Questions about Worldcell®?  Check our FAQ below to see if its already been answered or email info@worldcellextrusions.com for further assistance!

Frequently Asked Questions

General


Q: What is Worldcell®?

A: Worldcell® is an extruded, polypropylene foam sheet with a low abrasion surface giving it an excellent Class "A" friendly surface.


Q: What is Worldshield?

A: Worldshield is manufactured with a 19lb, 2mm Worldcell® blend, inline laminated to irradiated XLPE (comparable with Volara grade).


Q: What is Utilaboard™?

A: Utilaboard™ is a 3-layer construction polypropylene board (sandwich board) that is half the weight of solid HDPE. Utilaboard™ conductive grade has a surface resistivity that typically measures from 10^3 to 10^5 Ohms per square. The available stock size is 3mm x 60” x 96”, in a black color only. We will be introducing more SKUs of the Utilaboard™ in the future. More information will be available soon. Stay tuned!


Q: How is Worldcell® used? 

A: Typical applications for this material include cell divider, tote dunnage as well as a plastic corrugated sheet replacement.


Q: Do you manufacture your own polypropylene sheets?

A: Yes, Worldcell® is extruded at our 90,000 sqft. extrusion facility in Elkhart, IN


Q: What new blends are you developing?

A: At Worldcell® Extrusions, delivering a quality product at an afforable price is our main goal.  We are constantly expanding and improving our product line.  Call us today at (574) 333-2249 or email info@worldcellextrusions.com for more information on our newest products!


Q: Is the material "Class A?"

A: Worldcell® is a low abrasion material that is "Class A" friendly.  We will happily provide samples at no charge so that you may test the material as needed.  With so many different "Class A" parts from "E" coat, painted, chromed, and molded plastics, there is no one test to confirm each of our customers requirements.  


Q: What do your product codes mean?

A: A full example of our product code is : WC-29J-3-48-96-BU

    The first two letters represent the type of material (Worldcell®)

    The number / letter combination that follows signifies the density of the material.

    The number that follows represents the thickness in millimeters.

    The next two numbers that follow portray the width and length in inches (W x L, width is always listed 1st).

    The last two letters dipict the color of the sheet.

    - SD -  static dissipative

    - CN - conductive grade

    - L608 - laminate with a 6lb 0.8mm irradiated XLPE

    - N10 - laminate with a 2.3oz non-woven on one side

    - N20 -  laminate with a 2.3oz non-woven on both side


Buying


Q: What densities are available?

A: - Worldcell® is stocked in a 19 lb/ft^3, 29 lb/ft^3, and 30 lb/ft^3.

    - Utilaboard® is stocked in 30 lb/ft^3 and 45 lb/ft^3.

    - Worldshield is stocked in 19 lb/ft^3.


Q: What are the sheet sizes?  Can you get custom sizes?

A: Worldcell® and Worldshield are stocked in 48" x 96" sheets. Utilaboard® is stocked in 60'' x 96''. Custom sizes are available, contact us for details!


Q: What thicknesses are stocked?

A: - We extrude Worldcell® non-laminates in 2mm, 3mm, 4mm and 5mm.

    - Worldcell® laminates are manufactured at 1.6mm and 3.2mm with non/woven to either 1-side or 2-side.

    - Utilaboard® are available in 3mm and 6mm.

    - Worldshield are manufactured at 2mm with 0.8mm XI foam to 1-side.


Q: What is your lead time?
A: Stock sheets can be shipped out with just a one day lead time!  Custom sheets will require a 2-3 week lead time.


Q: What are acceptable forms of payment?

A: We accept checks if terms have been established, ACH payments, and online credit card payments.  We offer credit for those who have been approved.


Q: What is your minimum order?

A: Worldcell® Extrusions does not have a minimum order. 


Q: Can you do special colors?

A: No problem, we've got you covered!  As long as certain volume requirements are met, we can run a special order.

                  - $6,000 minimum &10% price increase

                  - 2-3 weeks lead time

                  - 48'' width, length from 12''-120''

Please contact us for more special order information.


Q: Can you do custom lengths

A: Yes, for custom lengths(12''-120'') we require a $3,000 minimum with a 2-3 week lead time.


Q: Who pays for the freight?

A: Worldcell Extrusions (WE) will cover the cost of freight on the first order over $1,000 as well as orders that reach $6,000 or more. Flat rate of $100/pallet on subsequent order of $1,000 or more. All other orders will be FOB shipping branch. 


Q: What is the best way to submit an order?

A: The best way to submit orders is to send a purchase order to info@worldcellextrusions.com for the fastest service.


Q: How many pieces of Worldcell® can fit on a skid?

A: Roughly 44" of product is stacked on a skid, weighed out to around 3,000 lbs; for protection we do not double stack skids in a trailer.


Typical Properties

Q: Where can I find the Worldcell® testing data and typical properties sheet?

A: We are constantly improving the typical properties of our materials and here are the most current typical properties sheets.

>>Single layer non-laminated<<

>>Single layer with non-woven laminated<<

>>GHS SDS Worldcell®<<


Q: What is the maximum working temperature of Worldcell®?

A: Polypropylene starts to melt at 230°C. Heat distance, time heating, etc will all be a factor in the working temperature of Worldcell®. The ideal working temperature is -50°F to 225°F (-45°C to 107°C ).


Q: Is Worldcell® impervious to most chemicals?

A: Worldcell® is a closed cell material, which would make it impervious to most chemicals.


Q: What are the characteristics of the different blends?

A: Any and all blend changes occur to help improve the product.


Q: Is Worldcell® FDA approved?

A: Yes, Worldcell® FDA approved as specified in FDA21 CFR 177.1520.


Q: Is it thermoformable?

A: Yes. Worldcell® requires a little less heat and faster cycle time. Cutting down on energy costs and increasing productivity.


Q: Does your products pass FMVSS302 and CMVSS302 test? 

A: Yes. Worldcell® and Utilaboard® products are both passed the test. Working on Worldshield products now. Will update the result soon, stay tuned!