Medical Grade Foam Components and Packaging

30 Jan.,2024


Closed-cell foams such as polyethylene foams and cross-linked polyethylene foams are commonly used for medical device packaging and component solutions.

Cross-linked polyethylene foam (XLPE)
Cross-linked polyethylene foam (XLPE) is a closed-cell foam characterized by a compact feel and resistance to water. It has many of the same properties as polyethylene foam but also has the ability to protect Class “A” surfaces and is consequently used extensively in the packaging of medical products and equipment.

UFP MedTech utilizes XLPE foams that are impregnated with nitrogen providing a non-toxic, hypoallergenic, latex-free solution that can come in direct contact with skin and be used in operating rooms.

Compression Molding is often used when creating components, packaging and products from closed-cell XLPE foams. This fabrication method provides a unique finish that is aesthetically pleasing while still providing the necessary cushioning and support required.

Polyethylene foam (PE)
Polyethylene foam (PE) is a durable, lightweight, resilient, closed-cell material. It is often used for packaging sensitive instruments and devices due to its excellent vibration dampening and insulation properties. It also offers high resistance to chemical and moisture.

PE foam is easy to process and fabricate. It has high load bearing characteristics that help manufacturers reduce packaging costs as they can use thinner and smaller amounts of foam yet still protect their products.

We use these materials in solutions ranging from:
Protective Packaging
Patient Comfort

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