Foam Types

There are many different types of foam available in the market and it can be difficult to know what to choose for a certain application. This page is a resource to learn about the different types of foam offered here at FoamOnline and their primary applications. We also provide the datasheet specifications for foam, containing the technical information about the characteristics of foam sold here at FoamOnline. We make it easy for our consumers to order the correct foam type for their projects.

Available Foam:

  1. Charcoal Foam
  2. Charcoal Light Foam
  3. Closed Cell Foam
  4. Conventional Foam
  5. Dry Fast Foam
  6. Gel-Infused Memory Foam
  7. High Density Foam
  8. High Resilience Foam
  9. Latex Foam
  10. Lux Foam
  11. Memory Foam
  12. Polyurethane Foam
  13. Qualux Foam
  14. Rebond Foam

Gel-Infused Memory Foam

Gel-Infused Memory Foam Description:

Gel-Infused Memory foam is an excellent quality foam with a very soft feel. Its composition is traditional Memory foam mixed with blue gel during the manufacturing process. The purpose of adding gel to the foam is to enhance its cooling and support properties. One of the main issues people have with traditional Memory foam is that it can feel too warm because it tends to retain heat. Gel-Infused Memory foam is designed to help dissipate heat away from the body and provide a cooler sleeping experience throughout the night when compared to traditional Memory foam. In addition to its cooling factor, Gel-Infused Memory foam also provides the same pressure relief and support as traditional Memory foam. It conforms to the shape of your body, helping to distribute your weight evenly and alleviate pressure points. Available in very soft firmness only. Its typical lifespan is around 8 years.

Gel-Infused Memory Foam Technical Data

Property Values Test Method
Density (LB/Cubic Ft.) 3.50 - 3.71 ASTM D 3574
25% ILD (LB) 10.9 ± 3 ASTM D 3574
Sag Factor (%) Min. 3.20 ASTM D 3574
Flammability Rating CA TB 117-2013 BT CAL-117
CertiPUR-US® Certification Pass CertiPUR-US® Standard

Charcoal Light Foam

Charcoal Light Foam Description:

Charcoal Light foam is a fair-quality foam with a medium-firm feel. It is a cost effective solution for protecting delicate items such as instruments, technical equipment, guns, computers, and other components. Other applications include packaging and shipping protection and entry-level soundproofing. The darker color ensures a neat appearance even when dirtied. Moreover, it conceals the natural yellowing that typically occurs on white and light-colored foam due to aging and sunlight exposure. This characteristic makes it well-suited for professional applications where maintaining a pristine appearance is crucial. Its typical lifespan is around 4 to 6 years.

Charcoal Light Foam Technical Data

Property Values Test Method
Density (LB/Cubic Ft.) 1.20 - 1.25 ASTM D 3574
25% ILD (LB) 36.9 ± 3 ASTM D 3574
Sag Factor (%) Min. 1.20 ASTM D 3574
Flammability Rating CA TB 117-2013 BT CAL-117
CertiPUR-US® Certification Pass CertiPUR-US® Standard

Qualux Foam

Qualux Foam Description:

Qualux foam, also known as Qualux High Resilience foam, is an excellent-quality foam used in top end upholstery furniture and mattresses. Recognized by designers, contractors, and architects alike, it is renowned in the furniture industry, particularly in the commercial and upscale residential sectors, as a symbol of top-tier cushioning quality. Qualux foams unique cell structure offers the highest level of support, comfort and durability. Featuring a soft surface that swiftly firms up upon compression, this material ensures optimal body support in various seating applications. Qualux foam enhances the comfort, durability, and market appeal of office seating and luxurious home furnishings. Its high support factor and resilience contribute to an improved cushioning experience. In rigorous tests involving a constant force pounding, Qualux foam consistently outperforms other foam types. Additionally, Qualux foam delivers exceptional sleeping comfort and resilient support, featuring a breathable surface that enhances airflow. Common uses for Qualux foam include top of the line mattresses, cushions, medical cushions, upholstery foam, RV’s, and marine furniture. Its typical lifespan is around 15 years.

Qualux Foam

Property Values Test Method
Density (LB/Cubic Ft.) 2.5 - 3.0 ASTM D 3574
25% ILD (LB) 23 - 55 ASTM D 3574
Sag Factor (%) Min. 2.50 ASTM D 3574
Flammability Rating CA TB 117-2013 BT CAL-117
CertiPUR-US® Certification Pass CertiPUR-US® Standard

Conventional Foam

Conventional Foam

Conventional Foam Description:

Conventional foam is an inexpensive medium-quality foam that strikes a balance between price and comfort. It will provide adequate support for occasional furniture and mattress usage. We would recommend it for couch backing cushions and mattress toppers. Additional applications include packaging and shipping protection, camping pads, and pet beds. Quality-wise, Conventional foam is a step above commercial-grade Polyurethane foam and a step below industrial-grade High Density foam. Its typical lifespan is around 5 years.

