Types of Foam Materials
Foam selections include a large inventory of closed cell, Polyethylene and open cell Polyurethane foams with density ranges to support light to heavy products. With a wide range of foams available our designers are able to offer our customers a complete package solution which not only protects but looks appealing. Choosing the proper foam material for your requirements
Polyethylene: (Also referred to as “PE”) Is firm, denser, closed-cell foam, best for general use and heavier equipment. Polyethylene is often used for packaging applications due to its excellent vibration dampening and insulation properties.
Crosslinked Polyethylene: Is highly dense closed cell foam characterized by its compact feel and resistance to water. It has many of the same properties as polyethylene foam but also has the ability to protect class “A” surfaces and is consequently used extensively in the packaging of medical products and equipment.
Polyurethane: (Also referred to as “PU”) Is softer, open-cell foam, best for sensitive equipment that is lighter in weight with a high fragility and lower drop height maximums. It is available in two primary types, polyether and polyester, in a range of densities.
Anti-Static: Available in both Polyurethane and Polyethylene versions. These specials foams inhibit the buildup of static electricity and help dissipate static charge, primarily used for the protection and packaging of sensitive electronic components and products. This offers a lower range of electrical resistance than static dissipative and conductive foams.
Conductive: A grade of foam that offers the highest level of electrical resistance, and provides excellent EMI shielding. Conductive refers to the material's ability to drain away charges instantly.
Static Dissipative: A grade of foam in the middle range of electrical resistance, which is greater than anti-static and lower than conductive.
Poly-Styrene: Commonly known as Styrofoam. Is an ultra-dense foam, which can be molded to customer specifications.
PPP-C-1752 Type I, Class 2, Color Gray, Density 2pcf (normal) or 4pcf (high density)
MIL-P-26514 Type I, Class 2, Color Gray, Density 2pcf (normal) or 4pcf (high density)
Please contact our sales specialists with your MILSPEC requirements.