EVA is a material popularly known as expanded rubber or foam rubber. EVA foam is used as padding in equipment for various sports such as safety flooring and gym mats. As we know it is a material used in interlocking jigsaw mats due to it flexibility and ability to absorb shock. EVA is also used in products such as ski boots, bicycle saddles, hockey pads, boxing and mixed martial arts gloves and helmets, wakeboard boots, waterski boots, fishing rods and fishing reel handles. It is typically used as a shock absorber in sports shoes, for example. It is used for the manufacture of floats for commercial fishing.
In addition, because of its buoyancy, EVA has made its way into non-traditional products such as floating eyewear. It is also used in the photovoltaics industry as an encapsulation material for silicon cells in the manufacture of photovoltaic modules. EVA slippers and sandals are currently very popular because of their properties like light weight, easy to mold, odorless, glossy finish, and cheaper compared to natural rubber. In fishing rods, it is used to construct handles on the rod-butt end. EVA can be used as a substitute for cork in many applications.
EzyMats – made from EVA material popularly known as expanded rubber or foam rubber.