Thermoforming Foam

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. We strive to design and produce high quality products for our customers in a timely manner and that are defect free. 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.

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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 List

Polyethylene Foam Products
Molded cross-linked polyethylene foam – Flextech, Inc.

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. Fabricators thermoform two main groups of foam: open cell structured foam (flexible foam) and closed cell structured foam (rigid foam). Open cell foam has pores, or cells, that are joined together, making the foam softer, more flexible, more compressible and easier to break apart. Closed cell foam, on the other hand, contains cells that are closed off from one another and do not compress. As a result, this foam is more firm, compact and pressure resistant.

By thermoforming foam, fabricators can create a wide variety of useful products in a diverse set of industries, including but not limited to: aerospace, packaging and shipping, food service, healthcare, architecture and construction, sound and acoustics, retail and automotive. Some of the many products into which fabricators can thermoform foam are: panel cores, vibration damper pads, shock mounts, portable coolers, shock pads, aircraft crash padding, wall padding for noise reduction/acoustics, aerospace gap filling, packaging, casing, partitions and cushioning.

Thermoforming offers you many options in terms of material composition, foam characteristics, product shape and size and color. In addition, most thermoformed foam is recyclable. Along those same lines, many companies now offer more environmentally friendly foam options. Find out more about thermoforming foam and what this service can do by reaching out to a reliable fabricator, such as those listed on this page.

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