XPE Foam Sheet Extrusion Line
XPE foamed sheet is used in wide range of applications, and USEON provide turnkey project solutions for XPE foam sheet manufacturing.
We can also provide various XPE / IXPE foamed sheet processing machinery.
If you plan to produce XPE foam, then let our leading experts help fulfill your goal in XPE foam production.
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Why Choose USEON
XPE (Polyethylene cross-linked foam) is a commonly used material and has many advantages such as high-cost performance, safety, and environmental protection. It is an internationally recognized new type of decoration and thermal insulation material.
Current markets include China, Europe, America, Middle East, and Southeast Asian markets.
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XPE, also known as chemically cross-linked polyethylene foam material, is a new type of environmental-friendly material, as it is non-toxic and odorless. XPE Foam has good resilience, hardness and thickness are easily adjusted, and is lightweight, making it the optimal solution in applications such as sound insulation, waterproof, heat insulation, and heat preservation. XPE does not contribute to the greenhouse effect and pollution atmosphere when it is incinerated.
Features of XPE
1. Thermal insulation
The fine independent bubble structure can effectively reduce the energy exchange caused by air convection and is suitable for making insulation pipes and insulation boards. It also has anti-condensation properties, making it extremely suitable for heat preservation materials in humid environments such as refrigerators, air conditioners, and cold storage.
2. Sound insulation
With sound insulation and noise reduction functions, it is suitable for use as sound insulation in airplanes, railway vehicles, automobiles, electric motors. It can also be used as sound insulation, and vibration reduction in building floors, walls, ventilation ducts, and sewer pipes.
It has strong heat resistance, good ductility, uniform density, and is polymorphic for vacuum forming and thermoforming. Therefore, it can be used for interior parts such as automobile air conditioning evaporator, automobile hot-pressed ceiling, automobile ventilation pipe, automobile sun visor, etc.. This also applies to materials for lining and shoe materials.
The material is semi-rigid foam and retains its function after strong impact. It is mostly used in precision instruments, semiconductor packaging and other fields. It can also be used in the production of sports protective products and leisure products, such as play mats, gymnastics, and yoga mats.
Application of XPE Foam Sheets
XPE has the above-mentioned characteristics and is used in a wide range of applications across our customer base.
- Car mats
- Children’s climbing mat
- 3D Wallpaper
- Gymnastics mat
- Sound insulation, such as floor sound insulation,
- Insulation Pipe, such as insulation and sound insulation of sewer pipes and ventilation pipes.
XPE Foam vs EPE Foam
XPE is chemically cross-linked polyethylene foam material, while EPE is physical foamed polyethylene.
Both XPE and EPE are odorless materials. The applications are similar.
Compared with EPE, XPE has some advantages:
- Higher strength, not easily damaged, longer shelf life
- Easy recovery of creases, better waterproof performance, non-slip properties
- The production process is safer. The physical blowing agent of EPE is butane (C4H10), which is flammable and explosive. Many EPE factories have had some safety accidents.
The disadvantage of XPE compared to EPE is that the price is a little more expensive.
XPE Foam vs EVA Foam
EVA foam and XPE foam have many applications in the same field. For example, EVA foam can be widely used in:
- Sole, insole
- Various packaging foamed articles
- Building and pipeline insulation
- Acoustic panels
- Automotive industry parts
When comparing EVA and XPE foam, XPE has the following advantages:
- XPE is odorless, ordinary EVA foam has a special odor, and odorless EVA foam is very expensive
- XPE is safer, XPE is relatively non-flammable, while EVA is flammable
- XPE has better resilience than EVA foam
- XPE is more environmentally friendly
This is especially important for applications such as climbing mats for children, where XPE offers the much safer option.
How to make 3D XPE Foam Wallpaper
To make XPE wall stickers, it is necessary carry out adhesive treatment, laminating treatment and hot-pressing treatment on the XPE foam sheet.
For these processing procedures we can also provide you with the equipment.