Crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) is a high density closed cell foam characterized by a compact feel and resistance to water that enables the material to be fabricated, thermoformed or compression molded in many ways.
We carry a wide array of XLPE & EVA buns range from 1.5lb/ft3 to 15 lb/ft3 densities. They are available in charcoal, gray, white, natural, black, red, lime green, blue, yellow, and lavender. All materials are in stock for immediate shipment! Our XLPE and EVA buns meet FMVSS-302 requirement and are Reach and ROHS compliant.
Irradiated Crosslinked (XI)
Irradiated crosslinked polyethylene (XI) is crosslinked through irradiation. This method produces foam that is smoother and with smaller cells. It is more expensive than chemically crosslinked foam rolls.
Chemically Crosslinked (XE)
Chemically crosslinked polyethylene (XE) is crosslinked exactly how it sounds, by a chemical foaming agent (CFA). This produces foam that has slightly coarser cells and a bumpier surface, but XE foams provide more cost-effective solutions for your projects.
Worldwide Foam is proud to announce our agreement with Zotefoams in becoming their first and only North America Platinum Distributor. Zotefoams is the world’s market leading manufacturer of cross-linked polyethylene block foams. This partnership allows WF to provide readily available, chemical free, low VOC products to the North American marketplace. All of our 5 U.S. warehouses will maintain stock of over 40 Zotefoams products ready to ship.
The North American Distribution Partnership with Hutchison allows to be your direct source for Bulatex® EPDM foams, including semi-closed cell & soft to firm closed cell EPDMs. All Hutchison Bulatex® foams are produced in buns, which WF can skive to thickness or convert into master roll lengths.
Worldwide Foam carries a wide range of Elastomeric materials to support your complex applications. Our list of OEM foam products is one of the most diverse in the industry, due to the number of markets our North American fabrication customers serve. The materials we stock including neoprene, PVC, Nitrile, and EPDM.
Worldwide Foam is not a foam fabricator, however we do offer a variety of services to our customers as an added convenience. Please contact us for current stock and service availability.
Skiving is a horizontal splitting technique that uses a sharp knife to cut thin layers from larger buns to achieve desired thickness.
We offer an additional service to our network of fabricators. We can now heat laminate polyolefiin foams in our Elkhart, IN facility.
We can apply the pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) to both foam sheets and rolls at our headquarters warehouse in Elkhart, IN.