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. Blue Foam
  2. Charcoal Foam
  3. Charcoal Foam Light
  4. Closed Cell Foam
  5. Conventional Foam
  6. Dry Fast Foam
  7. Dunlop Latex Foam
  8. Gel-Infused Memory Foam
  9. High Density Foam
  10. High Resilience Foam
  11. Lux Foam
  12. Memory Foam
  13. Natural Latex Foam
  14. Organic Latex Foam
  15. Polyurethane Foam
  16. Qualux Foam
  17. Rebond Foam
  18. Soft Foam

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

Dunlop Latex Foam

Dunlop Latex Foam Description:

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.

Dunlop 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.

Dunlop 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

High Resilience Foam

High Resilience Foam Description:

High Resilience foam, often abbreviated as HR foam, is an excellent-quality foam that is specifically engineered to offer a higher level of resilience and bounce-back compared to other types of foam. This means it will return to its original shape after being compressed or deformed, giving it a buoyant feel. It is also durable, maintaining its supportive qualities over extended periods of use. These qualities make it ideal for mattresses, furniture cushions, and other applications where long-lasting support and comfort are essential. High Resilience foam is valued for its combination of durability, comfort, and responsiveness. It is often used in premium mattresses and high-quality furniture where long-term performance is a priority. Its typical lifespan is around 12 years.

High Resilience Foam Technical Data

Property Values Test Method
Density (LB/Cubic Ft.) 2.50 - 3.0 ASTM D 3574
25% ILD (LB) 19 ± 3 - 100.0± 3 ASTM D 3574
Sag Factor (%) Min. 2.7 ASTM D 3574
Flammability Rating CA TB 117-2013 BT CAL-117
CertiPUR-US® Certification Pass CertiPUR-US® Standard

Lux Foam

Lux Foam Description:

Lux Foam, also known as Evlon foam, is a very good quality foam. Lux foam has a very good level of resilience and bounce-back. This means it will return to its original shape after being compressed or deformed, giving it a buoyant feel. This, along with its durability, makes Lux foam ideal for upper-scale furniture seating and mattresses. Lux foam is a step above industrial-grade High Density foam and a step below High Resilience foam. Its typical lifespan is around 6 to 8 years.

Lux Foam Technical Data

Property Values Test Method
Density (LB/Cubic Ft.) 1.95 - 2.20 ASTM D 3574
25% ILD (LB) 19.0 ± 3 - 45.5 ± 3 ASTM D 3574
Sag Factor (%) Min. 2.0 ASTM D 3574
Flammability Rating CA TB 117-2013 BT CAL-117
CertiPUR-US® Certification Pass CertiPUR-US® Standard

High Density Foam

High Density Foam Description:

High Density foam is an industrial-grade good quality foam with an excellent balance between price and comfort. As such, High Density Foam is the most commonly used foam type in the furniture manufacturing industry. It will provide suitable support, resilience, and comfort for its given application. It is sold primarily for mattresses, average-quality sofas, chair cushions, bay windows, boats, and camping pads. Its typical lifespan is around 6 years.

High Density Foam Technical Data

Property Values Test Method
Density (LB/Cubic Ft.) 1.80 - 1.85 ASTM D 3574
25% ILD (LB) 18.9 ± 3 - 85.9 ± 3 ASTM D 3574
Sag Factor (%) Min. 1.80 ASTM D 3574
Flammability Rating CA TB 117-2013 BT CAL-117
CertiPUR-US® Certification Pass CertiPUR-US® Standard

Polyurethane Foam

Polyurethane Foam Description:

Commercial Grade Polyurethane Foam, also known as Polyfoam, is a fair-quality foam primarily reserved for packaging and shipping applications but can be used for occasional-use mattresses and cushions. Other applications include dog beds, costumes, arts and crafts, and other recreational applications. Due to its fair quality, thick pieces will develop “sink” areas after a short time and will often not return to their original form over time. Its typical lifespan is around 1 to 2 years.

Polyurethane Foam Technical Data

Property Values Test Method
Density (LB/Cubic Ft.) 1.20 - 1.25 ASTM D 3574
25% ILD (LB) 17.3 ± 3 - 50.5 ± 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