What is the difference between EPS and EPE?

EPS materials are often seen in our lives. For example, the "white foamed plastic" that we usually pack in the box when buying home appliances is used to prevent shocks. It is a thermoplastic material, which is currently the lightest of all packaging materials. When the load becomes higher, it will be bent. Therefore, its shock absorption and shock resistance performance are relatively good, and its application is also very wide. But with the development of the times, because it is not environmentally friendly, toxic chemical properties have gradually been replaced.

EPE is a new type of environmentally friendly material, the English full name is Expandable Polyethylene, which is the pearl cotton we usually talk about. A new type of packaging material with high-strength cushioning and anti-vibration capabilities. It is composed of low-density polyethylene resin LDPE through physical foaming to produce countless independent bubbles. The material feels soft and elastic. It can absorb and disperse external impact through bending to achieve a cushioning effect.

At the same time, EPE has a series of superior use characteristics such as heat preservation, moisture resistance, heat insulation, friction resistance, and corrosion resistance.

Because EPE plastic is environmentally friendly and healthy, and the cost is low, EPE has begun to gradually replace EPS materials.

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