January 28th, 2010
It might surprise you to know that foam remains one of the most protective materials available, and can be the answer to all of your security and packaging requirements.
As high density foam is produced in a way that ensure it is ultra durable, with closed cells that contain little bubbles of air; meaning that it can have applications in terms of packaging. This coupled with an inherent versatility means that it is the perfect packaging solution.
Foam can also be constructed to be fire retardant, such as class 0f foams such as Pyrolsorb, which make foam the ideal material for the soundproofing of buildings, where fire safety is an upmost concern.
It is a testament to the inherent strength of high density foams that they have applications in the fields of body armour, and the “Nirtrile” range of body armour foam, as offered by Technical Foam Services, represents optimum quality and strength.
As well as offering the consumer unmatched characteristics of strength and versatility, foam is also able to protect the home in more subtle ways that you might not be immediately aware of, such as by providing effective soundproofing (that can be made fire retardant as already mentioned) and unsurpassed insulation for your home.
As one of the UK’s leading foam manufacturers, we at Technical Foam Services offer a wide range of durable high density foams, therefore meeting all of your needs in terms of protection and security. We provide foam in a range of different forms, including foam sheets, blocks and rolls for a multitude of purposes. So, why not take advantage of the world’s new favourite protective material today?
January 27th, 2010
As leading foam suppliers, Technical Foam Services offer the consumer a wide variety of foam cut to size to satisfy any concern, whether it be practical or aesthetic. And by choosing to foam, either in your industry or personal life, you can be sure that your specific requirements will be met.
Foam is considered a unique, modern material as it can be coloured and cut to size to fit a huge variety of applications. Technical Foam Services, we give you the oppourtunity to tell us exactly what your requirements are. So, if you’re soundproofing your home then they will be able to offer you foam cut to size to the specific dimensions of your home, and in an aesthetic style that complements your décor.
Technical Foam Services offer all the big names in PE foams, such as Plastazote, Evazote, EVA foam, Jiffycell and Stratocell, so you can be sure of only the highest quality and expert service when choosing to work with us.
As already mentioned, PU and PE foams come in wide variety of shapes and colours, and some specific uses are as follows. Due to the versatility of the medium, Technical Foam Services can offer the consumer foam hands (in any bespoke style), seat cushions, kneelers and sponges and can be produced in any colour.
Foam offers the consumer a unique oppourtunity in that it can be worked to almost any shape and can answer many needs of the consumer, so why not tell Technical Foam Services exactly what you need for a bespoke foam product?
January 26th, 2010
Technical Foam offers a wide variety of bath sponges and cellulose sponges which are perfectly suited to all your cleaning demands, and with top name brands such as “Natural” sea sponges, you can be sure that we at Technical Foam Services, top foam suppliers, only offer the highest quality of bath sponges and cellulose sponges.
Cellulose sponges are great for use, as sponges and are made using only natural materials such as wood pulp and cotton, which means they are the perfect sponge for the environmentally minded as they are biodegradable.
“Natural” brand sea sponges represent the very highest quality of cellulose sponge and make bath time, or make up removal a real treat. Natural sponges are of such high quality, and made from such natural materials that by using them, you have the assurance of knowing that you are being all-natural and environmentally-friendly.
Technical Foam Services also offer a variety of bath sponges, such as sponge pore foams; which are the paragon of “traditional” sponges. Foam is so effective as a sponge material because it can be constructed to possess a wide variety of densities. This means that foam can be produced of a low density or have an “open cell” structure (its cells have been broken to allow the intake of air or water); thereby making the foam sponge extremely absorbent.
So, why not treat yourself to a high quality sponge from the foam manufacturers at Technical Foam Services? You’ll never want to leave the bathroom again!
January 21st, 2010
Open cell foams, such as polyether foams, are manufactured in such as a way as to make them both permeable and versatile. This means that open cell foams can be the ideal solution for a wide variety of manufacturing concerns.
The most notable characteristic of open cell foams is the fact that they allow for the free circulation of air. This is due to the fact that its cells have been broken, usually by a gas explosion, thereby creating a material that is both soft and permeable.
Open cell foams are not as dense as their closed cell equivalents, which, whilst in many respects is advantageous, also means that it can’t be used in quite the same way. Lower density of open cell foam means, simply, that it is not as strong as its closed cell foam counterparts and is not as well suited as a building material, or as ultra-durable packaging. Less density, however, means that open cell foams are a considerably cheaper foam than closed cell foams. They are also excellent insulators, as their open cells allow them to absorb oxygen which is itself is a great insulator.
Open cell foams are more permeable than closed cell foams, which means that they are not suitable for applications were water resistance is needed. Water permeability, however, means that they are the ideal material for the construction of water filters and their application in this field is widespread.
At Technical Foam Services, we supply a wide range of foam types. As one of the leading foam manufacturers in the UK, make us your first port of call for reliability, quality and efficiency.
January 19th, 2010
Closed cell foams, such as some types of polyester foam, have some unique benefits over their open cell foam counterparts. They are therefore uniquely suited to answering the specific needs of the modern-day manufacturer.
“Closed cell” simply means that the cells within the foam haven’t been broken. This means that closed cell foams can be produced to varying densities, which makes them well suited to a wide variety of applications. The cells in closed cell foams are also filled with a special gas, thereby making them as strong as possible, which also makes them great insulators.
