Foam Types

Welcome to our Foam Types page! Here you can learn everything there is to know about the different types of foam offered and their primary applications. We make it easy for our consumers to order the correct foam type for their projects.

Dry Fast Foam

Description:

Dry Fast Foam is very good for outdoor uses. It is non-water absorbent and won’t mold, rot or mildew. It is very resilient and buoyant, with an open-cell structure. Dry Fast Foam is used for filtering, or padding that is subject to high amounts of liquid.

Specifications:

Weight:2.15 lb. per cubic ft.
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Pore Size(Visual):1530
Density:1.752.15lbs/ft³
Tensile:8psi
Elongation:100%
Tear:2.0lbs/in
IFD 25%R:3035lbs
Compression Set 50%:15%

Closed Cell Foam

Description:

Closed Cell Foam is non-water absorbent, non-biodegradable, floats, has great tensile strength, and is impervious to petroleum. Closed Cell Foam is used in exercise mats, high impact aerobic equipment, and mechanic’s box lining. It is a good thermal insulator (hot tub covers).

Specifications:

Weight:2.0 lb. per cubic ft.
Density Range, pcf:
(ASTM D1667)
1.5 – 2.5
Compressive Strength, psi:
(ASTM D1056)
@25% Deflection
@50% Deflection
5 – 8
14 – 18
Compression Set:
% of Original Thickness
(ASTM D395)
20% Max
Tensile Strength, psi:
(ASTM D1564)
30 – 50
Elongation, % to Break:
(ASTM D1564)
130 – 180
Tear Resistance, lb/in:
(ADTM D624)
7 – 13
Water Absorbtion, lb/ft²
of Cut Surface, Max:
(Mil P-40619)
0.07
Bouyancy, lb/cu. ft.:
(Mil P-40619) (USCG)
55
Temperature Range F:-110 to +225

Memory Foam

Description:

Memory Foam, also known as Viscoelastic Foam, is a high-quality foam that conforms to your body shape. Memory foam was developed for space shuttle seating and is currently used for mattresses and therapeutic applications.

Specifications:

Weight:Medium Soft – 3.2 lb. per cubic ft.
Soft – 4.0 lb. per cubic ft.
Density:2.80 ±15% – 4.0
25% IFD12.0 ± 3.0 lbs
Color:White/Yellow
Flammability:Cal 117 Pass
FAR 25.853(B) Pass

Rebond Foam

Description:

Rebond Foam is used for carpet padding, weight equipment, motorcycle seats, and other covered padding. Rebond Foam is very resilient and stands up to high impact/usage.

Specifications:

Weight:6.0 lb. per cubic ft.
Density lbs/cu. ft.:6.0
Sag Factor:Less than 1.8
Tensile Strength, lbs/sq. in.10.0
Resilience, %greater than 75%
Compression set,
90%, 22 hrs., 158° F
Less than 10%
ColorMulti-color

Charcoal Foam

Description:

Charcoal Foam is used primarily in cases, such as computer, camera, and gun cases. Charcoal Foam is also used for packing and shipping, acoustical dampening, and soundproofing.

Specifications:

Weight:1.8 lb. per cubic ft.
Longevity:approx. 6 years
Density lbs/cu. ft.:1.75 – 1.85
Indentation Force Deflection, 25%85 – 95
Cell Count Per Lineal Inch38 ± 5
Elongation, %207%
Tear Strength, lbs/in.220
ClickableYes
Ball Rebound , %27 ±6
Flammability RatingPasses flammability specifications for Cal. T.B. 117, FMVSS 302, and NFPA 260,1989 specifications.

Latex Rubber Foam

Description:

Latex Rubber Foam is the first type of foam on the market that is non-allergenic and long-lasting. It is used in top of the line products including mattresses, cushions, and pillows.