Conventional Foam Technical Data

Property Values Test Method
Density (LB/Cubic Ft.) 1.50 ASTM D 3574
25% ILD (LB) 15.7 ± 3 - 56.9 ± 3 ASTM D 3574
Sag Factor (%) Min. 1.50 ASTM D 3574
Flammability Rating CA TB 117-2013 BT CAL-117
CertiPUR-US® Certification Pass CertiPUR-US® Standard

Dry Fast Foam

Dry Fast Foam Description:

Dry Fast foam is a great-quality resilient and buoyant foam. With a very porous open cell construction, it is non-water absorbent and won’t mold, rot, or mildew. Even under complete saturation the foam will dry quickly. This makes it ideal for outdoor uses such as patio or outdoor cushions and mattresses. Other uses include filters or padding that is subject to high amounts of liquid such as marine cushioning or personal watercrafts. Its typical lifespan is between 5 to 8 years.

Dry Fast Foam Technical Data

Property Values Test Method
Density (LB/Cubic Ft.) 1.80 ASTM D 3574-91
25% ILD (LB) 60 ASTM D 3574-91
60% ILD (LB) 105 ASTM D 3574-91
Cell Count (Pores PSI) 25 ASTM D 3574-91
Air Flow (CFM) Min. 20 ASTM D 3574-91
Tensile (PSI) Min. 20 ASTM D 3574-91
Elongation (%) Min. 150 ASTM D 3574-91
Anti-Microbial Yes ASTM D 3574-91
Tear (PPI) Min. 5.0 ASTM D 3574-91
Sag Factor (Nominal) 1.80 ASTM D 3574-91
Compression Set (@ 50% Deflection) % Max. 20 ASTM D 3574-91
25% CLD Autoclave Loss (% Max.) 25 ASTM D 3574-91
Compression Set (@ 50% Deflection Autoclave Loss) % Max. 10 ASTM D 3574-91
Tensile Strength Dry Heat Loss (% Max.) 15 ASTM D 3574-91
Max Temperature (°F) 200 -
Flammability Rating Class 2, Non Fire Retardant UL900
Contains Fire Retardant Additives No -

Closed Cell Foam

Closed Cell Foam Description:

Closed Cell foam, also known as Polyethylene foam, is an excellent quality type of foam in which the individual foam cells are sealed off from one another, preventing the passage of air and water through the material and making it impermeable. The closed-cell structure results in a foam that is rigid and buoyant. Non-water absorbant, it is ideal for applications where flotation and water resistance are essential. It is commonly used in water sports equipment, marine flotation devices, and buoyancy aids. It also provides excellent thermal insulation and is often used for hot tub covers.

Closed Cell foam is often used in applications where insulation against heat or cold is necessary, such as in building insulation, refrigeration, or HVAC systems. Closed Cell foam tends to be more durable and resistant to wear and tear than open-cell foam. The closed structure enhances the foam’s strength and ability to withstand compression and impact. The impermeability of Closed Cell foam makes it effective for sealing applications. It is often used as gaskets and seals in industries where preventing the passage of air or water is critical. Closed Cell foam can be used for acoustic insulation in applications where sound absorption and dampening are required. It is often found in automotive interiors, industrial settings, and soundproofing applications. Its typical lifespan is around 15 years.

Closed Cell Foam Technical Data

Property Values Test Method
Density (LB/Cubic Ft.) 2.0 ASTM D 3575
Compression Strength (PSI): 25% / 50%) 5 / 14 ASTM D 3575
Tensile (PSI) 60 ASTM D 3575
Elongation (%) 124 ASTM D 3575
Tear (LB/Inch) 11 ASTM D 3575
Compresion Set (%) 28 ASTM D 3575
Shore Hardness: A Scale / OO Scale 7 / 51 ASTM D 3575
Thermal Stability (%) Max.3 Hours @ 180°F -1.0 ASTM D 3575
Thermal Conductivity @ 50°F 0.33 ASTM D 3575
Water Absorption (LB/Sq. Ft.) 0.04 MIL-P-40619
Bouyancy (LB/Cubic Ft.) 55 MIL-P-40619
Contains Fire Retardant Additives No -

Memory Foam

Memory Foam Description:

Memory foam, also known as Viscoelastic foam, is an excellent-quality foam designed specifically for pressure relief purposes. Its unique properties allow it to confirm to the shape of your body and then return to its original shape once the pressure is removed. This characteristic makes memory foam versatile and suitable for various applications.

