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  • St. Louis Park, MN 952-345-0012

    Flextech utilizes vacuum forming to mold foam and foam composites that only require defined part geometry on one side of the part. The material is heated and pulled over a male tool or into a female tool. A vacuum draws the foam into and around the tool surface to form the geometry of the part. The part is then allowed to cool and removed from the tool. We utilize this process primarily for the manufacture of custom foam insulation components.

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  • Newton Falls, OH 330-872-0995

    With state-of-the-art equipment and more than seven decades of experience, there is no task too big or small for our team to handle. We are capable of performing detailed foam fabrication with our cutting-edge CAD production equipment. No matter what the application, we strive to make our services affordable and convenient. Contact us today to learn more!

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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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