How to Tell the Difference of XLPE Foam & IXPE Foam ?

//How to Tell the Difference of XLPE Foam & IXPE Foam ?

How to Tell the Difference of XLPE Foam & IXPE Foam ?

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.

What is the difference in XLPE foam & IXPE foam?

1.Outlook Checking

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.

3.Foam Size

Thickness,  the thinnest IXPE can be thin as 0.1 mm thick, which is used largely for the Foam Tape. and the thinnest XLPE Foam is about 3 mm.

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.

By |2020-05-08T10:45:34+08:00October 9th, 2019|PE Foam|Comments Off on How to Tell the Difference of XLPE Foam & IXPE Foam ?

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