of as a thermoplastic which is then blown into a foam format. This is a highly durable as well as versatile product.

The high compression rates that polyethylene offers enable it to maintain it’s resilience under repeated impact. It also gives the material excellent load bearing characteristics. The incredible versatility of this product enable you to use it in almost all applications. However, our customers often use it as; packaging, case inserts, flotation, flooring and acoustic underlay, camping mats to name but a few. The soft nature of the material make it particularly useful in packaging applications as it is able to absorb impacts without damaging the contents of the package.

The Rubber Companies production facilities are able to convert polyethylene into a variety of formats to suit your specific requirements. We commonly get requests for polyethylene in: sheets, rolls, strips, gaskets as well as seals. We can also produce this material either plain or adhesive backed for easy installation. The polyethylene we offer is available in four densities, 18, 24, 33 and 45kg/m3. Each density has it’s own values so be sure to check our material spec sheet in order to ensure you get the right density for your specific requirements.

If you are unsure which density or format is most appropriate for your application, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us. We are always happy to help.

Unique Properties

Polyethylene is one of the most commonly produced plastics due to the excellent properties the material posses. Polyethylene foam is also often referred to as a closed cell foam. A closed cell foam is comprised of millions of tiny gas pockets, with each pocket being completely surrounded by solid material. These tiny pockets ensure that the product is physically unable to soak up water. This water resistant property ensures that polyethylene is impervious to bacteria, mildew as well as rot.

Aside from the materials excellent water resistant properties, polyethylene is also a highly durable material. It offers good resistance to weathering and has a wide temperature range, from -80°C to 100°C. This enables you to use it in a wide variety of environments with ease. Polyethylene is also resistant to a wide variety of chemicals, grease as well as common oils.

These combined factors create a material which is highly versatile and dependable. We only manufacture using the highest quality materials to ensure you get the best quality product possible.

Key Features:

  • Highly durable
  • Resistant to chemicals and grease
  • Water resistant
  • Impervious to mildew, rot and bacteria
  • Resistant to weathering
  • Lightweight and flexible
  • Wear and tear resistant
  • Easy to cut to shape and size
  • Temperature resistant between -80°c and 100°c

Ideal For A Range Of Applications

There are many uses for polyethylene due to the highly versatile nature of the material. These are the common applications our customers use the product for.

  • Shock absorption
  • Packaging
  • Case inserts
  • Buoyancy aids
  • Thermal insulation
  • Kneeling pads
  • Acoustic sound proofing
  • Camping mats
  • Many, many more

The Rubber Company offers a wide selection of sponge and foam products to suit a variety of applications. You can view our full sponge and foam range here.

Polyethylene Spec Sheet


Material Polyethylene
Application Shock absorption, Packaging, Case inserts, Buoyancy aids, Thermal insulation, Kneeling pads, Acoustic sound proofing, Camping mats
Product Sheets, Rolls, Strips, Gaskets, Seals
Hardness (Shore 00) 50° - 60°
Resistance to Water, Chemicals, Grease, Oils, Mildew, Rot, Bacteria, Weathering, Tearing
Colours Black, White, Blue, Red, Yellow, Green available as standard. Other colours available as a special order.

Technical Data

Properties Values
Standard Sheet Size: 2m x 1m
Thickness: 1mm - 25mm

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United Kingdom

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