The Many Uses of Closed-Cell Polyethylene Foam

The Many Uses of Closed-Cell Polyethylene Foam

The Many Uses of Closed-Cell Polyethylene Foam

When you look closely at closed-cell polyethylene foam, you’ll notice many thousands of air-filled bubbles encapsulated in a thin enclosure. You can’t access anything inside unless you peel away at the foam, but even then, it will still maintain its hardiness. That’s what makes this foam so durable, shock absorbing, waterproof, and malleable. Few things in this world are both malleable and durable, which is why closed-cell polyethylene foam offers so many uses. Learn more about this dynamic foam below.

Thermal Insulation

Have you ever sat in your living room and suddenly felt a cold gust of wind making its way into your home despite the windows and doors being closed? That’s because your windows and doors likely weren’t entirely insulated. This is where closed-cell polyethylene foam can help you; it’s perfect as a thermal insulator. The foam offers the perfect mixture of malleability and structure to ensure no air makes its way in or out.

Backing Rods

Closed-cell polyethylene foam is also a fantastic way to ensure your caulking lasts for the long haul. Often, if a gap is quite small, a simple caulk will work quite well in easily closing the space. However, for larger gaps, you may need some extra backing to enclose the space entirely and efficiently.

Custom Packaging

Another use of closed-cell polyethylene foam is for custom packaging. Foam sheets provide perfect shock absorption to protect items from any jostling in transit. They’re also thin, so they don’t take up too much space, getting the job done efficiently and competently. What’s more, given their malleability, they’re also incredibly easy to cut and mold, bending into any shape you need. The fact that you can easily cut this foam comes in handy when your package has random empty spaces you need to fill.

If you need construction foam for your next project, Honor Trading Company is here to help you. We have backer rods, foam sheet rolls, and pipe covers in various sizes to fit your every construction need.

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