Volara® performs as great as it looks.

Volara® is a fine-celled, irradiation crosslinked foam that offers aesthetic appeal as well as an outstanding range of performance characteristics. Its smooth surface, excellent consistency, gauge control, superior physical and chemical properties, low water absorption and vapor transmission make Volara® a versatile, dependable solution for a host of demanding applications.

Typical Volara applications

door panels, instrument panels, headliners, vacuum-formed components, watershields, gaskets
Tape and Healthcare:
operating room and health care devices, transdermal drug delivery, medical tape, industrial tape, flexographic printing, specialized packaging
General Industrial:
appliance gaskets, construction, cushion and display packaging, cap seals, military, toys and novelties, sports padding, new technologies

Volara details

Volara is nontoxic and contains no CFC, HCFC, or hydrocarbon blowing agents. It is available in continuous rolls and laminated sheets. Volara is equivalent to Alveolit® in Europe, and Softlon® in Japan and Australia.
Thickness Range:  from .010" to .420" in roll form and from .050" to 2.00" in laminated rolls and sheets
Density Range:  from 2 to 20 pcf
Firmness Range:  soft to semi-rigid
Conversion Process:  die cutting, waterjet cutting, vacuum forming, compression molding, lamination, and pressure-sensitive coating and printing
Colors:  standard colors are white, black, ocean blue, charcoal, and natural; custom colors are available

Standard Volara grades

Type Characteristics Material Data Sheets
A standard grade, excellent thermal insulation, general purpose PE PDF
AF certain fire retardant properties, general purpose PE PDF
AS deep draw vacuum forming capabilities and superior heat stability PE PDF
EO increased flexibility, resiliency, excellent thermal insulation, strong adhesive anchorage EVA PDF
G maximum flexibility, softness, excellent thermal insulation, strong adhesive anchorage EVA PDF
LM superior heat stability (up to 270° F), good hardness, improved thermal stability PP  
M good compression molding grade, higher stiffness than Type A, higher temperature resistance than Type A PE PDF
TS specially formulated for the industrial tape and gasket markets Blend PDF
RSH a rigid alloy foam (RAF) specifically designed for low pressure molding applications PP n/a