Airehide™ Sets A Standard For Performance

Airehide™ is more than a registered trademark of Plymouth Foam. It’s an experience that sets a standard for performance. Many companies offering EPF (EPP/EPE/etc.) technologies will just reference the materials; we argue that this does not explain to our customers what the material is and how it is different from other technical solutions and/or EPS.

 

In this blog, properties of the material, applications and industries served can be found. In addition, an infographic containing a differentiated solutions area is available for reference.

 

Airehide Properties

The air technology (interior) combined with the protective, rugged and durable hide (exterior) provides unique product solutions.

 

 

  • Vibration Dampening: Good vibration dampening and even isolation can be readily achieved with Airehide materials. This is highly application specific engineered on an ad hoc basis.
  • Chemical Resistant Properties: Very good chemical resistance overall, particularily against acids and alkalies, solvents, grease, oil, etc.
  • Ultraviolet Radiation Resistance: Good UV resistance for most applications. Long-term exposure primarily affects surface color while some embrittlement, chalking and crazing can occur depending on exposure levels and durations.
  • Humidity and Water Resistance: Good resistance to humidity and water exposure. Typical water absorption, density dependent, is 0.1% to 0.3% by volume after 24 hours submersion and 0.6% after 1 week.

 

 

Airehide Applications

The strength and lightweight properties fill the needs of a wide array of applications which can drive industry growth. Due to their ability to absorb massive impacts, these below materials are ideal for:

 

  • Cushioning (xEPE): back rests, head rests, arm rests, tools and pad holders
  • HVAC Enclosures (EPP): Enclosures for outdoor and indoor control panels, fan housings and shields, integrated wire management guides, lightweight structures
  • Impact Protection (EPP): Automotive door inserts and impact protection parts, car seats for infants, booster seats, helmet inserts
  • Travel and Storage Protection (EPP): Bicycle travel case, gun cases, delicate instrument cases
  • Totes and Returnable Packaging (EPP): Pallet totes, stackable trays, bins and trays for kitting, collapsible coolers and totes, custom fit totes
  • Structure and Buoyancy (EPE): Personal watercraft components, flotation parts, structural core
  • Impact and Resliance (ETPU / ETPO): BASF (Infinergy®) used in Adidas Boost Shoe Line, JSP working with PUMA and NIKE for ETPU Fit to Shape JSP, ISPO AWARD WINNER 2017 SALOMON Sense Ride Sole, VIBE Technology

 

Airehide Industry Applications

Airehide polymer materials have successfully been utilized in a variety of industries and applications where it is well suited to solve a number of common and difficult design, application and manufacturing problems.

 

  • Food & Beverage / Food Services / Pharmaceutical
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Medical Devices
  • Industrial Systems
  • Household Appliances
  • Returnable Systems
  • Transportation (Automotive, etc.)

 

Why Choose Airehide™?

 

“In addition to the unique properties for product performance, Airehide™ provides 100% recyclable material properties” said Doreen Lettau, Vice President Market and Business Development.

 

For further assistance with EPP, please contact sales@plymouthfoam.com.