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What is EPE Foam?

What is EPE Foam made of?

EPE foam, or Expanded Polyethylene foam is a thermoplastic resin. It is made by applying heat and pressure accompanied by a blowing agent in an autoclave. It’s due in part to this process, that gives EPE the abilities of being heated and cooled, allowing it to be be formed into different shapes, profiles and parts. This is one of many reasons why EPE Foam is on of the most widely used plastics in manufacturing.

It’s also a harmless, colourless and a tasteless product. Popularly used for packaging goods due to its light weight, durability, and ability to absorb shock.

Another reason EPE is so popular, is due to the fact that is it 100% recyclable. This is why it has high thermal resistance and ability to maintain its chemical structure, even after being subject to high heat, EPE can be reprocessed and repurposed several times over. 

EPE Foam is produced by extruding LDPE (Low density polyethylene) plastic which is melted inside a screw extruder.

How EPE Foam is made

EPE Foam is produced by extruding LDPE (Low density polyethylene) plastic which is melted inside a screw extruder. The extruder maintains a temperature of between 100 ~ 200 Degrees Celsius melting the solid LDPE plastic pellets and mixing it with additional ingredients such as blowing and nucleating agents, pigments, antistatic agents, etc.

Sheet and other profiles are formed using dies that are attached to the end of the extruder which forms the required sheet or profile as it exits the EPE extruder.

Vitatex EPE Foam Factory

Foam EPE Foam goes by many names and varies by industry and country. The most common names for EPE in South Africa are: • Aerothene • Airothene • VitaThene

What are the uses of EPE Foam

EPE Foam is produced by extruding LDPE (Low density polyethylene) plastic which is melted inside a screw extruder. The extruder maintains a temperature of between 100 ~ 200 Degrees Celsius melting the solid LDPE plastic pellets and mixing it with additional ingredients such as blowing and nucleating agents, pigments, antistatic agents, etc.

Sheet and other profiles are formed using dies that are attached to the end of the extruder which forms the required sheet or profile as it exits the EPE extruder.

EPE Foam is produced by extruding LDPE (Low density polyethylene) plastic which is melted inside a screw extruder. The extruder maintains a temperature of between 100 ~ 200 Degrees Celsius melting the solid LDPE plastic pellets and mixing it with additional ingredients such as blowing and nucleating agents, pigments, antistatic agents, etc.

Sheet and other profiles are formed using dies that are attached to the end of the extruder which forms the required sheet or profile as it exits the EPE extruder.

What are the advantages of EPE foam

  • Light weight
  • Non-irritant
  • Biologically inert
  • Fully recyclable
  • Shock absorbent
  • Good insulative properties
  • Dust, water, and wind resistance.
  • Non-toxic and food safe
  • Chemical resistant
  • UV resistant
  • CFC and HCFC free

What are the uses of EPE Foam

EPE Foam is used in varies industries across the globe. Her are only a few industries you can find EPE foam in manufacturing, production and transport. 

Furinture

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Furniture

EPE Foam is used in chairs, mattresses, and other furniture items to provide padding, structural support, and shape.

Agriculture

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Agriculture

EPE Foam is used for protection and packaging of fruits, vegetables, and flowers to protect them from bruising during storage and transportation.

Pharmaceutical

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Pharmaceutical

Glassware and Electronics. EPE Foam is extensively used as protective packaging for sensitive electronic equipment and fragile glassware.

Other

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Other

EPE is a versatile and easily worked product with many great advantages making it a useful product in many industries and for a wide range of applications.
What is non-woven Spunbond?

Non-woven spunbond is a type of fabric or material that is made from polypropylene fibers that are spun into a continuous fabric. It is different from traditional woven fabrics because the fibers are not interlaced, but instead are bonded together using heat, pressure, or chemicals.

What industries use non-woven Spunbond?

Non-woven Spunbond is used in a variety of industries, including:

  • Agriculture: Non-woven Spunbond is used in agriculture as a weed barrier, crop cover, and for seedling protection. It is also used in hydroponic systems and for packaging agricultural products.
  • Horticulture: Non-woven Spunbond is used in horticulture as a weed barrier, mulch, and for plant support. It is also used in greenhouse and nursery applications.
  • Construction: Non-woven Spunbond is used in construction as a geotextile, for erosion control, and as a moisture barrier. It is also used in roofing and flooring applications.
  • Medical textiles: Non-woven Spunbond is used in the medical industry for surgical gowns, drapes, and other medical textiles. It is also used in wound care and other medical applications.
What are the advantages of using non-woven Spunbond?

There are several advantages of using non-woven Spunbond, including:

  • Spunbond is strong and durable, which makes it suitable for a variety of applications.
  • Spunbond is breathable, which allows air and moisture to pass through it.
  • Spunbond is lightweight and easy to handle, which makes it easy to install and use.
Can Non-Woven Spunbond be recycled?

Yes, Non-Woven Spunbond can be recycled. It is made from polypropylene, which is a type of plastic that can be recycled and repurposed into new products.

What other applications does non-woven spunbond have?

Spunbond is used in a variety of industries, including agriculture, horticulture, construction, and medical textiles. It is also used in consumer products, such as bags, clothing, and home furnishings.

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South Africa, 6229

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We wish to notify all our valued customers that we will be closing on the 21st of December 2022 and reopening on the 11th of January 2023. Read more

We will therefore deliver stock up to the 20th of December 2022. Please note the following dates for last orders:

VitaSpun, (Spunbond)

Date : 25 November 2022

VitaThene Bonded Products (EPE)

Date : 30 November 2022

VitaThene Profiles, Sheets & Rolls

Date : 02 December 2022