Thermoplastic foam is typically a sponge-like material, created from frothing and then cooling a molten polymer, such as polyurethane or PVC. It is also available in liquid form. While each polymer makes foam with slightly different characteristics, all share the traits of durability, light weight, low thermal conductivity, mold and mildew resistance, bacterial growth resistance, compressibility and low water vapor transmission. Read More...Thermoforming Foam Thermoforming is one of the most common and easy ways to take thermoplastic foam and make it into a new shape. The term “thermoforming” covers a number of foam forming methods, including the most popular types: vacuum forming, compression forming and encapsulation molding. However, generally speaking, thermoforming foam takes place when you place a thermoplastic foam sheet inside an oven, heat it until it is pliable, and then place it in or on a mold, where it can take on its shape and then cool.
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.$$$
At Luxaire, we realize the importance of customer care. No matter how challenging the project, we fabricate our foam with the utmost precision to get it right the first time. Available foams include rigid, semi-rigid, open-cell, and outdoor foam. We are capable of performing detailed fabrication with our cutting-edge CAD production equipment. Contact us today for more information about how we can help your business.$$$