Ecological polyethylene foam! We are pleased to announce that FOAMFACTORY has introduced two new foams to its product offer. The first foam is Expanded PE - foamed polyethylene, EPE 100% recyclable, containing recycled raw materials. The second is PE foam, which is made exclusively of recycled materials and can be recycled again. The foams have appropriate tests and certificates, thanks to which we are able to prove the actual environmental performance of our products. We invite you to familiarize yourself with the new products!
FoamFactory on FOAM EXPO EUROPE!
Representatives of our company will have the opportunity to participate in the International Fair FOAM EXPO EUROPE on 10-12 September in Stuttgart, Germany. FOAM EXPO EUROPE is the largest trade fair in Europe with over 200 companies dealing in plastics processing, including polyethylene foams in which our company specializes.
It is a very prestigious event, the largest for the industry in Europe. It attracts representatives of all companies associated with the plastics industry from manufacturers by companies reworking materials after end customers whom we invite you to participate. We invite you to contact us at the fair!
The new CNC plotter is here!
In order to meet the expectations of our customers, we have added a new CNC plotter with the largest field of work available on the market to our machinery!
From now on it is easy to create elements with dimensions of up to 3 meters in a single machining operation.
Thanks to the reliable Mitsubishi control system and the bipartite system, the modern CNC plotter is able to produce products faster and provide our customers with their products on time.
We invite you to try our new machinery!
What is CNC?
CNC milling is one of the types of material processing to give the material precise shape, size and characteristics. In the past, when working with metal or other materials, a group of skilled craftsmen had to work which, under the watchful eye of the person supervising their work, did all the work by hand. This has changed dynamically with the development of technology, including robotics. Now the programmers and operators monitor the entire machining process.
At first glance, the whole process does not look very complicated
but properly programmed devices offer the ability to perform routers with accuracy, which would not be possible with conventional machine tools. Exactly for this precedure systems are used for precision milling and lathe machining.
CNC technology considerably facilitates and accelerates series production,
why it is used in many industrial production companies – in popular industries such as automotive, electronics, aviation, packaging, but increasingly also in artists. It consists in the introduction of all the settings in the computer program (this is the most time-consuming part of the process), whereby further production steps are carried out fully automatically and repeatably. The application of the CNC method primarily leads to a much faster order execution as well as the agreement of the cutting accuracy with the project assumptions on a very high level.
Types of foam
There is a wide range of polyethylene foams available on the market, therefore you should learn more about their properties and their application.
PE foam – Non-crosslinked polyethylene foam is often used in the manufacture of packaging. It has properties similar to Styrofoam – it does not absorb water and does not leak air, and it also has heat-insulating properties. It is very recyclable.
XPE foam – chemically crosslinked foam that is often used instead of standard PE foam. Insulates perfect noise, but also temperature or water. It is flexible, lightweight and insensitive to damage. It works well in construction.
EVA foam – characterized by a smooth and pleasant to the touch surface.
Can be used wherever the appearance of foam is important – available in many colors. Used in the production of sports mats or puzzles for children.
EPDM foam – Extremely resistant to weathering and impact, has good sealing and insulating properties. It is used in the automotive industry as well as in the production of vibration-damping and non-slip coverings.
ESD foam – used to package and store components that are sensitive to electrostatic discharge. It allows distributing the generated loads.