XLPE foam（XPE ） and IXPE Foam are quite similar , when receiving the high quality XLPE Foam, even someone in foam field cann’t tell the difference of XLPE Foam and IXPE Foam correctly.
Let me introduce some details for you to tell the same points and differences in XLPE Foam & IXPE Foam.
From the picture, we can the PE foam surface and foam Cross section.
Obviously the XLPE( XPE) foam surface is rough, and IXPE foam surface is much more smooth than XLPE foam.
2. Foam Technology
XPE(XLPE) foam and IXPE foam have different cross linked methods, XPE is chemical crosslinking, but IXPE foam is electronic crosslinking.
4.Foam Cost Comparsion
IXPE Foam need one more step than the XLPE foam during the production, and the XLPE foam can be directly go into the foam oven for foaming after coming out from extruder. so it’s is relatively higher cost than XLPE Foam.