Thermoforming Foam Converters

IQS Directory provides tools to connect leading manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top thermoforming foam companies with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find thermoforming foam companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture foam to your companies specifications. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of thermoformed foam, foam padding, or customized foam of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Arlington, TX

    The applications for foam fabricating are only limited by one’s imagination; that is our slogan at American Excelsior. We are a foam supplier who offers many different foam cushions & foam padding for over a dozen industries. We offer foam materials like polyurethane foam, polyethylene foam & closed-cell foam; & services such as CNC foam cutting. Let us take your concept & turn it to reality.

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  • St. Louis Park, MN

    Since 1992, Flextech has delivered innovative, custom engineered foam solutions. We combine our engineering and design services with our unique foam lamination, fabrication, and thermoforming capabilities, to provide quality foam components to a diverse customer base. Our customers include OEM’s in the medical, industrial, military, aerospace and consumer products markets. We invite you to connect and collaborate with our sales and engineering team. Let us show you the Flextech advantage!

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  • Pennsauken, NJ

    Deluxe Packaging works hard to always create cost-effective solutions and services for our clients better than anyone else. We offer a full array of high quality products, including polyurethane foam, polystyrene foam, and polyethylene foam. Our products are customizable to match a product’s fragility and size. Deluxe Packaging is your complete packaging solution provider for all of your packaging needs.

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  • Evansville, IN

    Here at Thrust Industries we provide die cut foam that comes in a variety of shapes and configurations. We die cut foam from a number of materials including: urethane, PVC, polyester, neoprene, ether, cellular, volara, and much more. If you would like customized die cut foam then please give us a call today!

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Thermoforming Foam

The phrase "thermoforming foam" refers to the thermoforming of thermoplastic foam. What, then, is thermoplastic foam? It is a sponge-like material, available in both solid and liquid form, made from the frothing and subsequent cooling of a molten polymer (thermoplastic).

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Thermoforming Foam Benefits

In general, thermoforming foam creates products that are lightweight, compressible, durable and resistant to mold, mildew and bacterial growth. They also tend to have low thermal conductivity and low water vapor transmission. Those foams that manufacturers use for thermoforming can be divided into two main groups: open cell structured foam (flexible) and closed cell structural foam (rigid). The former is made up of cells, also called pores, that are joined together. This makes a foam that is softer, more compressible, more flexible and easy to break apart when needed. The latter is made up of cells that are closed off from each other. They do not compress, making the foam firmer, more pressure resistant and more compact.

Types of Thermoforming Processes

There are a number of different thermoforming processes manufacturers may use to thermoform your foam. This includes vacuum forming, foam compression molding and cut-in-place forming, among others. In general, the process of thermoforming begins when manufacturers take a thermoplastic foam sheet, which may be made from PVC, polyurethane, or something else, and heat it in an oven until it is pliable. Then they move it over and place it in or on a pre-formed mold, where they leave it to take its shape and then harden and cool.

Applications of Thermoforming Foam

When manufacturers use thermoform foam, they are able to create innumerable products for applications primarily related to: shipping and packaging, shock absorption, insulation, acoustics and vibration dampening. Some of the many thermoformed foam products that are made for these applications include: packaging, partitions, casing, wall padding, panel cores, shock mounts, shock pads, vibration dampening pads, cushioning, portable coolers and aerospace gap filling.

Things to Consider When Purchasing Thermoforming Foam

No matter your exact specifications, there's likely a thermoformed foam for you. If you’d like to learn more about your options, reach out to an experienced thermoforming professional. To help you be successful in this endeavor, we've compiled a list of those suppliers and manufacturers we believe are the most qualified to work with you. See who they are by scrolling towards the top of this page.

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