All expanded closed cell polyethylene foams are manufactured with a process skin top and bottom, this is the case if it’s non-cross linked polyethylene foam, chemically cross-linked foam, or the nitrogen blown foam.
These process skins can differ from product to product and even materials in the same batch, therefore almost always the process skins need to be removed to reveal the cell structure of the material which is uniform and dependant upon material can differ in cell size.
Once the splitting machine is set to the correct dimensions operators manually feed raw blocks of material into the machine to firstly remove the process skins which needs to be completed on both sides of the block to give a uniform material.
The unique knurled rollers grip the material and with pressure drive the material over the razor sharp blade. Once the process skins are removed the material can be split to the desired thickness for the customer.
The horizontal splitting machine can split a varied number of materials from open cell polyurethane foam, heavy density chemically cross-linked polyethylene foam, non-cross linked foam in any density, and HD (Heavy Density) grade Plastazote polyethylene foams.
As well as sheets the machine gives you the option of having split rolls of material if it’s not sheets you require for your application.
Apollo Foam continue to invest in the latest technological advances in foam conversion machines to ensure our customers can enjoy the benefits.