Extrusion Lines for PE & PP Foam / Foam Machines for expanded films

Personalized, flexible and sustainable

FAP’s foam machine ia a twin-screw counter-rotating complete Extrusion Line for Polyethylene (PE) & Polypropylene (PP) Foam, robust and reliable, designed to work continuously, guaranteeing constant quality. The PE & PP foam machines are made adopting the most advanced technologies including the new high energy efficiency system; the processes are stable and easy to be run by the operators for 24-hour day 7/7, minimizing industrial waste.

Thanks to experience and high professionalism, FAP team offers complete "turnkey" project and services that include the design phase, assemblage and installation, start-up of machinery, staff training with know-how transfer.

FAP offers a wide range of PE & PP foam extruders that allows to satisfy all production requests, ensures foam productions from 120 to 1200 kg/h with densities from 15 to 400 kg/m3 and for sheet thicknesses from 0.8 to 30 mm.

Raw material

PE & PP pellets (granules)
Additives (GMS, talk, colour, modifiers, etc.)

Expansion agent

isobutane, propane, nitrogen, CO2

Production capacity

from 100 to 1200 kg/h

Foam thickness

from 0,8 to 30mm

Foam width

from 600 to 3000mm

Foam density

from 15 to 400 kg/m3

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25Thickness (mm)
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400Density (Kg/m3)
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1200Production capacity (Kg/h)

Advantages & Extrusion Process

The direct injection extrusion process transforms plastic PE or PP pellets into expanded film (non cross link with closed cell structure polyethylene or polypropylene foam, can be 100% recycled).

The counter-rotating twin-screw technology and the special shape of screws allows to obtain the homogeneous mixing of the melt and the better control during the mixing process.

The exclusive and original designing of extrusion heads has been studied by FAP for excellent control of the material and its distribution inside before the exit.

The product comes out from the foam extruder as a tubular film, consequently to be cut longitudinally for its expansion and cooling on the supporting system and then be winded in reels. 

FAP has studied a specific reeling system “Soft Winding” which permits to have a full controlled tension among the reel coils, to obtain the same thickness of the internal and external spires of the roll controlling the post expansion and helping the right stabilization of the material. 

Learn more about advantages of our twin-screw foam extruder

FAP team is fully available to assist you with any questions you might have:

  • How can we effectively organize the production of PE and PP foam?
  • What are the key requirements for the project?
  • How can we standardize the technological process and train our production staff?
  • How can we develop and success fully mass-produce a new product of PE and/or PP foam?
  • How can we address technical issues in production related to waste formation and defects in the production process?
  • Which raw materials and technological additives should be utilized for manufacturing foam material products?
  • How can we reduce the impact of over production and increase productivity?
  • What is the best and most efficient way to schedule equipment maintenance in order to prolong its service life?
  • What is the optimal and most ergonomic approach to organize warehouse logistics for foamed polymers?

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