XLPE foam packaging and interior dunnage inserts
XLPE is a type of very smooth PE crosslink foam (the cells are closely tied together for an increased resistance), which offers an excellent protection to impact and vibrations, and absorbs the shocks. The cell structure is compact, evenly (the density of closed cells is high), has a nice touch, is a good thermo isolator, is resistant to humidity, oils or solvents, to molds or bacteria, and protects against scratches.
It can be produced also as version with permanent or antistatic (limited time) ESD properties.
It is suited to pack and protect the products which are very sensitive to scratches or just fragile in general, like the auto components, military range equipment, medical items, components for high precision devices.
There can be produced separators, protections for the walls of various packaging, buffer protections, corners, inserts for sample and presentation boxes.
Due to its high resistance, XLPE foam is mostly suited for applications where the thickness of the separators or protections needs to be a little bit higher, but in these situations the light weight property helps also, so the transport costs can be maintained at advantageous levels, or even decreased.
XLPE separators can be used as single material for multilayer inserts in boxes, or they can be sticked on cellular polypropylene sheets to fix the pieces.
The insert zones can be cut or cropped straight or in angle, which increases a lot the internal space use ratios, of the boxes or containers.
The products can be placed in a single row if the application does not allow it, but due to the resistance to vibrations and the high level of shock absorption, XLPE foam helps in placing multiple layers of products in one single packaging, without compromising them.