Some common uses of memory foam include mattresses and mattress toppers, pillows, seat cushions and medical cushions, travel and neck pillows, furniture cushions, and orthopedic products. Memory foam’s ability to conform to the body’s shape and its pressure-relieving properties make it a valuable material in a wide range of products designed to enhance comfort and support in daily life. Its typical lifespan is around 10 years.

Memory Foam Technical Data

Property Values Test Method
Density (LB/Cubic Ft.) 3.12 - 3.41 ASTM D 3574
25% ILD (LB) 13.9 ± 3 ASTM D 3574
Sag Factor (%) Min. 2.9 ASTM D 3574
Flammability Rating CA TB 117-2013 BT CAL-117
CertiPUR-US® Certification Pass CertiPUR-US® Standard

Rebond Foam

Rebond Foam Description:

Rebond foam, also known as Rebonded foam, is a very resilient foam designed for daily high usage and heavy impacts. Unlike conventional Rebond foam which is constructed from compressed and bonded recycled foam material, the Rebond foam we offer is constructed of a single foam.

Its dense and firm construction makes it ideal for demanding applications such as carpet underlay or padding, commercial seating like bar and restaurant booths, and gym and exercise equipment like mats and weightlifting area padding. Other uses include seats for recreational vehicles like automobiles, snowmobiles, tractors, and motorcycles that are under heavy use and motor vibrations. Its typical lifespan is around 12 years.

Rebond Foam Technical Data

Property Values Test Method
Density (LB/Cubic Ft.) 4.375 - 4.55 ASTM D 3574
25% ILD (LB) 240 ± 3 ASTM D 3574
Sag Factor (%) Min. 3.2 ASTM D 3574
Flammability Rating CA TB 117-2013 BT CAL-117
CertiPUR-US® Certification Pass CertiPUR-US® Standard

Charcoal Foam

Charcoal Foam Description:

Charcoal Foam is a great-quality foam with a firm feel. Its dense and firm construction makes it durable for heavier-duty applications. Its darker color maintains a clean appearance if it becomes dirty. Additionally, it will hide the natural yellowing that occurs and can be seen on white and light-colored foam due to aging and sunlight. This makes it ideal for professional applications where maintaining a clean look is important such as protective padding for equipment cases like instrucments, technical equipment, guns, and computers. Other applications include packaging and shipping protection and entry-level soundproofing. Its typical lifespan is around 8 to 10 years. Charcoal foam is also available in an Egg Crate design to cradle and further protect delicate items.

Charcoal Foam Technical Data

Property Values Test Method
Density (LB/Cubic Ft.) 1.80 - 1.85 ASTM D 3574
25% ILD (LB) 85.9 ± 3 ASTM D 3574
Sag Factor (%) Min. 1.8 ASTM D 3574
Flammability Rating CA TB 117-2013 BT CAL-117
CertiPUR-US® Certification Pass CertiPUR-US® Standard

Latex Rubber Foam

Latex Foam Description:

Latex foam, also known as Dunlop Latex foam, is an excellent quality 100% natural latex with a medium-firm feel. It is often used in top-of-the-line products like mattresses, cushions, and pillows. This is because of the following reasons:

  • Comfort: Its contouring properties provide exceptional support and comfort. It conforms to the shape of your body to ease pressure points and relieve discomfort and pain.
  • Breathability: Latex foam pinhole construction allows air to circulate freely through the foam, regulating body temperature and preventing heat buildup.
  • Durability: Its rubber construction allows Latex foam to maintain its shape and firmness over many years before it starts to degrade.
  • Hypoallergenic: Made from organic materials, Latex foam does not contain the common allergens found in synthetic materials. It is also naturally resistant to dust mites, mold, mildew, rot, and other forms of bacteria that can trigger allergic reactions and asthma symptoms in sensitive individuals.

Latex foam is more durable than conventional foam. Its typical lifespan is around 15 to 25 years. You can read more about Latex foam here.

Latex Foam Technical Data

Property Values Test Method
Density (LB/Cubic Ft.) 5.9 ASTM D 3574
Hysteresis (%) 32 ISO 2439 Method B
Resilience (%) 40 ISO 8307
Sag Factor (Nominal) 5.4 ISO 2439 Method B
Tensile (PSI) Min. 20 ISO 1798
Elongation (%) Min. 80 ISO 1798
Compression Set (@ 50% Deflection) % Max. 5% ISO 1856
Dynamic Fatigue (%) 1%, 14% ISO 3385
Dynamic Fatigue (%) Durability Test 1%, 14% EN 1957
Contains Fire Retardant Additives N.A. ISO 1021-1, ISO 1021-2