Monthly Archives: September 2011

Expanded Polystyrene Foam: Its Uses, Qualities and Manufacturing Process

As one of the world’s most popular materials, we use polystyrene daily, often times without even noticing. Beyond the visible goods we encounter (cups, food trays, coolers, toys and packaging material), polystyrene is also used as a component in insulation, flotation devices, and construction. Its versatility, practicality, and affordability is why Foam Factory, Inc. offers … Continue reading

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Understanding Foam Fire Retardancy with the ASTM E84 Standard

When researching a product, its quality, functionality, and affordability are often the biggest factors in the purchase process. However, the single most important, yet often overlooked area is safety. Regardless of how well it measures up in other areas, a product isn’t worth the investment if it isn’t safe. Product safety is taken seriously at … Continue reading

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Protection and Comfort in Athletics with Custom Foam Padding

As the world of sports has evolved, so too have its participants. Today’s athletes are bigger, stronger, faster and better prepared than ever before. Unfortunately, this progress comes with a cost, as the increased physical masses and speeds seen on the field of play directly correlate to a greater potential for injury. Now more than … Continue reading

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Memory Foam and Talalay Latex Foam: Differences and Similarities

Used as mattresses, mattress toppers, pillows, and support products, memory foam and Talalay latex foam are sometimes confused for each other or assumed to be identical because of their similar applications and superior quality. In truth, while they both make top-quality products that can reduce or eliminate issues that lesser quality materials cannot, they are structurally … Continue reading

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