EVA Foam is commonly known as Expanded Foam or Foam Rubber
EVA foam is a Co-Polymer of Ethylene and Vinyl Acetate. The foam is closed cell and impervious to liquids, so has applications such as use as a sealing foam in IP rated products or as an insulator.
The vinyl acetate gives EVA foam a more rubbery and resilient feel. This is in contrast to Polyethylene foam at the same density. Polyethylene foam (PE Foam) and EVA as they are so alike that you will often get people referring to PE as EVA foam.
EVA Foam is a polymer that approaches elastomeric materials in softness and flexibility, yet can be processed like other thermoplastics.
There are 3 main densities as standard and readily available
- EV50 grey
- PE125EV red, yellow, green, black & blue(colours in 2mm and 6mm). Other thicknesses are available in black.
- PE30EEV and PE45EEV are new products in black with extra EVA additive. MOQ’s are a blocks worth.
- Closed cell,
- Excellent recovery
- Many densities, colours and hardnesses available subject to MOQ’s
- Light weight
- Good low-temperature toughness,
- Good stress-crack resistance,
- Resistance to UV.
- Little or no odour
- Competitive with rubber and vinyl products in many applications
- Excellent for printing on.
EVA Foam Usage
- adding in equipment for various sports such as ski boots, hockey, boxing, mixed martial arts, wakeboard boots, water ski boots, and fishing rod ends.
- Floats for commercial fishing gear
- Shock absorber in sports shoes,
- Childs toys
- Traction Pads for surfboards & skimboards
- Arts & Crafts
- Sports Mats
- Stable Mats and other equestrian products
- Life Jackets
- Many other potential applications