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Polyethylene Foam Fabricating Companies

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of foam manufacturers and suppliers. Find polyethylene foam companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture polyethylene foam to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top polyethylene foam manufacturers with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the polyethylene foam companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product news articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of flexible foam, foam applicators, or laminating foam of every type, IQS is the premier source for you.

  • Arlington, TX

    We have the most advanced technologies and machines that we use to manufacture our polyethylene foam products. We can create the products you need, no matter what industry or business you are in. Our customers know they can trust us to provide them with the quality they deserve at the prices they can afford. Look to our website for more info!

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  • Painesville, OH

    Since our early days, we have remained committed to our policies and practices that we founded in the beginning. We are committed to helping our customers 100 percent of the time. We make it easy to purchase polyethylene foam products from us. We have a full line of products that are fully customizable and ready to ship to you right when you need them! We strive to our customers first no matter what.

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  • Madison, WI

    Wisconsin Foam is consistently recognized for the development of highly targeted, solutions-driven, cost-effective foam alternatives— no matter what the order size or complexity of the project specifications. Wisconsin Foam invites you to experience today how an alliance with their organization will provide you with the high-quality polyethylene foam you’ve been looking for. Call today.

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  • Garland, TX

    Our company works with only the highest quality polyethylene foam for our products. We work hard to benefit our customers however we can, and we know that quality is important to you. We also can benefit our customers with our 24 years of industry experience. We know foam, and we are happy to pass that knowledge on to you.

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  • Minneapolis, MN

    Since 1992, Flextech has delivered innovative, custom engineered foam solutions. We combine our engineering and design services with our unique foam lamination, fabrication, and thermoforming capabilities, to provide quality foam components to a diverse customer base. Our customers include OEM’s in the medical, industrial, military, aerospace and consumer products markets. We invite you to connect and collaborate with our sales and engineering team. Let us show you the Flextech advantage!

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  • Middlefield, OH

    When we first opened our doors in 1977, our focus was cushioning foam for the furniture and bedding industries. We have since expanded and are now manufacturing cushion foam and packaging foam; decorative foam, foam liners for toolboxes, mil-spec cushioning and protective foam. Contact All Foam today to learn more!

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  • Evansville, IN

    Here at Thrust Industries we provide die cut foam that comes in a variety of shapes and configurations. We die cut foam from a number of materials including: urethane, PVC, polyester, neoprene, ether, cellular, volara, and much more. If you would like customized die cut foam then please give us a call today!

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  • Grand Rapids, MI

    Look to the foam experts to provide you with the best polyethylene products in the business! We work hard to bring the very best in foam to our customers. We strive to save you money with every transaction. Our goal is to provide the best in quality and savings at the same time. Contact us by phone or email to learn more about what we can do for you today!

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ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES

Innovative Foam Fabrication Services with Williams Foam

Polyethylene Foam For over 30 years Williams Foam has been providing innovative solutions within the foam fabricating industry. Located in Sylmar, California, our recently renovated 80,000 square foot facility allows us to produce and streamline our production process and to increase the quality of our products for our customers. We specialize in the production of polyurethane, polystyrene, and polyethylene foams for the packaging, manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, and architectural industries. For many years, Williams Foam has been the go-to business for many customers foam fabricating needs. Read More...... Read More

Polyethylene Foam Applications

Polyethylene foam is a type of closed-cell foam used for many different applications. Sometimes called PE foam, Polyethylene foam is the slightly squishy, yet hard, foam that is often seen in packaging and insulation. The main applications for PE foam include packaging, aerospace insulation and vibration control, flotation devices, insulation, athletic equipment, and appliance insulation. PE foam is often the foam of choice because the closed-cell construction makes it resistant to water, mold, mildew, and other moisture-based contaminants. The foam is also ideal for absorbing shock and vibrations, and is... Read More

