Most chemical materials, as well as many thicknesses, densities, and several colors are found in our warehouse. When you have foam applications, contact Rubber Resource!
About Foam materials
There are several main types of foam materials:
Microcellular Urethane Foams:
An open cell foam with good compression resistance and a uniform profile, MUF is common in gaskets, printing, electronics, medical and transportation applications. Good biocompatibility. Not recommended for water submersion.
Silicone foams are typically closed cell and have similar qualities to silicone rubber: high heat resistance, chemical resistance, biocompatibility and the ability to handle harsh environments.
Closed Cell Foams:
XLPE, or Cross-Linked Polyethylene foam, is a versatile “squishy” foam commonly used for helmet liners, protective case inserts, specialty packaging and orthopedic soft goods. EVA foams are used for cushioning, life jackets, electronic gaskets, and medical products like joint braces. There are many types, including Volara, made from polyolefin, and Epilon, an anti-static polyethylene.
Closed Cell Sponges:
Often made from Neoprene or an EPDM/Neoprene blend, closed cell sponges are most often used in gaskets and seals, with different chemical blends and hardnesses (called durometer) being used depending on the application. Gym mats are commonly closed cell sponge.
Open Cell Sponges:
This type of foam is commonly used for insulation, water absorption, filters, and microphones. It allows water and air to move freely through the open cells, similar to a kitchen sponge.
Electrically and thermally conductive foams, anti-static foams, food-grade foams, non-skid foams, and medical grade foams are just a few of the specialty products we carry.
Electrical device components
of this material include:
Sound attenuation/sound absorption
Car interior parts
Yes! We have foams that meet FMVSS 302 foams for transportation and other applications.
Yes! We can laminate any compatible adhesive tape to foam to create the part you need. We can also put spray adhesive on foams to build in-house.