Typical Properties of 2a volara



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Typical Properties of

2A VOLARA

Description: VOLARA 2A is a general purpose cross-linked polyethylene foam (XLPE) which combines low cost with a wide range of material properties. As a closed cell foam, VOLARA 2A can be used in many gasketing applications to seal against dust, air and water. Cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) is resistant to a wide range of chemicals and VOLARA 2A has low water absorption. White 2A has FDA accepted materials, allowing it to be used in food packaging applications. VOLARA has a smooth skin, making it popular in specialty packaging and is commonly used as the foam in foam backed adhesive tapes. This XLPE material is often used as flooring underlay, gap filler in construction projects and electrical outlet insulation. Cross-linked polyethylene foam is a common material in the HVAC and lighting industries. VOLARA 2A has a Thermal Conductivity of .25, making it excellent insulation and has a service temperature of -400 F to +1600 F. VOLARA 2A meets the Federal FMVSS-302 burn rating, if UL 94 HF-1 is required, 2AF should be used. If more tensile or tear strength are required, VOLARA’s 4 and 6 # densities might be an alternative.


VOLARA is available in many styles and thicknesses. The most common are 2A, 2AF, 4A and 6A. The EO grades are suited to medical and food applications, but typically require large minimums. Generally VOLARA densities go up as thickness goes down: 2# density (2A and 2AF) is common in 1/8” thickness, 4# density (4A) in 1/16th and 6# density (6A) in 1/32” thicknesses.
VOLARA is easily fabricated. VOLARA can be die cut by many methods, including high speed rotary kiss cutting. It can be laminated to different adhesives, such as rubber and acrylic based pressure sensitive adhesives. VOLARA 2A can be provided in full rolls up to 60” wide, or slit rolls as narrow as ¼”, in thicknesses from .08” to .50” (thinner gauges require higher densities). We can die cut or waterjet cut parts to your exact specifications.


Polymer CROSS-LINKED POLYETHYLENE

FLAMABILITY SPECIFICATIONS


FMVSS-302 PASS, ≥ .312”


Physical Property

Test Method

Unit of Measure

Result

Compression

Deflection @25%

ASTM D 3575

psi

kPa


5

35


DENSITY

ASTM D 3575

pcf

g/cm3



2.0 +/- 10%

.032 +/- .003



WATER ABSORPTION

MAX.


ASTM D 1667

lb/ft2

OF CUT SURFACE



.04

TENSILE STRENGTH

ASTM D 3575

psi

kPa


M = 64 CM = 38

441 262


ELONGATION

MINIMUM

ASTM D 3575


%

M= 142

CM = 99


TEAR RESISTANCE

ASTM D 3575

lb./in

M = 7

CM = 12


THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

ASTM C 177-85



K FACTOR @70°F



.25

LOW TEMPERATURE

N/A

°F


-400 F

-400 C



HIGH TEMPERATURE

N/A

°F


1600 F

710 C



COLOR

N/A

N/A

WHITE/BLACK

M = MACHINE DIRECTION

CM = CROSS MACHINE DIRECTION
Unique Features


  • Meets Chrysler MSAY512-A, Type 2 with exceptions.

  • Meets GMP.PE.056, Type 1 with exceptions.

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS:
GOOD MECHANICAL PROPERTIES SMOOTH SKIN LOW WATER ABSORPTION
GOOD THERMAL INSULATOR EXCELLENT CHEMICAL RESISTANCE CONTINUOUS ROLLS

This information is furnished as a guide for selecting materials. Atlantic Gasket disclaims liability for results or use of this information. It is the customer’s responsibility to obtain and test samples when determining suitability of material for a particular application.


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