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STPE200 Ethafoam

Semi rigid packaging foam

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STPE200 (also sold under the trade names Jiffy, Stratocell or Ethafoam) is a medium density non cross linked expanded polyethylene foam which comes in a plank/sheet style. It feels slightly 'waxy' to the touch, and you've probably seen it or used it before without knowing what the name of this foam is.
It is a very versatile, light weight and flexible foam which is clean and non-abrasive. It provides excellent protection against persistent shocks. It is the preferred packing and shipping choise for computers, monitors, and many other sensetive items (e.g, valuable objects).
Examples of Ethafoam
    Ethafoam features:
  • Absorbs shock and vibration
  • Excellent strength
  • Impervious to bacteria, mildew & rot
  • Lightweight and resilient
  • Water resistant
  • Wear and tear resistant
Examples of Ethafoam
For Ethafoam STPE200 specification please click here.

Note: STPE200 Ethafoam is not fire retardant, if you need a fire retardant option please contact us.

Supplied in sheets of 2 x 1.2 metres and 1 x 1.2 metres in various thicknesses. Colour: white or grey.

Note: we can supply Ethafoam in other colours and thicknesses or even antistatic on request, please contact us with your requirements.

We also supply Ethafoam cut to size.

Product Specification - STPE200 Ethafoam

DescriptionStandardValueUnit
DensityDIN 5342024 Kg/m³
Tensile strength: extrusion directionDIN 535710.219N/mm²
Tensile strength: cross directionDIN 535710.170N/mm²
Elongation at break: extrusion directionDIN 5357167%
Elongation at break: cross directionDIN 5357152%
Compression strength 25% (4th compression)DIN 535770.024N/mm²
Compression strength 50% (4th compression)DIN 535770.081N/mm²
Compression strength 70% (4th compression)DIN 535770.200N/mm²
Thermal stability (24 hours at 70ºC)ASTM D-3575-S<0.5%
Cell sizeBS 4443/1 Met.4>20Cells/25mm
Water absorption after 24 hoursDIN 534281.19Vol %
Working temperature rangeInternal-30 to +80ºC


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Ethafoam STPE200 - Semi rigid packaging sheet

Non cross-linked, expanded polyethylene foam sheet. Colour: white or grey.
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Ethafoam STPE200 cut to your size

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The benefits of Ethafoam / Stratocell

There are many benefits of ethafoam / stratocell, and that’s why it’s such a popular foam product with our customers. Let’s explore what you get when you use this type of foam:

  • Very Strong
  • Covered by a skin
  • Water & Moisture resistance
  • Shock absorbent
  • Resilient & Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Buoyant
  • Chemical resistant
  • High load bearing
  • Resistant to mildew, bacteria and rot
  • Can insulate against heat or cold
  • Environmentally friendly - can be recycled
  • Easy to cut with saws, knives and hot knives

What else should you know about Ethafoam?

Ethafoam is also known as stratocell and looks quite like polystyrene. It can confuse some users. It’s dense but at the same time different from polystyrene and does not have the same chemical makeup.

In addition to being a perfect packaging foam for items such as monitors, computers and televisions, ethafoam is excellent for other packaging purposes, including the following:

  • Collectables, fragile items and items of historical value
  • Appliances and white goods – i.e. washing machines, tumble dryers, cookers, refrigerators
  • Camera case inserts
  • Presentation inserts for ornaments, trophies and awards
  • Gift box inserts
  • Shipping cases for musical instruments and fragile goods
  • Container cases

As one of the leading suppliers of Ethafoam in the UK, our team can help you with any questions or advice you may want. We’ve been in the foam industry for decades. We understand how to use each of the foams that we sell.

We also supply Ethafoam / Stratocell Pick & Pluck foams inserts.

In addition to the sheets of Ethafoam that we sell, we can also cut it to your specification. Ethafoam can be sourced in different densities, which you may not see listed on our site. Users of this type of foam are typically from many various industries, for example:

  • Shipping and marine industries that use this foam to support heavyweight goods.
  • Heavy equipment and plant hire industries
  • Conservation companies – packaging for conservation of valuable curated items
  • Medical equipment and instrument companies
  • Computer companies
  • Military company
  • Precision instrument companies

Get in touch now for a no-obligation chat about using Ethafoam or for a quote on what you need.

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