Closed-Cell Cross-Linked Polyethylene Foam
Cross-linked polyethylene foam (also known as XLPE) is a closed-cell foam characterized by a compact feel and resistance to water. It has many of the same properties as polyethylene foam but also has the ability to protect class "A" surfaces and is consequently used extensively in the packaging of medical products and equipment.
Compression molding and thermoforming are common fabricating methods used when creating components, packaging and products from closed-cell cross-linked polyethylene foams. These fabrication methods provide a unique finish that is aesthetically pleasing while still providing the necessary cushioning and support required.
UFP Technologies designs and fabricates custom packaging, components, and products utilizing closed-cell cross-linked polyethylene foams.
Closed-cell cross-linked polyethylene foams are commonly used in the following applications:
- Medical device packaging
- Military grade tool control
- Orthopedic soft goods
- Athletic padding/helmet lining
- Protective case inserts