Bead Foam Technical Data

Applications include automotive, energy absorbing (EA) foams, fillers, plastics replacement, lightweight automotive interior components, packaging for consumer products, reusable packaging and dunnage.

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EPS

Expanded Polystyrene

Performance Features

Good strength, good first drop cushioning performance, excellent insulation value

Application Areas

Packaging for consumer electronics, appliances, toys, food service-cups, coolers, insulation-roof insulation, sheathing board

Arcel® Resins

Polyethylene/Polystyrene Copolymers

Performance Features

A balance of flexibility and strength, tough-puncture resistant, very good solvent resistance

Application Areas

Reusable packaging and packaging of heavyweight items, bulk pack trays and tote bins, water sports equipment

PP Resins

Expanded Polypropylene

Performance Features

High energy absorption, excellent cushioning over broad loading range, high service temperature

Application Areas

Protective packaging of high-value, fragile electronics, heat-resistant packaging, energy-absorbing automotive bumpers & components

PE Resins

Expanded Polyethylene

Performance Features

Resilient-very low permanent set, excellent multiple drop cushioning, high solvent resistance

Application Areas

Protective packaging of high-value, fragile electronics, solvent-resistant packaging, furniture, bedding & seating

Hi Heat Resins

Expanded Copolymers

Performance Features

High strength characteristics, moldable in very high densities, up to 10 pcf/160.kgm3, high service temperature-up to 250°F/121°C

Application Areas

Lightweight automotive interior components, building panels and solar panels, cabinetry

R-mer®

High Impact Expanded Polystyrene

Performance Features

Excellent Strength, excellent multiple drop cushioning performance, excellent insulation value

Application Areas

Packaging for consumer electronics, appliances and high-value items

Compressive Strength Comparison

Resilency Comparison

Service Temperature Comparison

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