Foam Rubber Molders and Molding

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of foam rubber manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source foam rubber manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate foam rubber companies that will design, engineer, and manufacturer foam rubber for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading foam rubber 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 industrial foam rubber, baseboard foam rubber, or rubber foam sheets.

  • Stuart, FL

    When looking for rubber products in a wide range of materials, turn to Britech Industries. Their employees are skilled with various compounds including foam rubber. Since they began in 1984, they have been devoted to establishing the highest level of commitment to their customers and their product requirements. They are willing to special order and overnight ship to meet your needs.

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  • Trenton, NJ

    Pierce-Roberts Rubber Company offers practical estimates, efficient scheduling and total warehousing of raw materials to provide delivery of rubber products on time and to the exact specifications requested. Offering a variety of materials, including foam rubber, they are committed to each customer and strive to produce the best products at reasonable prices.

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  • Chicago, IL

    Accurate Products will satisfy your exact specifications for custom die cut parts of various materials, including sheet rubber, open & closed cell sponge, silicone, polyurethane foam, cork, felt, fibre, electrical grade paper, FDA & MIL spec materials. For superior die cut seals, gaskets, bumper pads, barriers, packing, diaphragms & more, trust our short lead time, great-priced service!

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  • Carson City, NV

    REDCO Rubber Engineering & Development is your complete source for rubber molding products, including rubber rollers, die-cut gaskets, and custom rubber products to suit your application. We are experts in compression molding and transfer molding. We also offer just-in-time delivery and boast strict adherence to meeting deadlines. We are a US-based manufacturing company with over 70 years of experience.

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  • Trevose, PA

    Mason Rubber is a full-service organization assisting in the designing or reverse engineering of custom product to fulfill your production requirements. Injection, transfer and compression molding processes are used to manufacture product using a full range of elastomers. We specialize in bonding rubber to metal.

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  • Grand Rapids, MI

    Kent Rubber Supply excels at finding solutions for difficult applications or meeting tough deadlines. We specializing in small to large production runs of molded rubber parts. In turn, we offer our customers ultimate flexibility when it comes to a wide choice in shapes, sizes, and wall thicknesses in materials such as PVC and urethane. Our rubber molding services are available both domestic and offshore.

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  • Minneapolis, MN

    Minnesota Rubber and Plastics (MRP) is a leader in material compound development and the manufacturing of custom elastomeric and thermoplastic components. With facilities across North America, Europe, and Asia, MRP collaborates with original equipment manufacturers to solve difficult sealing and component challenges across multiple markets. Capabilities include materials science and formulation, fully functional product prototyping, and operational excellence and supply chain consolidation.

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  • Tracy, CA

    At Dynatect Ro-Lab, Inc., we pride ourselves on our expertise in rubber molding, offering a comprehensive range of solutions to meet diverse industrial needs. With a rich legacy in the field, we have honed our capabilities to excel in both large and small parts in either low- or high-volume.

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  • Rootstown, OH

    Jet Rubber Company has some of the highest quality foam rubber in the business. We strive to offer some of the fastest lead times around and with over 50 years in the industry you can count on us to deliver a top of the line product. Call us today for further information or visit our website to see all of our products and services.

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Foam Rubber Industry Information

Foam Rubber

Foam rubber is a rubber that is manufactured with foaming agents in order to create a flexible, air-filled product. Polyurethane is the most common type of rubber used to fabricate foam rubber products. Foam rubber is a very versatile product and is used in all kinds of settings.

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Polymerization Process

Foam rubber is manufactured through a polymerization process. At the beginning of this process, chemicals are placed into two large holding tanks. Then they are pumped into smaller, heated mixing tanks, and from there they are pumped into mixing heads which allow the blending of chemicals to occur. The manner in which the chemicals are dispensed influences the type of foam rubber formed. For example, continuous dispensing helps form low-density foams in both rigid and flexible varieties. After the mixing, the foam must be cured before it can withstand further fabrication processes. Foam rubber is typically fabricated through a specialized injection molding process. In this process, an inert gas such as nitrogen or carbon dioxide is introduced into the heated rubber material. Next, the foamable rubber composition, which now consists of a single phase polymer/gas solution, is then injected into the mold cavity, allowing for shaping the foam into specific shapes for parts. A more recent development in foam fabrication is structural foam molding. In this process, instead of utilizing high pressure to force the foam to fill up the mold cavity, the foaming action is instead caused by an inert gas distributed in the raw rubber material to assist flow.

Types of Foam Rubber

There are two main types of foam rubber: open cell and closed cell. Their interconnected networks of pores characterize open cell foam products. Closed cell foam products are the opposite; their pores are not connected, making closed cell foam products denser. Both varieties are used in a wide range of applications. Open cell foam rubber is used in the automotive industry for seat padding and trim material. Other kinds of furniture like mattresses and pillows can also be made of open cell foam rubber. In industrial manufacturing, open cell foam rubber can be used in packaging and noise control applications. Closed cell foam rubber is also used in the automotive industry but for thicker products. Construction companies make use of closed cell foam rubber for insulation and other thermal management applications. They are also used in sporting activities as knee and elbow pads, wetsuits, and gloves. They can be used as orthopedic braces, surgical scrubbers, and x-ray positioning pads in healthcare settings.

Carbon Based Rubber

For years, the rubber market has remained the same. Rubber either consisted of natural rubber or synthetic rubber. The basic use for rubber was as a cushion of some kind- either as solid rubber or foam rubber.

Researchers have uncovered a new kind of super rubber that is flexible, stretchable, and can conduct electricity.

This rubber is carbon-based, which is what makes it conductive. The rubber can hold up in extreme temperatures and has a wide potential product base. Researchers hope that the new rubber could be used for creating flexible shoe soles and even generating electrical power through the conductive layer of the rubber.

This new rubber is a type of foam rubber manufactured from viscoelastic materials and nanotube rubber. The rubber can be twisted, pulled, pushed, scrunched, and stretched, and it will always return to its original shape. Even freezing the rubber or heating it on high heat will not change the composition of the rubber. This gives the new material potential to be used in space and other high-temperature applications.

The conductive nature of the rubber is hoped to one day be able to power small objects, such as a phone or flashlight. The rubber can soak in the energy from the sun and convert it to electricity, much like a solar panel. The only drawback to this material is that it is expensive to manufacture and is not readily available. However, as more manufacturers look into the material, the cost will soon fall, making it accessible for all companies and factories around the world.

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