How Differences Between XPE Foam And IXPE Foam?

- May 06, 2019-

Differences between XPE foam and IXPE foam

xpe foam

Made by high-temperature foaming after extrusion of the well-distributed blend of melted low-density polyethylene(LDPE), AC foaming agent and other powders.


ixpe foam

Made by high-temperature foaming after electron accelerator for irradiation, followed by extrusion of melted low-density polyethylene(LDPE), AC foaming agent and other powders. Compared with XPE foam, IXPE foam has more delicate cellular, more smooth ﹠flat surface, more excellent mechanical performance.


Both XPE foam and IXPE foam are produced by a freestyle continuous foaming material. The surface is bright and clean, pores closed, independent, well-distributed, waterproof.

As the closed cell polyethylene foam,it is a kind of widely used, the superior performance of foam plastic.


  • Process production


  • Features for both XPE and IXPE

1. Heat Insulation

 The single-foaming structure can reduce the loss of heat between air convections, suitable for making heat preservation pipes and boards. Good anti-dew capability, suitable for humid environments like refrigerators, air-conditioners, ice houses, etc.

2. Cushion Capability

 Semi-hard quality foams have good rebound capabilities after a strong impact, suitable for the packing of instruments, semiconductors, electronics, etc.

3. Sound Absorption

Good sound and noise absorption capability, suitable for sound absorption and insulation parts of automobiles, electro-motors and other equipment and environments with loud noises.

4. Shaping Capability

Good heat endurance and ductility capability with even density, suitable for making deep interior parts like shaping in a vacuum and hot environments, like the air conditioning vaporizing tank of automobiles, hot-shaped peak canopy of vehicles, shoes, etc.

5. Good chemical, oil, acid, and alkali durability capabilities:

It is safe and odorless, easy for machining and casting, and can be mixed with many other materials. It has a wide developing area as new environmentally-safe material.