This is closed cell polyethylene foam has been chemically cross linked. It combines a smooth aesthetic feel with superior physical and chemical properties than standard polyethylene foam. This foam is available in a wide range of densities and is available in over 40 different colors. It is available in anti-static, conductive, and fire retardant formulations.
This foam can be water-jet cut, cnc routed, laminated, thermoformed, and pressure-formed.
Volara is afine-celled, irradiation crosslinked foam that offers aesthetic appeal as well as an outstanding range of performance characteristics. Its smooth surface, excellent consistency, gauge control, superior physical and chemical properties, low water absorption and vapor transmission make Volara a versatile, dependable solution for a host of demanding applications.
|G||Flexible, superior resilience||EVA||G200|
|L||Standard grade, resiliency, excellent buoyancy, good thermal insulator||PE||L200, L300, L380|
|L600, L800, L1000|
|LS||Continues certain fire retardant properties||PE||LF200|
|LS||Recovery from compression, high coefficient of friction||PE alloy||Type LS|
|M||Good shock absorber, increased temperature stability compared to L200||PE||M200, M300, M380|
|MS||Firmest S type at a given density, recovery from compression||PE alloy||Type MS|
|T||Flexibility, superior resiliency, toughness||EVA||T200, T300, T380|
|T600, T800, T1000|
|T1200, T1600, T2200|
|TS||Softest and most conformable, recovery from compression, resilient||EVA alloy||Type TS|
YoungBoard® is a semi-rigid, chemically cross-linked polyethylene/EVA block-type foam with closed or open cell structure. It exhibits a fine, homogenous cell structure with excellent insulation, cushioning, and water-repellent properties. YoungBoard offers an impressive combination of smooth feel, variety of aesthetic colors, and printable surface for applications in toys, health care products, specialty packaging, flotation device, and sporting goods.
|Tensile Strength (psi)||3.41||59.7||35||78||121|
|Tear Strength (pli)||16.7||11.9||8||15||20|
|Compressive Strength @ 25% PSI (psi)||10.5||15||9||15||17|
|Compressive Strength @ 50% PSI (psi)||22.0||28.0||18||28||30|
|Compression Set (%)||2.2||1.8||1.5||1.5||1.8|
|Thermal Stability (%)||<-1.5||<-1.0||-1.4†||-0.7†||-0.1†|
|Thermal Conductivity (btu/hr/ft2 F)||0.26||0.27||0.26||0.27||0.31|
† 158° for 24 hours
Testing done according to ASTM-D3575 & ASTM-C177 (thermal conductivity) stnadard.
Test methods available upon request.
All data is typical. Not to be considered specification values.