Polyethylene Foam Gasket Material

Polyethlene Foam Gasket Material

General Properties of Polyethlene Foam:

Polyethylene is a plastic, most commonly used as a packing gasket, spacer, padding or packaging. It also has very good chemical resistance, it is long lasting and it is relatively cheap. It is available as solid sheet or a foam.

Is Polyethylene Foam the Best Material for My Application?

Polyethylene is a foamed plastic and is relatively rigid. The properties of the parent rubbers are outlined in the guide to rubbers. If you are unsure as to which material is best for your application then you can consult our gasket material selector.

Alternatively, we are always happy to offer technical help and advice and so if you require assistance then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Certification & Traceability:

Both certification and traceable certification can be supplied with your material, should it be required by you or your customer. Traceable certification lists the batch number and cure date/ manufacture date of the material. Please contact us to request certification at the time of order. Traceable certification cannot be retrospectively supplied on orders that have already been fulfilled.

We are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 quality approved.

Product Specification

  • Supplier = RAM Gasket Solutions
  • Condition = New
  • Thicknesses Available = (Typically) 1mm, 1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 6mm, 8mm.
  • Sheet Size Available = (Typically) 1M x any multiple up to 10M. Sheets 1M x 10M.

Product Technical Details

As a general rule, polyethylene foam is highly resistant to the following chemicals,

  • Acetatic acid
  • Amonium hydroxide 30%
  • Calcium hydroxide 30%
  • Diethylene glycol
  • Ethylene glycol
  • Ethanol 100%
  • Glycerin
  • Glycol
  • Hydrogen peroxide 30%
  • Mercury
  • Methanol
  • Potassium hydroxide 30%
  • Sodium hydroxide 30%

Used as packing, insulation, packing gasket materials, in many strong chemical environments.

Customer Service

We are happy to answer any questions that you might have about this product. Please contact us for more information.


Orders are processed as quickly as possible and are dispatched on a next day U.K. carrier, or by first-class post. Please allow a few days for delivery of your order.

International deliveries can be arranged for you. Additional shipping costs can be quoted on request.

Returns Policy

While every effort will be made to fulfil your order correctly, if for any reason you do not receive the correct goods then please contact us and we will be happy to correct your order.