Monthly Archives: September 2011

Expanded Polystyrene Foam: Its Uses, Qualities and Manufacturing Process

As one of the world’s most utilized materials, we use polystyrene daily, often times without even realizing it. Foam cups, food trays, coolers, toys and packaging material are just a few polystyrene products we often deal with. Beyond the visible goods we encounter, polystyrene is also used as a component in insulation, flotation devices and … 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 most considered factors in the purchase process. However, the single most important but often overlooked area is safety. Regardless of how well it measures up in other areas, a product isn’t worth an investment if it isn’t safe. Product safety is taken seriously … 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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