(6) Sound insulation: Closed-cell foam, good sound insulation capability.
(7) Application: Widely used in puzzles, resting cushions, children's toys , medium and shoes material ,compound floorboard ,craftwork decoration sand ,shoe material , packing lining ,curtain wall and so on .
Correctly foamed polyethylene has a structure of small regular cells. Due to this factor it has a high heat and sound insulation capacity and excellent shock absorbing capability. The building-, packaging- and automotive industry and
the producers of sports- and leisure articles are happy to utilise these excellent properties. PE foams can be produced
in any colour desired. Children highly appreciate the colourful fun toys for swimming pools and three-dimensional puzzles. Their parents and grand parents are more charmed by the comfort of garden seat cushions and knee protectors.
As a result of the excellent heat insulation, PE foams are used for the insulation of central heating pipes. For the same reason and also for the sound absorption it is used on concrete floors under tiles- or parquet floors. Again for it sound absorption and heat insulation PE foam sheets are used in buildings as roof insulation, which is growing in popularity
over the last years; so in homes and offices, PE is showing it face more and more.
Also in the packaging industry we see the use of PE foam. Due to the high shock absorbing capability, fragile glasswork, TV set, audio setsand printers are wrapped in PE foam sheet and in preformed foam blocks.
The producers of sports- and leisure articles have also noticed that PE foam easily intercepts the blows. (Ice) Hockey players, ice- and roller skaters and skiers are enjoying the comfort of knee-, shin-, elbow- and head protectors to increase their resilience. On top of that we find PE foam in swimming pools, in childrens playgrounds, on camping sites, etc where it is used in surf boards, toys, puzzles and camping mats.
The car interior is also covered with a PE foam layer. The automotive industry heats the foamed PE sheets and moulds them in the desired shape to cover the dashboards, door panels, consoles, boot interiors and handgrips. Finally a part of the PE foam in cars is unvisible?as it is used as double-sided adhesive tapes for the fixing of spoilers, rear and front lights, body side protective mouldings, emblems and mirrors.