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Polyethylene Foam is your solution to packaging, joining, mounting, gasketing, and sealing irregular surfaces.

  1. Key Features
  2. Specific Uses
  3. Narrow Web Flexographic Printing
  4. Mounting
  5. Packaging and Shock Absorption
  6. Laminating PE Foam
  7. Insulation & Construction
  8. Anti-Static Designs
  9. Floatation Devices

Adhesive and non-adhesive Polyethylene Foam is often your solution to packaging, joining, mounting, gasketing, and sealing irregular surfaces.
photo of windshield mirror used with Polyethylene Foam tape
Polyethylene Foam (PE Foam) has an outstanding dimensional stability and recovery characteristic that provides optimal cushioning protection against impact. It is ideal for cushion packaging, and it is used in many applications including computer, automotive, constriction, and recreation products. It is ideally suited as a component material in products requiring a shock absorbing, vibration dampening, insulation, barrier and/or buoyancy component.
Double Coated PE Foam Tapes can be precisely die-cut and pre-applied to the back of any shape. Ready to mount to a variety of surfaces. It is a perfect solution to applications involved in displays, electrical, electronics, entertainment, graphics, hospitality, and manufacturing

Key Features of Polyethylene (PE) Foam includes:

Excellent strength, resistance to creep under load, vibration and shock absorbency and water resistance characteristics. It is a cost-effective cushioning agent for packaging applications. The lightweight material is easily fabricated.

Specific Uses for PE Foam:

Packaging, surface protection, cold chain, automotive, sports & leisure, void fill, medical, construction, military, blocking & bracing, floor underlayment, recreational, agriculture, archery target.

Narrow Web Flexographic Printing and PE Tape

Streamline your plate mounting tape and reduce inventory with a simplified number of specs, ordered in an exact width. Avery Dennison’s Fas-Flex Plate Mounting Tape Portfolio for narrow web flexographic printers has improved overall efficiency —all while delivering a crisper image. Avery reports a customer’s press can be run 10 percent faster with Fas-Flex, while avoiding the vibrations, gear marks, banding and chatter that often occurs with competitor’s tape. Work with Can-Do Tape to obtain Avery’s Fas-FlexTM 8615S, Fas-FlexTM 8615M, and Fas-FlexTM 8615H

Check out the below video to see how Avery Dennison Fas-Flex plate mounting tapes for narrow web flexographic printing are designed to help you operate your press more efficiently and easily.

 

Mounting with Adhesive PE Foam

For bonding rough or irregular surfaces, 3M™ Double Coated Foam Tapes fill gaps and distribute stress uniformly over the bonded area.
Used for indoor general purpose mounting and joining applications involving irregular surfaces such as signs, nameplates, plaques, the point of purchase and other displays and mounting plastic hooks, racks and dispensers.  
The 3M Double Coated Polyethylene Foam Tapes are available in black or white, closed-cell, polyethylene foam carrier. It is formulated for more hard to bond surfaces. The unique rubber adhesive system provides quick stick and conforms to irregular and low surface energy (LSE) materials.
Polyethylene Foam Tapes combine a rubber-based adhesive with a conformable closed cell foam. The rubber based adhesive provides a good initial bond to a variety of surfaces. Polyethylene Foam Tape is available in a variety of widths and thicknesses.
3M double coated tapes offer speed, strength and improved aesthetics to your mounting application. Instead of mechanical fasteners such as screws, bolts and studs, double coated tapes leave no puncture holes. Our tapes can be easily applied by hand or with a dispenser, with no special application equipment required for a firm bond.
3M Double Coated Polyethylene Foam Tape 4462 is a polyethylene foam tape known for its high ultimate adhesion and reliable performance across many surfaces. One of its noted features is its ability to conform to irregular and low surface energy substrates. It provides high ultimate adhesion to many plastics and is formulated for demanding indoor and general purpose mounting and bonding applications. Common uses include decorative trim, nameplates and other general purpose mounting applications

 

Packaging and Shock Absorption with PE Foam and Rubber Adhesive

If an object is shipped or has several opportunities to be dropped, you should consider using PE foam due to its durability and superior resiliency.
The unique properties of the foam can be used to create a wide range of innovative packaging designs. It provides a high-performance and cost-effective packaging solution. PE foams are easily converted into custom solutions using traditional fabrication techniques.
Polyethylene foam is a medium weight to a high-density material that provides excellent protection for products that has average fragility, to low fragility rates. When this material is compressed and then released, it returns to its original form. PE absorbs shock and condenses at a slower pace to prevent your product from coming to a short and abrupt stop. This material also allows you to use less foam in more strategic places when protecting objects or products in smaller spaces.

 

Laminating PE Foam

Polyethylene foam is often laminated to meet the needs of customers who require a thick foam with extra protection.

Photo of Laminated Polyethylene Foam
Laminated polyethylene foam (PE) is very resilient and used extensively in protective packaging. Laminated PE is durable, lightweight, flexible and provides excellent energy absorption and cushioning. Laminating Polyethylene delivers an excellent product for multi-use and returnable applications. Applications include endcaps, corner pads and blocking and bracing. Custom laminated PE foam for product protection will meet the demands of your shipping environment. While laminating PE adhesive foam, it can also be fabricated into various shapes and sizes and often available in multiple colors. Polyethylene foam is also is available in anti-static solutions to protect sensitive electronic applications.

 

Insulation & Construction Foam

Polyethylene foam is excellent for insulating objects. Its flexibility allows for it to bend and insulate at the same time. Straight or flexible pipe insulation is a great example of PE insulating a product. The possibilities with PE foams are endless. For example, PE can be laminated to cloth material to create flexible soft coolers. PE foam can also be used to insulate an area that is exposed to solvents and other petroleum products. The material can also protect your product from undesirable temperatures.

 

Anti-Static Designs with PE Foam

PE foams with anti-static properties can be used to create trays, cushions and other packaging designs for sensitive electronic equipment.

 

PE Foam as Floatation Devices

There are thousands of floating device and toys that are manufactured using this material. Everyone is familiar with the swimming noodle, lifesavers and ski belts and how well they float. Floatation is also a valuable quality that is perfect for packaging. If a packaged product will be around water, it is best if that product would not sink if involved in an accidental incidence.

 

Flexible PE foam and PE foam tapes are ideal solutions for irregular surfaces and often speeds up the mounting process and achieves a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Can-Do Tape will design and deliver a PE foam solution to meet your sensitive needs in a cost-effective manner.

You don’t need to be an expert in pressure-sensitive tapes to find the right one for your application. Our expert team with over 100 years of combined experience with adhesive tape, non-adhesive products, product development, and manufacturer engineering, is able to assist in designing products that exceed your expectations.

Call us today to speak with a sales representative to start building your customized PE foam solution. 1-800-643-1775

 

 


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