Tag Archives: Polyethylene

Learn How to Cut Closed-Cell Foam at Home For Easy DIY Projects!

At Foam Factory, Inc., we offer a broad range of foam cutting services, ranging from computer-controlled machines, to hand-crafted cuts made by team members with decades of experience. However, not every project brought to us requires the precision of sophisticated machinery or  craftsman-level skill. For simple jobs and projects, DIY cutting is not only the … Continue reading

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Organize and Protect Your Shoe Collection With Foam Cylinders

Every year when spring is finally peeking around the corner, most people are looking forward to warmer weather more than anything. After months of snow, ice, and wind, breaking out the sandals, shorts, and t-shirts can make us feel like butterflies spreading our wings for the first time. While winter weather is obviously the last … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at Foam: Part II – Closed-Cell Foam

For the second half in our review of the cellular structure of our foam materials, we take a look at the more rugged and durable of our two main foam types – closed-cell foam! — Closed-Cell While there is little variation among open-cell foams, closed-cell foam structure offers a range of cellular characteristics that can … Continue reading

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Organize Your Tool Collection With DIY Foam Inserts

At the top of the list of the most confounding household mysteries, along with lost socks and disappearing TV remotes, is how the tool we need always seems to be the only one missing from its drawer or chest. Whether a wrench is MIA or the screwdriver you want is buried under a bird’s nest … Continue reading

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Hit the Mark With Foam Archery Targets

A sport of skill, patience, and technical precision, archery is one of those activities that may appear easy to an observer but is something that takes an immense amount of practice and hard work to perfect. Proper form, physical strength and stamina, and excellent self-awareness are all required for consistent performance in archery. The only … Continue reading

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Understanding the A-A-59135 and A-A-59136 Commercial Item Descriptions

The world of foam polymers can be a complicated one, with minor differences in structure, additives and molecular makeup creating completely different products. Because the forming of these materials can be manipulated in so many ways, highly-specialized products for unique jobs are often created, with only a slight change in formulation tailoring them to a … Continue reading

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Improve Your Home’s Efficiency and Safety With Versatile Foam Products

Rising energy costs, a struggling economy and a volatile housing market have all forced homeowners to realize the importance of maintaining and improving the quality of their homes. This has also resulted in many people taking a money-saving, do-it-yourself approach to maintaining investment value or enticing potential buyers. Because of its affordability and low cost, … Continue reading

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Insulator, Filler and Fixer: Foam Expansion Joint Filler Backing Rod

In plays, television and movies, actors and actresses are most often the ones credited with a show’s success. But for every celebrity or household name, there are dozens of people behind the scenes, working hard to ensure the seamless execution of a performance. This is also how the world of construction works. We see the … Continue reading

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Cross-Linked Foam: The Differences and Characteristics of These Materials

At its core, a material’s strength is derived from the bonds that hold it together on a molecular level. In the world of plastics and foams, it’s polymers – chains of repeating molecular units – that are bonded together to form the material. The strength of these bonds, known as a cross-link, is reflected in … Continue reading

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Polyethylene Foam: Its Uses, Characteristics, and Varieties

With versatility that makes it the perfect product for a multitude of projects, polyethylene is one of the most utilized but least recognized foam materials on the market. While polystyrene is known for its use in cups and insulation and the soft, and squishy feel of polyurethane foam is something everyone is familiar with, polyethylene … Continue reading

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