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Molded foam has applications in a wide range of industries, including: sports and recreation, lawn and garden, automotive fabricating, footwear and comfort, food processing, construction office, outdoors, mining and bath. Read More…

Molded Foam Molded foam is polymer foam formed via a molding process, such as injection molding, compression molding, reaction injection molding or centrifugal molding.
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Arlington, TX  |  800-777-7645

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.

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American Excelsior Company $$$

Painesville, OH  |  440-352-3434

For innovative and cost-effective fabricated foam packaging, American Foam Products should be your preferred vendor! We utilize a wide range of foams and other materials, including polyethylene, polyurethane, crosslink polyethylene, expanded polystyrene and plastic corrugated, as well as a broad range of manufacturing services and capabilities.

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American Foam Products $$$

Garland, TX  |  800-530-0091

Our highly advanced foam solution are ideal for a wide range of applications. We take your satisfaction very seriously which is why we offer custom services to accurately manufacture all of your products.

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Heubach Corporation $$$

St. Louis Park, MN  |  952-345-0012

Flextech has been providing innovative solutions for our customer's challenging projects since 1992. Flextech objectives are to be fair and honest in all of dealings with our suppliers, customers, and employees.

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Flextech $$$

Newton Falls, OH  |  330-872-0995

At Luxaire, we realize the importance of customer care. No matter how challenging the project, we fabricate our foam with the utmost precision to get it right the first time. Available foams include rigid, semi-rigid, open-cell, and outdoor foam. We are capable of performing detailed fabrication with our cutting-edge CAD production equipment.

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Luxaire Cushion Company $$$

Madison, WI  |  800-989-3626

Wisconsin Foam is a foam supplier that serves a multitude of applications & industries with highly targeted, cost-effective precision flexible foam solutions— no matter the size or complexity.

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Wisconsin Foam Products, Inc. $$$

Evansville, IN  |  800-467-6730

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.

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Thrust Industries $$$

Grand Rapids, MI  |  616-942-7780

Our long-term customers know they can trust us to find them the best deals on foam products. We believe that savings should be passed on. We are not in business simply to make profits, but to benefit our customers with high quality products and services.

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Design Converting, Inc. $$$
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Fabricators can mold polymer foam, such as urethane foam or polyethylene foam, into a wide variety of products, such as: molded foam sheets, bumpers, conveyor bushings, conveyor wheels, pneumatic seals, knee pads, helmet lining, mats and countless other products.

When designing your product, fabricators consider factors like: application environment, required impact resistance, required chemical resistance, required impermeability and more. Based on your application specifications, they can pick a material and a molding method. Each molding method has something a little different to offer.

Injection molding, for example, is inexpensive and capable of producing high volumes of high tolerance, complex parts. Unfortunately, though, the cost of cooling injection dies is quite high in comparison with the rest of the process. Also, the parts often require secondary processing after molding.

Reaction injection molding is unique in that it completes curing while the foam is still inside the mold. The foam, which is first mixed with additives (catalysts, polyols, surfacents, blowing agents, etc.) reaches the mold after fabricators inject it as a liquid. Once the liquid polymer is inside the mold, fabricators use an impinging mixer to pressurize it and give it its final shape. This type of foam molding creates lightweight and strong products, has low tooling costs and requires less clamping force than other molding processes. Its only real drawback is the fact that it has higher than normal raw material costs and high cycle times.

Centrifugal molding involves rotating the polymer material on an axis, where it’s exposed to centrifugal forces that help shape it. Fabricators use centrifugal molding to create products with large cross sections. It, however, is more time consuming than the other foam molding methods.

Whatever method your fabricators choose to make it, molded foam is an excellent investment for many customers. To find out if molded foam is right for you, consult with one or more of the many molded foam fabricators listed on this page.

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