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How is Crosslink Made?

Crosslink Polyethylene is made with a mixture of chemicals that create a reaction in which the material  rises and is molded to create  buns or special shapes.These same chemicals can be extruded to create planks and rolls. Nevertheless, the material is exposed to radiation which changes the molecular structure to create Crosslink Polyethylene. Crosslink is a closed cell  foam that has a solid feel and is totally non abrasive. It is a wonderful packaging foam.


Crosslink is the best of the best. It is stronger, more flexible, more durable, more resiliant, non-abrasive and last but certainly not least, it is the most expensive. 







Raw Material Sizes & Colors


Crosslink Planks and buns come in many different sizes. Their thickness runs from 3" to 6" and the width usually comes 48" or 60" wide. The most common lengths are 72"& 96" long. The thickness of Crosslink rolls run from 1/8" to 1/2" thick. The width is 60" and the length varies from 150' on a 1/2" roll to 600' on the 1/8" roll. The most common colors for XLPE in any form is natural and charcoal. There are more colors available than other foam types, but sometimes it can be a hit or miss depending on what the vendor is stocking. You can always order a special run if you have sufficient volume and plenty of time





Crosslink PE material comes in a very wide variety of densities starting with 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, and 15 pounds per cubic foot. Which is a lot of choices. The density of any foam is the main cost factor. The heavier the foam is, the higher the price will be. 





XLPE  foam is manufactured in four different grades:


Grade A -- Standard

Grade B -- Static Dissipative

Grade C -- Fire Retardant 

Grade D -- Static Dissipative and Fire Retardant 




Want us to quote a Crosslink Project?  Request a Quote! 

Not the Size You are Looking For?

Not seeing the size you need? No worries, contact us or Request a Quote so that we can custom cut the size you need! 




Contact Information


Technifoam, Inc.

514 Calvary Ave.

Saint Louis, MO 63147



(314) 421-4044


(314) 421-0419


Hours of Operation:

MON-FRI: 7:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.







Do you have more questions? Our Operations Manager,  Lisa Niederbrach would love to help you better understand what we do and how we can meet your needs. We are ready to solve your problems with design.  Call or email Lisa today!


Lisa Niederbrach

314-421-4044 (Ext. 11)


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