Sheets of white and black Ethafoam

Ethafoam is non-crosslinked Polyethylene closed cell foam capable of withstanding significant impacts and loadings. It’s light in weight yet strong and resilient. Ideally suited for projects requiring:

  • Shock absorption
  • Vibration dampening
  • Insulating
  • Buoyancy
  • Chemical inertness

More About Ethafoam

Ethafoam cut to required sheet thickness

We supply the foam in long sheets cut to thickness as required. It can be fabricated into a vast range of shapes, profiles and component pieces.

The foam has excellent water resistance and is impervious to most chemicals. It is not abrasive and performs consistently over a wide range of temperatures.

Manufactured as a semi-rigid extruded plank in a solid single thickness up to 100mm. It is not made by laminating thin sections of material together. The result is a strong long-lasting product.

Ethafoam fabricated into profiles components.

Ethafoam is a versatile product and suits a variety of applications. Used for cushioning and impact protection, many road and equipment cases are fitted with Ethafoam. It’s ideal for fabricating into protective cushion pieces for freighting computers, monitors and other sensitive goods.

Popular for the handling and conservation of historical and valuable items, Ethafoam has proven to be chemically inert. Our customers who choose Ethafoam for the storage, processing and transportation of precious items include The Australian Museum, National Gallery of Victoria, Museum of Contemporary Art and MONA in Tasmania.

Basic Specifications and Images

Ethafoam220 PropertyValue
Material TypePolyethylene (PE)
Cell TypeClosed-cell / Not cross-linked
Foam Density35.2 kg/m3
Colours AvailableBlack or White
Sheet Length2750 mm
Sheet Widths610mm in white
700mm in black
Sheet Thickness – max / min80mm / 5mm
Road case outfit using Ethafoam
Ethafoam fabricated into protective packaging components.


Detailed specifications and test data.

Contact Us

Send an email and let’s discuss your project. We’ll suggest appropriate material and provide samples and a competitive quote for Ethafoam.

Other Foam Products

Other products to consider include an anti-static variety of Ethafoam and softer and firmer densities including 180pcf and 400pcf. There’s also the range of EVA Foam and smooth crosslinked Polyethylene (PE) foam.


Safety Data Sheet.

Metro Foam is on-site at Wetherill Park on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until 3:00 PM. Get in touch any weekday by telephone and email.