Cross Linked Polyethylene - 2LB

Cross Linked Polyethylene - 2LB


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Chemically cross-linked foam is an extremely fine-celled foam, ideal for projects and applications that require thicker foam. With a smooth, pleasant feel combined with superior physical and chemical properties, our cross-linked polyethylene 2LB foam is the solution for an array of applications that demand thicker sections of closed-cell material. With its closed-cell density, this strong and reliable foam works well commercially as thermal insulation, construction expansion joints, and industrial gaskets. It is also used as packaging and in flotation equipment, with its low moisture permeability and high buoyancy.

Cross Linked Polyethylene Foam 2LB Density is accepted for use in U.S. Coast Guard** approved devices. This acceptance is for materials 1/2 to 3 inches thick.

Colors Available!
White and charcoal are available in all sheet sizes since these are common choices. The colors blue, light green, light purple, light red, and yellow are available in full sheets only.

Custom Cutting is Available!
While we offer commonly needed sizes at the ready, we can also cut custom sizes of cross-linked polyethylene foam for any project. Please Contact Us for details.

  • Health Care: Medical packaging, orthopedic and prosthetic padding, wheelchair pads, suture counters
  • Transportation: Automotive anti-rattle pads, glass packaging, gaskets, marine buoys and bumpers, waterproof cushions
  • Building and Construction: Eaves filler strip, special application playground padding
  • Sports and Leisure: Kayak construction, toys, body armor, life jackets, personal watercraft seats, backpack shoulder straps
  • General Industrial: Appliance gaskets and insulation, artifact packaging, radar spacers, protective padding
  • Resilient
  • Excellent buoyancy
  • Good thermal insulator
  • Excellent strength and shock absorption
  • Low water absorption
  • Impervious to mildew, mold, rot, and bacteria
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Nontoxic and contains no CFCs, HCFCs, or hydrocarbon blowing agents
  • Similar to Minicel in USA, Alveolit in Europe, and Softlon in Japan and Australia

Physical Data Sheet: Cross Linked Polyethylene


IMPORTANT: U.S Coast Guard Approval
Use of the words "U.S. Coast Guard" on any literature or advertising of non-U.S. Coast Guard approved devices is prohibited.

Manufacturing Tolerances
Products may carry a size tolerance depending on the style and job. Please see our Tolerance Table.

Standard Sheet Sizes
Standard sheets of foam are cut slightly larger than the listed size to compensate for shrinkage during packaging, transit, and delivery. Sheets may contain rough edges.

Shipping 3" and 4" XPE
For thicknesses 3" and over, the 3-pack of 48" x 24" is cut down from 72" x 48" for shipping purposes. Contact Us for details.

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First purchase went way beyond expectations
Charles Kiyan | April 13th, 2020
I am very pleased with my first of what I am certain will be many purchases. Excellent prices. Easy to order. Excellent product. Packaging was incredible - Fitting into box as perfectly as it was done couldn't be easy. Looking forward to my next purchase.
KC | February 12th, 2020
I used a total of 60"x84" to put underneath my very tall mattress to get it higher off the wooden frame to make it easier to change sheets. This foam is absolutely perfect. Really easy to trim, doesn't squish or smell. Thank you!
Great Foam, incredible Price, Fast shipping
Davis | January 29th, 2020
I was preparing to get foam from an eBay dealer who was selling 5 sheets for over $300! I asked for recommendations and got recommended to foambymail. I saved a ton of money and they shipped it really quickly.
Works perfectly
Z Snow | November 20th, 2019
I'm part of a medieval combat society/LARP. We use this foam to pad our weapons and ensure we're not breaking each other. Works perfectly! Good hit, good foam strength, and relatively cheap!