When looking at the nature of foam, it is important to understand the differences between open and closed cell to get the right choice for your needs or project. While open-cell foam tends to softer and more cushioning, closed cell ones are sturdier and stiffer. The type you need will generally depend on the application. With our selection of closed cell foams, find the right variation of this versatile material to rise to the challenge of your project and needs. Made with high-quality materials, this inventory of foam is sure to have something that is perfect for the job.
Foam and Rubber for a Multitude of Applications
From flexible polyethylene to stiff polystyrene, our catalog has the closed cell foam you need for your next heavy duty project.
When looking for polyethylene closed cell foam, we have the high-quality solutions you need to get the job done. Made to be sturdy and safeguarded from stains and water retention, this type of foam solution is great for a range of uses. This foam offers great buoyancy, sound dampening properties, and shock absorption making it ideal for everything from packaging to arts and crafts. Choose from several options, including antistatic and several colors, as well as your choice of sheet, cylinder, or tubing with this reliable foam product.
A slightly thinner yet still effective closed cell polyethylene foam can be found in rolls. This option is ideal for use in a range of applications from health care needs and automotive purposes to sports and recreational uses. We offer it in several sizes to help you find the right amount for your situation or application.
Cross Linked Polyethylene
Offering a thick, sturdy option, crosslinked polyethylene is great for a range of applications. With the naturally mold and mildew resistance nature, as well as the water and stain resistance, this foam is great for offering an attractive appearance when used with packaging needs. It can also be used for flotation devices, industrial purposes, and construction uses.
When looking for closed cell foam blocks, we offer this with our polystyrene material. Sold as single units or in packs for an added value to fit the scope of your project, this type of foam is also available in several densities to ensure you get the right one. This foam is ideal for use in applications such as packaging, storage, and more. It is one of the more rigid foams we offer in this category.
Neoprene RubberOffered in sheets and roll form, this type of rubber is ideal for adding to flooring or walls in areas concerned with cleanliness, as well as being used in athletic packaging, insulation, support, and more. It is resistant to mold, mildew, and bacteria which is why it is commonly used in areas such as daycares, sports facilities, and hospitals.
This high-density foam has a medium firmness to it yet still gives a little bounce and shock absorption. It is ideal for use in gyms, daycares, and even building insulation. Available in several sizes and densities, this is a smart option for ensuring a safe and sanitary location.
This foam offers an impressive resistant to everything from chemicals and stains to mold and mildew. Typically used for health care locations and food service areas because of its FDA compliance, this foam can be used for a wide range of applications. Choose from several colors and sizes to get the right option for your project or location.
When you need a heavy-duty foam solution that offers high rigidity, this is a smart choice for your needs. It can be used for packaging in need of the best in protection since this is one of the higher densities of foam we offer.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the properties of foam?
Foam is a material created by trapping gas inside a liquid. Heat and pressure are then applied to the liquid to turn the foam into a solid. Depending on the type of foam, it can carry properties that help with: cushioning, shock absorption, sound deadening, safety, waterproofing and more!
What does closed-cell foam mean?
When you look at any type of foam, you will notice that they appear to be made of small bubbles. In closed-cell foam, none of those bubbles connect to the others, so each one is its own tiny pocket of gas. Usually, in closed-cell foam, the bubbles tend to be smaller and more tightly packed, which makes the foam more durable for heavy duty applications.
How can you tell the difference between open and closed cell foam?
Although the manufacturer will typically give this information, there is one easy way to tell the difference between the two. Closed cell foam has a closed off cell structure, which makes it more water resistant. Open cell foam, on the other hand, has an open cell structure, which means liquid can soak into the material.
How is closed-cell foam made?
Closed-cell foam is made by applying a gas, such as nitrogen, to a rubber or plastic compound that is under high pressure. The foam can be made by subjecting it to the gas directly, or by adding gas-forming agents into the material.
What is closed-cell foam used for?
Because of the large variety of closed-cell foams available, the applications are numerous. Closed-cell foam can be used for: packaging, automotive, sports, medical, construction, surface protection and archery targets, just to name a few.
Is closed-cell foam waterproof?
In general, closed-cell foams tend to be water-resistant due to the closed nature of the cells that make up the foam. The more small and compact these cells are, the more resistant to water the material will be.
Is closed-cell foam toxic to humans?
When used in a solid form, closed-cell foam is non-toxic. In fact, these types of foam are commonly used for food and medical purposes. Closed-cell foams are only toxic during the manufacturing process, when in liquid or gas form.