Specifications:

Weight:5.6 lb. per cubic ft.
Quality:Excellent
Density Ranges:3 lbs/ft³ – 15 lb/ft³
Flammability Classifications:HMIS Rating = 1, Flash Point Greater Than 400° F
Extinguishing Media:Water stream, spray, or fog. Dry chemicals or foam
Fire Hazard:If ignited, this product will burn and consume oxygen. This product may produce irritating and toxic by-products during combustion. Self contained breathing apparatus must be donned when fighting a latex foam fire.

The primary health concern of latex foam is the inhalation of fumes that may be generated during combustion.

Latex foam products natural and/or synthetic foam may contain rubbers, synthetic rubbers, and rubber curatives.

High Resilience Foam

Description:

High Resilience Foam is used in most types of expensive furniture, including yachting and boating. High Resilience Foam makes for an excellent mattress, as it is very buoyant and resilient.

Specifications:

Weight:3.0 lb. per cubic ft.
Quality:excellent
Longevity:approx. 12 years
Density lbs/cu. ft.:Minimum 2.50
ILD/50 sq. in. @25%(4 in.)35% max.
Support Factor:2.5
Hysterisis Loss @25%35% max.
Tear Strength, lbs/linear in.1.50 PLI min.
Tensile Strength, lbs/sq. in.12.0 PSI min.
Elongation, %150% min.
Resilience, %50% min.
Compression set,
90%, 22 hrs., 158° F
Less than 10%
Color110 – Yellow

Passes flammability specifications for Cal. T.B. 117, FMVSS 302, and NFPA 260,1989 specifications.

Lux Foam

Description:

Lux Foam, also known as Evlon foam, is very buoyant and long-lasting. Lux Foam is a “good” foam, typically used for upper-scale furniture seating and mattresses.

Specifications:

Weight:2.2 lb. per cubic ft.
Quality:very good
Longevity:approx. 6 years
Density lbs/cu. ft.:2.10 – 2.20
Indentation Force Deflection, 25%41 – 47
Tensile Strength, lbs/sq. in.17.19
Elongation, %207%
Tear Strength, lbs/in.220
Ball Rebound, %45 + 5
ClickableYes
Compression set, 22 hrs.
@ 158° F, 50% Maximum
2.45
Flammability RatingPasses flammability specifications for Cal. T.B. 117, FMVSS 302, and NFPA 260,1989 specifications.
ColorYellow, Blue

High Density Foam

Description:

High Density Foam is sold primarily for mattresses, average quality sofas, chair cushions, bay windows, boats, and camping pads. High Density Foam is the most commonly used foam type in the furniture manufacturing industry.

Specifications:

Weight:1.9 lb. per cubic ft.
Quality:Good
Longevity:approx. 4 years
Density lbs/cu. ft.:Minimum 1.70
ILD/50 sq. in. @25%(4 in.)52 – 58
Sag Factor:Greater than 2.0
Air Flow cu. ft./min.Max 4.0
Tear Strength, lbs/linear in.greater than 2.0
Tensile Strength, lbs/sq. in.10.0 – 15.0
Elongation, %125 – 175
Resilience, %greater than 30
Compression set,
90%, 22 hrs., 158° F
Less than 10%
Color304 – Light Brown

Passes flammability specifications for Cal. T.B. 117, FMVSS 302, and NFPA 260,1989 specifications.

Polyurethane Foam

Description:

Polyurethane Foam is used for fill, packing, shipping, mattress toppers, dog beds, and costumes. Thick pieces will develop “sink” areas after a short time. Polyurethane foam is our lowest quality foam, and will often not return to its original form over time.

Specifications:

Weight:1.2 lb. per cubic ft.
Quality:Very low
Cell Structure:Open
Density lbs/cu. ft.:1.2
ILD/50 sq. in. @25%(4 in.)33
Tensile Strength, lbs/sq. in.5.0 – 7.5
Resilience, %Low
Compression set,
75%, 22 hrs., 158° F
Less than 10%
ColorWhite/Beige

Passes flammability specifications for Cal. T.B. 117, FMVSS 302, and NFPA 260,1989 specifications.