Cross linked polyethylene foam is a closed-cell foam that is characterized by a compact feel and resistance to water. Common uses for crosslink foam are exercise mats and camping mats. With a higher tensile and tear strength, it is thermo and vacuum formable which eliminates abrasion.
Cross-linked polyethylene foam is also ozone resistant and shares many of the same properties as polyethylene foam, but has the ability to protect class “A” surfaces Many of these foams are compatible with and are consequently used extensively in the packaging of food and medical products as well as equipment.
Common fabricating methods are compression molding and thermoforming. Crosslinking improves the resilience, elasticity, and temperature stability that allows the material to be used in a wider range of applications.
Cross-linked Polyethylene Foam Applications: