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The difference between XPE/IXPE foam and PVC foam

What is PVC foam?
PVC foam, English name Polyvinyl Chloride Foam, is a foam material made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride).

PVC foam has the characteristics of flame retardant, waterproof and moistureproof, heat preservation, shockproof buffer, acid and alkali resistance, oil resistance, etc. It is mainly used in rail transit, tape and other industries.

What is XPE foam material?
XPE foam and IXPE foam are new environmentally friendly polymer materials. Compared with PVC foam, XPE and IXPE foam materials are more environmentally friendly, safer, odorless, and have better mechanical properties, stronger, more durable, and moisture-proof. , Good heat preservation and sound insulation effect. XPE foam is commonly used in construction, automobile, sports, packaging and air conditioning industries, such as car mats, floor mats, moisture-proof mats, archery targets, baby crawling mats, etc.

Which is better, PVC foam or XPE foam?
The main raw material of PVC foam is oligovinyl chloride. The foam contains chlorine, which is halogen-containing foam, which is not environmentally friendly. Many countries have banned the application of halogen-containing foam, so the application range of PVC foam is limited. PVC foam has good flame-retardant properties and can meet the FMVSS 302 standard, which is the combustion test standard for interior materials of vehicle compartments. Therefore, PVC foam can be used in transportation rail related products.

XPE foam has better environmental performance and is recognized as an environmentally friendly foam material. It has been widely used in construction, automobile, packaging, sports, air conditioning and heat preservation industries.

PE foam (polyethylene foam), that is, polyethylene foam, is a foam product made from PE raw materials through foaming. PE foam has good thermal insulation properties. In addition, PE foam has good cushioning and shock absorption performance, good weather resistance, and good aging resistance. It has been widely used in various aspects such as agricultural industry, automotive electronics and civilian use. According to the different foam molding process, PE foam is divided into EPE, XPE, IXPE, etc., each of which has its own characteristics.

Common types of PE foam: XPE (chemical crosslinked) IXPE (irradiated crosslinked)

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The use of PE foam
PE foam, the production base materials are all non-toxic high molecular polymers, using foaming agent or ion irradiation to act on the raw materials, so that PE (polyethylene) will be cross-linked to change the original structure of the base material, thus forming The net-shaped independent closed-cell cell structure makes the product surface smooth, excellent in resilience, and high in mechanical strength; it has excellent heat insulation, waterproof and moisture resistance; improved aging resistance and chemical corrosion resistance; stable volume and high sound insulation performance. PE foam can be subjected to secondary molding processes such as compounding, bonding, and cutting.

Suitable for PE foam processing technology
Blister molding:
Heat the mold, then put the sheet or coil material into the mold, evacuate the air, and cool the shape.
Punching process:
Using hydraulic punching machine, CNC engraving machine, etc., the material is punched into the shape required by the customer.
Laminating process:
Use PE (polyethylene) as the medium to compound different materials with PE foam

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Major PE Foam market players included in this market are:

Sing Home
Sansheng Industry
QIHONG
JINGKE SHIYE
CYG TEFA
RUNSHENG
Zhangqiu Jicheng
Zhjiang Jiaolian
HengshiJucheng Rubber
Zhejiang Wanli
Great Wall Rubber
Runyang Technology
Hengshui Yongsheng
Fullchance Rubber Sheet
Sanhe Plastic Rubber
Hengshui Rubber Company Limited

 

CYG TEFA is the earliest PE foam manufacturing with scale production in China since 2002.Mainly produce XPE FOAM,IXPE FOAM,IXPP FOAM and ESD PRODUCT(Foam type: PE/EVA/PU/EPE/PP Plastic).Annual production capacity is about 6000 tons.2 bases one in Shen zhen and an other in Huzhou,with total 17 production lines.CYG Management control system: Kingdee / OA / Oracle.CYG have a professional team and technology.More than 30 R&D staff.Through the great variety of our products we provide people with a warm and quiet home and working environment.

 

Global PE Foam Market segmentation: By Product Type Analysis

IXPE
XPE
EPE

Global PE Foam Market segmentation: By Application

Automobile industry
Home appliance field
Packaging
Engineering field
Sports
Other

 

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Polyethylene (PE) resin is a crystalline polymer with a linear structure. When it is heated and melted, the force between macromolecules is very small, and the temperature range of the high elastic state is very narrow. When the resin is melted, the melt viscosity is low, so it foams. When the decomposition gas of the blowing agent is not easily maintained in the resin, it is difficult to control the foaming process; PE has high crystallinity and fast crystallization speed, and a large amount of heat of crystallization is released from the molten state to the crystalline state, plus the heat capacity of the molten PE Larger, it takes a long time to cool to a solid state, which is not conducive to maintaining the gas during the foaming process. In addition, PE resin has a high gas permeability, among which low-density polyethylene (LDPE) is more easily permeable to gas than high-density polyethylene (HDPE). These factors will promote the escape of foaming gas.
In order to overcome the above shortcomings, it is usually necessary to cross-link the molecules to form a partial network structure to increase the viscosity of the resin and slow down the tendency of the viscosity to decrease with the increase of temperature, that is, to adjust the viscoelasticity of the resin to meet the foaming requirements.
Polyethylene foam can be divided into two types: cross-linked and non-cross-linked. Cross-linked PE foam is divided into two processes: radiation cross-linking and chemical cross-linking. If it is classified according to the external pressure when the blowing agent is decomposed, it can be divided into normal pressure foaming and pressure foaming.
The development of foamed polyolefin materials has always been a hot spot of research. Compared with the traditional foaming materials of PS and PU foams, the development history of polyolefin foaming materials such as PE and polypropylene (PP) is shorter.
In 1941, a patent from DuPont of the United States proposed the preparation of PE foam, which opened the prelude to PE foam. Later, the Callent Cable Construction Company and other companies also obtained patents for the preparation of PE foam. In 1955, DuPont of the United States produced low-foaming PE. In 1958, the Dow Chemical Company of the United States first adopted the non-crosslinking extrusion foaming method to realize the industrial production of high-foaming PE foam. At present, most of the high-foaming PE in the United States is still produced by this method. In the early 1960s, Japanese companies such as Sanwa Chemical Industry, Furukawa Electric and Sekisui Chemical successively developed and developed cross-linked high-foaming PE, and started producing high-foaming PE products in 1965. At present, most manufacturers are based on the technology developed in Japan. Europe began to produce cross-linked PE foam materials from about the 1970s.

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New Material IXPP foam for Automotive Interiors

There are two commonly used plastics for automotive interiors: general-purpose plastics (PVC foam, PE foam, PP foam) and engineering plastics (PA, ABS, PC). The current PE materials have poor weather resistance, are sensitive to environmental stress, are prone to aging, and have insufficient heat resistance. Ideally, low-density polyethylene foam materials should be used at 80°C, and high-density polyethylene foam materials should be used at 110°C. In order to better meet process requirements and reduce the weight of materials, IXPP foam was developed.
IXPP is made of polypropylene (PP), AC foaming agent, etc., mixed and extruded, irradiated by an electron accelerator, and foamed at high temperature.

IXPP foam performance:
It has good thermal stability (use temperature can reach 130℃);
It has good mechanical properties such as toughness, tensile strength and impact strength;
IXPP material is environmentally friendly and low VOC (with industry test report).

The main application occasions of IXPP foam:
Car Dashboard,
Car Door panels,
Car Console,
Car Decorative surface,

IXPP foam material advantages:
60% lighter than ordinary materials

Compared with PVC foam material, the CO₂ index of PP foam material is improved by more than 40%;

Suitable for application processes with thermal stability up to 120°C;

High processing technology and high processing efficiency;

Compared with TPO foam, it has better scratch resistance and compression recovery.

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XPE is Polyethylene chemically cross-linked foaming material

At present, there are two process routes: molding method and continuous extrusion method. The production of  XPE foam by the molding method is intermittent and cannot be produced continuously. The product is piece by piece, not a continuous product. The foaming ratio is low, the density is large, the product thickness is single, and the thin product cannot be formed at one time.
Changyuan Tefa adopts continuous extrusion production, horizontal continuous foaming production, advanced production technology, the product does not cause environmental pollution during the production process, and the product has good chemical and physical properties, such as a wide range of foaming magnification (currently Our company can produce a variety of products between 3-40 times to meet the different needs of customers), low density, thin thickness, can be produced in 2mm-12mm one-time molding, smooth surface, high elasticity, high toughness, easy to two Secondary processing, more extensive uses.