We are pleased to show you the latest foam sample made from Alemo’s extruder with the goal to produce a recyclable phisically foamed polyethylene foam (EPE) with similar properties to a non-recyclable chemically cross-linked polyethylene foam (XPE).
The photo is showing a comparison between recyclable EPE foam sample and non-recyclable XPE foam sample.
Recyclable EPE foam with stronger and more durable cell structure is supposed to replace an important part of XPE foam market in the future. Final customers are focussing more and more on the circular economy and thus toward development of sustainable foam products. Last but not least, the production costs of EPE foam are lower compared to XPE foam.