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Foam technology involves the manipulation of thousands of plastic bubbles (called cells) of precisely controlled sizes. The cells that make up the foam can have a number of variations, which can also be precisely controlled.
Foams can be reticulated (with fully open cells) for air filtration. Or the cells can be completely closed to prevent fluid absorption or air penetration to make foams used for floatation, insulation or gaskets.
Cell size can also be varied to change the texture of the foam or its filtration abilities. The plastic can be changed too, giving the foam different physical properties.
Foam characteristics or properties that can be affected by the density or type of plastic used include:
- Resistance to certain chemicals
- Physical strength
- Operating temperatures
By manipulating foam properties, materials can be custom formulated to solve a specific problem. If the product you need cannot be found, let us help you develop a special grade for your application.
Stephenson & Lawyer is a full service distributor and fabricator for Foamex, Dow, Voltek, Inspec Foams, BASF and many other manufacturers.
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Reticulation is a post process that removes the window membranes of the cell, leaving only the skeletal structure intact.
SIF Filter Foam is one example
of a reticulated foam.
Reticulated foams are used for filters, scrubber pads, and many other applications.
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Open-cell foams have both closed and open cell membranes of varying degrees for different qualities and applications.
Low Permeability Foam is one
example of an open-cell foam.
Open-cell foams are used for packaging and cushioning, acoustical and thermo insulation, gasketing and many more.
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Closed-cell foam membranes are completely sealed to prevent fluid absorption or air penetration.
Volara is one example of
a closed-cell foam.
Closed-cell foams are used for gasketing, sealing, packaging, floatation, insulation and more.
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Most foams are available with facings, as well as pressure sensitive backing.
Pressure Sensitive Backing
Facings can be laminated to one or both sides. Backing can be added with or without a Mylar carrier. Facings and backing can add properties such as dimensional stability, vapor resistance, wipability or asthetics. Available in roll form, sheets, tapes, or die-cut parts.
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