26.April 2018

Self-adhesive foams for individual applications

A brief overview of PE, PU (PUR) & EPDM foams

With the commisioning of the new storage and production area, we were able to significantly expand our range of technical foams. In addition to a large number of different foam qualities, it is now also possible to offer adhesive systems tailored to individual requirements. Die-cut moulded parts in different geometries with internal punching and/or so-called "gripping" are also possible.

 

Your advantages of Krückemeyer foams at a glance

Production of individual geometries

Large selection of adhesives

Adhesive on one & both sides

Small series

Frequent applications with foams in general

in general liquids, temperatures and noises can be included or excluded with foams!

Here are a few applications examples:

  • Sealing when foaming the interior and exterior formwork of for example refrigerators
  • Protection against corrosion of fasteners such as screws of rivets
  • Resistant to alkalis, acids, bacteria & moulds
  • Protection against ozone & UV radiation
  • Heat and cold insulation
  • Noise insulation

General advantages: Avoidance of reworking, thus saving time and costs.

PU foam and its applications

What are PU foams?

Polyurethane foams are used as flexible or rigid foams, depending on the degree of cross-linking. PUR foams are usually open-cell and available in a wide range of hardness and density.

Applications with PU foams

  • Heat and cold storage
  • Rattle protection
  • Sound insulation
  • Dust protection
  • Good cushioning effect

Properties of PU foam

  • High elasticity
  • Open-pored carrier foam
  • Ideal for soft storage
  • Adhesive on one or both sides

PE foam and its applications

What are PE foams?

Polyethylene foam or also called cell polyethylene is a closed-cell material. An enormous range of cross-linked foams with different densities is available.

Apllications with PE foam

  • Thermal insulation
  • Sealing / Seals
  • Rattle protection
  • Protection

Properties of PE foams

  • Good weather resistance
  • Good thermal insulation
  • Good resistance to acids and alkalis
  • Good mechanical properties
  • Adhesive on one or both sides

EPDM foam (cellular rubber) and its applications

What is EPDM?

EPDM is a closed-cell foam elastomer that can be produced in various strengths and densities. EPDM is air and watertight and does not require any outer skin to be used as a seal.

Applications with EPDM foams

  • Seals
  • Spacers
  • Rattle protection

Properties of EPDM foams

  • Good resistance to fats, acids & alkalis
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Good resistance to temperature and weathering
  • Adhesive on one or both sides
  • Thermoplastic properties (malleable depending on temperature)