Cross Linked Polyethylene Physical Data Sheet

Product General and Technical Information
Date: 10/3/2017 Name: Cross-Linked Polyethylene Foam
General Information
Cross Linked Polyethylene Foam is a good-quality foam with a firm feel. Common applications can be found Here.

Property Test Method 2.0 LB 3.0 LB 4.0 LB 6.0 LB

Density (LB/Cubic Ft.)

ASTM D3575

2

3

4

6

Tensile Strength (PSI)

ASTM D3575

55.4

70.4

99.0

137

Tear Strength (lbf/in)

ASTM D3575

12.5

17.7

21.8

30.1

Elongation at Break (%)

ASTM D3575

290

319

306

268

Shore Hardness (00 or A)

ASTM D2240

50 / 00

58 / 00

71 / 00

27 / A

Compression Deflection ASTM D3575        
25% (PSI) 8.2 10.5 21.2 25.2
50% (PSI) 17.1 19.8 31.8 37.7
Compression Set ASTM D3575        
25%, 1/2 hr (% Max) 18 --- 10.0 9
25%, 24 hr (% Max) 7 --- 3.5 3
50%, 1/2 hr (% Max) 42 32 28.5 23
50%, 24 hr (% Max) 16 13 12.5 11

Working Temperature Range (°F)

Internal

-76 / 194

-94 / 194

-76 / 194

-76 / 194

Water Absorption, 7 days % Vol (max)

Internal

1

1

1

1

Thermal Conductivity,
176°F (80°C)
(BTU·in/hr·Sq.Ft·°F)

ASTM C177

0.26

---

---

---

Flammability, >1/4" (4"/min)

FMVSS302

PASS

PASS

PASS

PASS

Thermal Stability,
24hrs at 158°F (70°C)(%)

ASTM D3575

2

2

2

2


2.0LB Cross-Linked Polyethylene
Density (LB/Cubic Ft.) ASTM D3575 2
Tensile Strength (PSI) ASTM D3575 55.4
Tear Strength (lbf/in) ASTM D3575 12.5
Elongation at Break (%) ASTM D3575 290
Shore Hardness (00 or A) ASTM D2240 50 / 00
Compression Deflection ASTM D3575  
25% (PSI) 8.2
50% (PSI) 17.1
Compression Set ASTM D3575  
25%, 1/2 hr (% Max) 18
25%, 24 hr (% Max) 7
50%, 1/2 hr (% Max) 42
50%, 24 hr (% Max) 16
Working Temperature Range (°F) Internal -76 / 194
Water Absorption, 7 days % Vol (max) Internal 1
Thermal Conductivity,
176°F (80°C)
(BTU·in/hr·Sq.Ft·°F)
ASTM C177 0.26
Flammability, >1/4" (4"/min) FMVSS302 PASS
Thermal Stability,
24hrs at 158°F (70°C)(%)
ASTM D3575 2
3.0LB Cross-Linked Polyethylene
Density (LB/Cubic Ft.) ASTM D3575 3
Tensile Strength (PSI) ASTM D3575 70.4
Tear Strength (lbf/in) ASTM D3575 17.7
Elongation at Break (%) ASTM D3575 319
Shore Hardness (00 or A) ASTM D2240 58 / 00
Compression Deflection ASTM D3575  
25% (PSI) 10.5
50% (PSI) 19.8
Compression Set ASTM D3575  
25%, 1/2 hr (% Max) ---
25%, 24 hr (% Max) ---
50%, 1/2 hr (% Max) 32
50%, 24 hr (% Max) 13
Working Temperature Range (°F) Internal -94 / 194
Water Absorption, 7 days % Vol (max) Internal 1
Thermal Conductivity,
176°F (80°C)
(BTU·in/hr·Sq.Ft·°F)
ASTM C177 ---
Flammability, >1/4" (4"/min) FMVSS302 PASS
Thermal Stability,
24hrs at 158°F (70°C)(%)
ASTM D3575 2
4.0LB Cross-Linked Polyethylene
Density (LB/Cubic Ft.) ASTM D3575 4
Tensile Strength (PSI) ASTM D3575 99.0
Tear Strength (lbf/in) ASTM D3575 21.8
Elongation at Break (%) ASTM D3575 306
Shore Hardness (00 or A) ASTM D2240 71 / 00
Compression Deflection ASTM D3575  
25% (PSI) 21.2
50% (PSI) 31.8
Compression Set ASTM D3575  
25%, 1/2 hr (% Max) 10.0
25%, 24 hr (% Max) 3.5
50%, 1/2 hr (% Max) 28.5
50%, 24 hr (% Max) 12.5
Working Temperature Range (°F) Internal -76 / 194
Water Absorption, 7 days % Vol (max) Internal 1
Thermal Conductivity,
176°F (80°C)
(BTU·in/hr·Sq.Ft·°F)
ASTM C177 ---
Flammability, >1/4" (4"/min) FMVSS302 PASS
Thermal Stability,
24hrs at 158°F (70°C)(%)
ASTM D3575 2
6.0LB Cross-Linked Polyethylene
Density (LB/Cubic Ft.) ASTM D3575 6
Tensile Strength (PSI) ASTM D3575 137
Tear Strength (lbf/in) ASTM D3575 30.1
Elongation at Break (%) ASTM D3575 268
Shore Hardness (00 or A) ASTM D2240 27 / A
Compression Deflection ASTM D3575  
25% (PSI) 25.2
50% (PSI) 37.7
Compression Set ASTM D3575  
25%, 1/2 hr (% Max) 8
25%, 24 hr (% Max) 3
50%, 1/2 hr (% Max) 23
50%, 24 hr (% Max) 11
Working Temperature Range (°F) Internal -76 / 194
Water Absorption, 7 days % Vol (max) Internal 1
Thermal Conductivity,
176°F (80°C)
(BTU·in/hr·Sq.Ft·°F)
ASTM C177 ---
Flammability, >1/4" (4"/min) FMVSS302 PASS
Thermal Stability,
24hrs at 158°F (70°C)(%)
ASTM D3575 2


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