Plastazote foam is a product used everyday; in swimming pools for floats and buoyancy aids, as waterslide mats, surfboards, pool toys, sleeping mats, gym and exercise mats. It is used as body protection for various sports, and as shoe insoles and helmet liners. It has important uses in health care as supports, orthopedic shoes, surgical splints and collars, as well as mobility equipment for the disabled. Theatres and film sets around the world use it to make stage props and set designs, costumes, masks and hats. Other applications are for sound and pipe insulation, gaskets, anti-vibration pads , buoys, fenders and oil booms, case inserts.
Flame retardant Plastazote, Static-Dissipative & Conductive Materials, DEF-STAN 81-116 & QX Grade Plastazote Foam. Nomenclatures.
Plastazote Foams are cross-linked closed cell polyethylene foams manufactured from a a wide range of polymer combinations to give increased rigidity, higher temperature resistance and improved mouldability. Application areas include packaging, display, protective, automotive, health care and construction. The inert qualities of Plastazote foam have led to its widespread worldwide use in healthcare applications.
Grade nomenclatures indicate polymer types and nominal density:
LD = low density polyethylene HD = high density polyethylene
MP = metallocene polyethylene PK = higher rigidity polyethylene
E.g. LD45 Black Plastazote is 45kg/m3 low density polymer polyethylene
LD50CN Black Plastazote is 50kg/m3 low density polymer conductive polyethylene
Additionally, the Plastazote materials are also manufactured as flame retardant, conductive and static dissipative grades. Suffixed FR and FM, the flame retardant Plastazotes meet a whole raft of standards including BS, DIN, EASA, ISO, FAA, FAR, FAA.JAR and FMVSS specifications. The flame retardant materials are widely utilised in the automotive, aerospace and construction industries.
Conductive grades, suffixed CN, and static dissipative grades, suffixed SD, combine all the general properties of the specific grade with reduced volume resistivity. They are used for a wide variety of applications including the storage protection and transport of electronic components and devices and EMC shielding.
Grade and colour availability of Plastazote foam.