Leave Commodity Thinking to the Stock Market! The Value of Well-Chosen Packaging

by Ken Starrett, American Excelsior Company A lot of people have a tendency to think of their packaging products as commodities. Sure, things like packaging peanuts, bubble, polyethylene wrapping foam and corrugated cartons might sound like commodity products, but have you really looked at the purpose and value of your packaging requirements? The first thing you need to understand is no one product is really designed to do everything. That is one of the reasons there are so many products on the market and why you need to be careful... Read More

businessIndustry Information

Polyethylene Foam

Polyethylene foam, sometimes abbreviated as PE, is a product of the polymerization of ethylene. Polyethylene foam is typically fabricated by way of an extrusion process. It is closed cell, resilient, durable, and highly rigid. It is flexible, light in weight, is resistant to mold, rot, mildew, and bacterial growth. As opposed to polyurethane foam, polyethylene foam can be reheated for the purpose of changing its configuration. All of these characteristics make polyethylene foam a popular choice for manufacturing a wide variety of products.

Polyethylene foam is a closed cell foam, meaning that its structure does not feature pores or cells that are joined together. The foam’s cells are rather more compact, resulting in a material that is more dense and resistant to pressure. The more dense the cells, the harder the material will be. The fabrication of foam is fairly simple. One part of the fabrication process is cutting. Cutting processes involve utilizing water jets, foam cutting blades, heat, and abrasion to cut the foam into a desired configuration. One process in particular is foam die cutting. The foam is placed into a die cutting machine, and once the foam material is in place, the die cuts the material by pushing through it. The material is released, from the machine, and the die cut piece and leftover scraps are removed. Die cutting equipment can be purchase to enable businesses to die cut their materials in-house. Otherwise, companies can outsource these processes to a die cutting service.

Regardless of which foam material is cut and the method of cutting, there are some configurations that have to be formed by joining different pieces and binding them together with the help of adhesives. In joining together two foam components, both parts are co-sprayed, which causes immediate coagulation. This ensures that the coated surfaces can immediately bond, and that the porous surfaces will not be excessively penetrated by the adhesives. Water based contact bond adhesive is one type of adhesive that is used extensively in the automotive industry.

The basic structure of polyethylene foam is a group of ethylene chains that can be created with varying material properties and densities. These chains are connected by weak cell bonds, enabling the foam to be broken apart without much effort. The properties of the foam can be changed during the polymerization process with the use of different catalysts. The alteration of the foam’s properties make it better suited for certain applications. Since polyethylene foam is a non-abrasive material, it is widely used for the packaging and protection of goods during transportation, shipping, and storage.

In addition to these uses, polyethylene foam can be used for cushions for chairs and furniture. Due to its lightweight and buoyant properties, polyethylene foam can also be used for sports equipment, nautical equipment, and flotation devices. The foam is also highly resistant to moisture, and thus mildew, rot, and bacterial growth. Because polyethylene foam is highly resistant, the lifespan and reliability of a product can be expanded, and thus the costs of replacement, maintenance, and repair will be reduced.

Environmentalists have been concerned with foam products for years in regards to how easy it is to recycle foam. Like any plastic product, foam can take years to decompose. Fortunately, the recycling of foam is possible. The foam made for padding can be recycled and reused for products such as carpet padding. Recycled foam can be used for countless other applications, including novelty products, and packaging material. Polyethylene foam, in addition to other types of foam, is CFC-free, odorless, and recyclable. Therefore, this foam is a “green” solution in a time where environmentally friendly regulations and selections are becoming more and more important, especially for large scale processes. Polyurethane foam is among the most inexpensive artificially fabricated materials. It is an excellent material for shock and vibration absorption and dampening, insulation, and cushioning. This foam can also be used in certain applications to provide a wave absorbing material to reduce static. Since polyethylene foam is highly useful and versatile, the energy required to process the foam is worth the initial cost. Foam can be used to make sporting goods, gymnastic mats, packaging materials, and pool noodles. In addition to these applications, polyethylene foam can be found in industries such as flotation, packaging, aerospace, and appliances. One course of action that companies can take is to set up a recycling center within their facility, and they can charge a recycling fee for those who wish to drop off unwanted foam products. This recycling fee can save the company money by greatly reducing recycling costs.

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