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Minicell (or Micro) Polyethylene

This is the bun or block version of the tiny close celled structure material. This product comes in thicker increments but is limited to the length and wide dimension.


Understanding Minicell Foam

Minicell polyethylene foam, also known as micro polyethylene foam, is a high-performance product used extensively across various industries. Its versatility, combined with its unique properties, makes it an ideal solution for diverse uses.

Minicell is a closed-cell foam derived from polyethylene, a versatile and widely used type of plastic. It is called minicell due to its miniature, independent cells that work collectively to give the foam its unique characteristics. It is this structure that lends the foam its superior durability, flexibility, and resistance to water, making it a preferred choice in many applications.

Benefits of Minicell or Micro Polyethylene Foam

Minicell foam is highly prized for its unique properties and versatile nature. Whether it’s used for packaging delicate items, providing buoyancy in marine applications, or serving as a component in sports equipment, this material is a preferred choice for many industries. Here are some of the key benefits of minicell or micro polyethylene:

  • Durability: Minicell is known for its strong, rugged nature. Despite being lightweight, it offers superior durability, allowing it to withstand the test of time, resist wear and tear, and maintain its integrity even in challenging environments.
  • Impact Resistance: Thanks to its closed-cell structure, this foam has excellent impact resistance. It absorbs shocks effectively, protecting goods from damage during transportation or providing safety in sports and recreational equipment.
  • Buoyancy: The closed-cell structure also makes micro polyethylene foam inherently buoyant, making it a popular choice for marine and water-sport applications such as life vests, floatation devices, and kayak or canoe padding.
  • Insulation: Minicell provides thermal and sound insulation. It helps maintain temperature consistency and reduces noise transmission, making it ideal for use in industries ranging from construction to electronics.
  • Water and Chemical Resistant: This foam is resistant to water and various chemicals. This property not only adds to the foam’s lifespan but also expands its potential applications, especially in damp or corrosive environments.
  • Comfort and Support: Minicell is comfortable and supportive, making it a popular choice for padding in fitness equipment, sports gear, medical appliances, and more. Its soft texture combined with firm support enhances user comfort and aids in the prevention of strain or injury.
  • Easy to Use: The foam is flexible and easy to cut, carve, and shape into a variety of forms. This ease of manipulation allows manufacturers to customize the foam to suit a wide range of applications and specific needs.
  • Cost-Effective: In comparison to other types of foam, micro polyethylene foam is quite cost-effective. Its durability and longevity also mean less frequent replacement, leading to savings in the long run.

Versatile Applications of Minicell Foam

Due to its unique properties, minicell foam has applications in an array of industries:

  • Packaging: It is ideal for protective packaging, offering excellent shock absorption, and can be tailored to suit different shapes and sizes.
  • Marine Applications: Given its water-resistant properties, minicell is frequently used in flotation devices, water sports equipment, and marine padding.
  • Automotive Industry: The foam serves as an effective insulation and vibration dampener in vehicles.
  • Sporting Goods: Micro polyethylene foam is used in various sports equipment, such as helmets and padding, due to its shock-absorbing properties.
  • Healthcare: The foam is also used in healthcare for wound care applications and medical devices, thanks to its non-irritating and hypoallergenic properties.

Quality Minicell or Micro Polyethylene Foam

Reilly Foam is dedicated to delivering top-quality minicell foam to meet your specific needs. Our team recognizes the extensive utility of this versatile material and is devoted to ensuring you receive an optimal solution for your project.

Minicell or micro polyethylene foam is available from Reilly Foam in the form of buns or blocks, which offer the same quality, thickness, and dimension restrictions. It is produced by expanding it in a large mold, creating a bun or block of foam. While there are limitations on the length and width, our micro polyethylene foam is available in thicker increments and can be tailored to your specific needs.

Whether your needs for minicell are related to packaging, marine applications, other industries, or even bespoke projects, we have the foam products you need. Our extensive selection, coupled with our foam expertise, allows us to provide a broad range of solutions.

You can place your trust in Reilly Foam to provide superior minicell solutions. As a frontrunner in the foam industry, we are not just suppliers. We are partners, dedicated to helping you make your project a success. For more information about our minicell foam products, do not hesitate to contact us.

Shipping Policy: Shipping costs are already calculated within the product cost. All items will be shipped within 3-5 business days. If you have any issues, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately.


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