When looking for the right material to achieve the desired outcome, there is no denying that foam is one of the most reliable options on the market today. In addition to being reliable in performance and relatively affordable, it is also an incredibly versatile choice with several variations available. Made to be soft and breathable, open cell foam can be utilized for a wide range of applications. If you have any questions regarding the use of these foams, please contact us for further assistance, and a member of our team will gladly assist you further.
Foam for Packaging, Cushioning, and More!
With our vast selection of open cell foam, you are sure to find the perfect solution for your next project.
For an affordable occasional or one-time use open cell foam, our poly is the best choice. It is applicable in several ways such as storing delicate items, shipping and packaging, and other one-time uses where you need an extra layer of protection. Choose from several thicknesses and sizes to get the one best suited to your particular needs.
When you need an extra soft cushioning experience, our super soft foam has you covered. It is ideal for use in furniture, seat cushions, and pillows. Available in several options to help you find the right firmness and size, this foam is a great way to add some new life to your home.
While most open cell foam isn't known for its water use because it lacks buoyancy, that doesn't mean there aren't specialty types perfect for wet areas! Our Dryfast foam is designed to dry quickly which makes it ideal for use on boats, pool area seating, and outdoor chairs exposed to rain. We offer it in multiple sizes to help you get the right fit. We also offer custom cutting to ensure you get exactly what you need!
This type of foam is ideal for use in furniture where you are looking for more firmness than the Super Soft foam we offer. It can be used in sofas, seat cushions, and even mattresses to achieve the preferred balance of softness and support. It is available in several sizes and can be custom cut to your specific needs.
When looking for the above-mentioned applications for this foam type but with a higher density for longer life, this is your go-to choice. It can be used in all of the applications mentioned for our standard HD36 foam but with more longevity.
Used for filtration of the air to remove or reduce dust, allergens, and other debris, this foam is a great solution to help you breathe easier. It is also a versatile foam which can be used for speaker applications thanks to the air flow and amplification of the structure itself.
Lux-R and Lux-HQ
Designed for use in cushions, seats, and mattress, this type of foam offers premium support and cushioning to meet your needs. This high-quality option is long lasting while still giving a reliable performance which makes it a smart investment. The Lux-HQ has a higher density for those looking for longer life.
Super Lux and Super Max
This higher density foam is ideal for use in furniture thanks to the firm support it provides. The Super Max is one of our higher density options weighing it at 2.8 pounds which means it will not only give you a comfortable firmness, but it will also last for at least a decade because it is so durable.
Ideal for packing sensitive materials, our charcoal foam is available in several options. Choose from options such as eggcrate, medium firmness, and firm. We can also custom cut it to get the right outcome for your application.
When you need an option that is both colorful and / or sound deadening, this foam will meet your needs and your budget. We offer this reliable solution in several colors and sizes. We also offer custom cutting to ensure the right outcome.
Used for various applications, such as packaging for computer parts or other sensitive materials, this foam is a versatile solution available in several varieties. Choose from several cuts and types to get the right choice for your project.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an open cell foam?
If you look at any type of foam, they appear to be made of little bubbles. In open-cell foam, at least half of these are connected to each other, which allows air to pass between adjacent bubbles. The nature of open-cell foam makes it feel softer and more elastic than its closed-cell counterpart, which is why it is often used in cushions.
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 open cell foam made?
Open cell foam is made by combining chemicals together with water, which creates a reaction. As they chemicals are strongly mixed in industrial mixers, bubbles begin to form, and the mixture expands and solidifies into what is called a foam "bun." Once the manufacturing process is complete, these buns can be cut and shaped to use for countless applications.
Does open cell foam absorb water?
Due to the nature of open-cell foam, it can absorb water. Although it can dry to an extent, it is not recommended in uses where liquids are present. There are specialty foams, like Dryfast, that allow water to drain. These foams are usually made specifically for use in wet conditions, and tend to be designed with anti-microbial properties.
Should I use open cell or closed cell foam?
Knowing what foam to use will depend on your application. There are certain situations where one or the other makes more sense; for example, you would not want to use a rigid, closed-cell foam for a couch cushion, where comfort is desired. Likewise, you would not want to use an absorbent open-cell foam where water resistance is a necessity. The foam that is best will change on a case-by-case basis.