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IQS Directory provides an extensive list of foam manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source foam manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate foam companies that will design, engineer, and manufacturer foam for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading foam manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for foam for cushions, foam products, or foam materials.

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We are the foam experts. We have over 25 years of experience working directly in the fabricating industry. We have both traditional style polyurethane foam as well as newer types of foam for industries around the world. No matter what industry you are in, we can help you find the right foam products to meet your needs. Contact us today to find out how we can help you!
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The applications for foam are only limited by one`s imagination; that is the slogan at American Excelsior Company, a leading foam fabricating manufacturer offering a variety of products and services for many industries. Let American Excelsior take your concept and turn it to reality. Call any time of the day with your questions or check out their helpful website.
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Since 1954, TMP Tech., Inc. has been a specialty foam manufacturer and has specialized in the assembly of engineered foam pad components. Customers can choose from a large variety of choices and the experienced staff at TMP will help you find the perfect solution to meet your requirements. TMP's foam assemblies provide answers for many different customers and you can be one of them!
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For the foam products that you need, we have precisely what you want! We offer an extensive like of foam fabricating products, including polyurethane, polyethylene, and more! We offer the very best in technology and innovation in our manufacturing methods. Our customers know they can trust us to manufacture their products in the best way possible. Find out more by visiting us online today!
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Rempac Foam - Learn About Our Exclusive Coatings - Abrasive for Wet/Dry Sanding Sponges and Non Abrasive for Household Cleaning & Kitchen Sink Sponges - Plus Lamination of Hydrophilic, Cellulose & Non Wovens. We Offer Private Label, Consumer Ready Packaging of Sponges, Mops and Cleaning Devices Worldwide - Converting Flexible Foam into Engineered Components Since 1962 - ISO 9001:2000 Certified.
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Wisconsin Foam is a foam supplier that serves a multitude of applications & industries with highly targeted, cost-effective precision flexible foam solutions- no matter the size or complexity. Impressive in-house capabilities & expansive inventory of standard & specialty foam ensures best quality, price & delivery for all your foam needs! Please call Wisconsin Foam today.
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All of our foam products can be engineered to meet your needs. Our secondary operations include convoluting, die cutting, flocking, contract assembly, laminating, saw cutting, package design assistance, storage capabilities and more. Penn Foam is your one-stop-shop for all of your foam requirements. Contact us today or visit our website for more information!
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Foam is our business here at Thrust Industries. We work hard to provide our customers with the tools they need to remain focused on the job at hand. We promise to offer only the highest level of quality and service. All our products stand up to rigorous ISO 9000:2008 standards. We promise to provide an equally high level of customer service. Visit our website to learn more!
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Our long-term customers know they can trust us to find them the best deals on foam products. We believe that savings should be passed on. We are not in business simply to make profits, but to benefit our customers with high quality products and services. Customer service is our goal, and we will work with you to make you happy every step of the way. Find out more on our website!
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Innovations in Foam Fabricating

There are constantly new innovations in the world of foam. Foam is a surprising material, because, although it is an interregnal part to many things in today's world, it has only been around for a few decades. Because foam is such a new material, researchers are constantly coming up with new ways to use the material.

Recently, a new foam mixture was discovered that has a high elasticity, low bulk weight, and a high chemical resistance. This foam also has a high rebound performance, which makes it ideal for use in cushioning products. The foam has a higher performance than expanded grades of both polypropylene, polyethylene, and ethylene vinyl acetate.

This foam formula also performs well even when it is only used in a thin layer. This makes it ideal for uses from everything from medical grade floor cushioning to the lining of shoe soles.

As the foam industry grows, the industry is also seeing changes aside from the variety of innovations that occur every day. More foam manufacturers are turning to "greener" forms of energy and even the materials for foam products. Much research has been done on alternative materials for foam. Some companies now offer plant-based foams that are biodegradable. Other plants have determined to use renewable energy sources when manufacturing their products from wind or solar energy. Even simple steps like eliminating some of the toxins used in the manufacturing of foam products is a big way that companies can improve their carbon footprint. Just like many other industries, the foam fabricating industry is becoming more earth-friendly by the day.

Foam

Foam is a polymer-based material that contains trapped air bubbles inside. To create foam, molten polymer material is frothed and then cooled, filling the material with numerous tiny bubbles. Foam resembles a sponge because of these small air bubbles.

Foam is a synthetically fabricated material that can be used in a variety of industrial and commercial applications as cushioning, structural support and insulation. There are two general classifications of foam: open cell structured foam and closed cell structured foam. In open cell foam, the pores, or cells, are interconnected and joined. The resulting foam is flexible and soft, able to be compressed and easily broken apart. In closed cell foam, the cells are sealed from one another and are arranged in a compact configuration that results in firmer and pressure resistant foam as the cells do not join together or compress. Various synthetic polymers are used to fabricate foam materials, namely polyurethane, polyethylene, polyester and more. Each polymer provides characteristics that are desirable in certain applications. Polyurethane foam is closed-cell foam that over time decomposes when exposed to sunlight. In this way, it is an environmentally friendly material choice, especially for products which do not require an exceptionally long life span. Polyethylene foam, on the other hand, is especially useful for shock and vibration absorption due to its cell configuration. The foam itself is made by mixing the chemical elements and adding a gassing agent. The addition of a gassing agent causes the material to expand and form a strip of foam material. The length of time the process lasts for, combined with the intensity of the gassing agent will affect the porosity of the final product. The gas bubbles are essentially trapped in the polymer material allowing it to have an element of flexibility that a solid polymer would not have.

Stock rolls or buns of foam are the most common form in which it is stored and transported to manufacturers, and then a number of foam fabricating services, such as foam cutting, can be performed in order for the foam to match the desired shape, size and dimensions of the final product. Water jet cutting, die cutting, hot wire cutting and more are all common techniques employed in the process of foam fabrication. Common foam applications such as packaging, insulation, cushioning, acoustics and more use different foams. Characteristics that are true of almost every type of foam include lightweightness, compressibility, low thermal conductivity, low water vapor transmission, resiliency and resistance to mold, mildew and bacterial growth. Less common than solid foam, liquid foam serves a number of specific applications and can be used as a fire retardant materials to fill gaps in construction projects, or in other settings to prevent the spread of fires, and to prevent air and water leakage. The reacting foam expands to fill the exact shape of the area in a way that solid foam or other materials could not.



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