Expanded Polyethylene Foam (EPE)

Expanded polyethylene foam, also known as EPE, is a molded semi-rigid, non-crosslinked & closed-cell type of polyethylene foam that has a near-infinite amount of applications due to the following characteristics:

  • Non-abrasive
  • Flexible
  • Strong
  • Lightweight
  • Non-dusting
  • Highley-resilient
  • Moisture/weather resistant
  • Tear/puncture-resistant
  • Meets Mil-Spec requirements – Not if brand specific or density based
  • Odorless
  • Chemically inert
  • High load bearing capacity
  • Cost/labor efficient
  • Non-corrosive
  • Buoyant
  • Thermal insulation
  • Mulitple strike energy management
  • Dimensional stability
  • Impact & shock absorption
  • Vibration dampening
  • Excellent compressive creep properties
  • Shatter Proof
  • Bacteria/chemical/grease/mold/oil /solvent-resistant
  • Less concavity when die-cut (compared to PE & XLPE)
  • Coast Guard approved
  • CFC-free
  • Ozone friendly
  • Sonic transmission control
  • Recyclable

Expanded Polyethylene Foam (EPE)

In addition to fabricating expanded polyethylene foam (EPE) to custom designed specifications, New England Foam stocks expanded polyethylene foam (EPE) in plank & sheet forms & in densities ranging from 1.3 to 4.2 pounds per cubic foot (PCF) & those colors most requested: black & white.