Crosslinked Polyethylene Foam

New England Foam supplies, converts and fabricates the following types of crosslinked polyethylene foam:

  • Microcell (Black, Natural, Blue, Yellow and Red)
    • 2# (1.9 pcf)
      • Largest sheet size = 4″ x 48” x 96”
      • Fire retardant available (FR)
    • 4# (3.8 pcf)
      • Largest sheet size = 4″ x 48” x 96″
      • Fire retardant available (FR)
    • 6# (6.0 pcf)
      • Largest sheet size = 4″ x 48” x 72″
      • Fire retardant available (FR)
  • Volara™ (2.0 pcf, 4.0 pcf)
    • Type A
      • Black and White
      • Thickness: 1/8”, 1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2” and 5/8”
      • Width: 60” (standard, other widths available)
  • Zotefoams™ (Black, White, Blue, Red)
    • LD33
      • Largest sheet size = 1″ x 39” x 78″
    • LD 45 Yellow

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Types of Crosslinked Polyethylene Foam Available



4#xlpe foam


2#-Red-XLPE Foam


2#-Yellow-XLPE Foam


2#-Blue-XLPE Foam


4#-White-XLPE Foam


6#-Charcoal-XLPE Foam


LD45-Yellow-Zote Foam


LD33-Blue-Zote Foam


LD33-Black-Zote Foam


LD33-Red-Zote Foam


LD33-Yellow-Zote Foam


Characteristics of XLPE Foam

Crosslinked polyethylene foam, also known as XLPE, Microcell, Microcell and Volara™, is a flexible, closed-cell type of polyethylene foam that has a near-infinite amount of applications due to the following characteristics:

  • Thermal conductivity
  • Recyclability
  • Cushioning
  • Flexibility
  • Durability
  • Buoyancy
  • Odorless
  • Lightweight
  • Non-dusting
  • Non-abrasive
  • Cost/labor efficient
  • High load bearing capacity
  • CFC free
  • Ozone friendly
  • Sound absorption
  • Dimensional stability
  • Uniform cell structure
  • Shatter Proof
  • Tear/puncture-resistant
  • Impact/shock/vibration absorption
  • Excellent compressive creep properties
  • Bacteria/chemical/grease/mold/oil /solvent-resistant

Crosslinked Polyethylene Foam

XLPE foam is an aesthetically pleasing material that provides a wide range of performance benchmarks.

XLPE foam has been chemically crosslinked; solidifying in a smooth uniform plank with massive aesthetic appeal and superior physical and chemical characteristics; compared to conventional polyethylene.

It also has many of the same characteristics as conventional polyethylene foam except that crosslinked polyethylene foam has the capacity to protect class “A” surfaces.

Microcell™, Volara™ and Zotefoams™ branded crosslinked polyethylene foam can be laminated, embossed, thermoformed, die-cut, sewn, printed and pressure sensitive adhesive coated.

In addition to fabricating crosslinked polyethylene foam to custom designed specifications, New England Foam stocks crosslinked polyethylene foam in bun, roll forms, in densities ranging from 2 to 6 pounds per cubic foot (PCF) and those colors most requested: black, natural, blue, yellow and red.

Additional densities and custom colors are available upon request, as well as anti-static, conductive and fire retardant (FR) types of crosslinked polyethylene foam. New England Foam can even match your exact color(s) [PMS].

  • 2#-MultiColor-XLPE Foam