Typical closed cell insulation or flotation polyurethane is easily strong enough to walk on, and this means that it is perfect for use as building materials, or for use as a highly durable and versatile form of packaging.
Specific advantages of closed cell foams include better strength, high R-value and impermeability, which means that leakage of air or water vapour can be limited. Whilst the advantages of closed cell foams are distinct, however, there are certain features of closed cell foam that could make it a less viable solution than its open celled equivalent; most notably that, due to higher densities of closed cell foams, they are more expensive than open cell foams.
The correct choice of open or closed cell foams is an important consideration, and depends on your specific criteria. When used correctly, however, closed cell foams are a remarkable solution.
At Technical Foam Services, we have a range of closed cell foams and as one of the UK’s leading foam suppliers, we can guarantee first class quality.
January 14th, 2010
There are certain properties of foam that make it the perfect packaging solution, and in the modern age foam manufacturers have become closely aligned with the packaging industries.
Foam is an extraordinarily versatile material, making it perfect for a wide range of packaging applications. As foam can be cut to size, it means that it is ideal for a whole range of packaging requirements. Polyurethane foams (die-cut) and polyethylene foams (routed and water-jet cut), for example, are ideal as foam inserts, and can be used to hold items in place during transit. We at Technical Foam Services offer the consumer black foams that are ideal for this particular purpose, and are less available than their standard grey counterparts.
Foam can be produced to a variety of densities; it can also offer uniquely durable packaging solutions. PE ranges of Plastazote, Jiffycell and Stratocell are particularly suitable as durable packaging as they are high density foams.
Foam packaging is also waking up to concerns regarding renewability, and there is now chipform packaging available which is built from reconstituted scraps of PU foams bonded back together at varying densities. Chipform makes an excellent foam packaging solution as it is considerably less expensive than its PE equivalents.
Due to the “malleable” nature of foams, it can also be shaped to fit specific packaging requirements. Egg crate foam, for example, is a standard polyether foam that is cut using a special machine to give its form a “dimpled” quality, ideal for the packaging of eggs.
January 13th, 2010
Reticulated foams are PU foams (polyurethane foams) that have been subjected to a “gas explosion” process which blows open their cells, thereby allowing them to remain consistently open celled. This means that reticulated foams are the ideal solution in terms of water filtration and can have a wide variety of applications, with unique advantages over other kinds of water filtration, making them a current market leader.
Foam water filters are always manufactured from polyether foams for a variety of reasons. Polyether foams, for example, offer good air permeability and is very resilient. Due to these and other properties, polyether reticulated foams serve as ideal water filtration materials and are used in a variety of sectors and for a variety of products.
Some applications of foam in terms of water filtration include for use in aquariums, water pumps, dishwashers and medical equipment. Foam filtration systems have become an affordable solution both domestically and in terms of manufacture, and they are an affordable and effective alternative to other water filtration materials, such as resins.
As one of the UK’s leading foam manufacturers, at Technical Foam Services we offer the consumer a variety of ceramic foam filters, which are uniquely effective in terms of water filtration and are unsurpassed in terms of durability and permeability.
Ceramic foam filters also offer us unique opportunities in terms of water filtration, and could be instrumental for enabling clean water around the world – to the extent that non-governmental organisations are now calling for the increased usable of filter foam in areas where clean water is a real issue.
January 12th, 2010
Reticulated foams represent polyurethane that has undergone a special method of production, thereby giving it unique properties that make it ideal of air filtration. In regards to air filtration, the ideal foams to use are generally polyester foams.
Reticulated foams, such as polyester foams, are produced by a “glass explosion process” which blows open the closed cells of polyurethane to give the foam a consistently “open” cell size; this means that it can allow the air flow to pass unrestricted throughout the foam.
Paper filters were once the most widely used kind of air filter. However, reticulated foams have their own place in the market for a few distinct reasons. For example, foam filters are now widely used many sectors, such as in “off-road” sports, as they can offer minimal airflow restriction or very high capacity for dirt exposure.
Polyester foams in particular make the ideal air filters as they offer high dust arrestance and low air resistance; they are especially suitable for equipment that require disposable filters, such as medical equipment. Polyester foam filters are also flame retardant, and can therefore give you that extra piece of mind.
With the prevalence of foam based manufacturing solutions, polyester foam air filters represent a foam success story. Reticulated foams are now used in air filters for a variety of applications, and by choosing polyester foam for your air filters you can be certain of unrivalled performance.
January 7th, 2010
PU foams are unsurpassed in modern industry, in terms of their versatility and prevalent usage. They have become an essential feature of the current age, facilitating not only the world of manufacture, but also enriching our domestic lives.
Polyethylene foams (usually shortened to “PU foams”) can be made into either flexible of rigid forms, due to their unique properties and methods of production, and therefore it is a foam unrivalled in terms of versatility and quality. PU foams can be produced by foam manufacturers to a variety of forms and densities, which means that it can have a wide range of applications.
The prevalence of rigid foams and flexible foams remains roughly equal in terms of market share. Rigid foams are used in a variety of sectors: from the garment industry, lining the cups of brassieres, to within refrigerators. Rigid foams are also an ideal form of insulation and therefore have increasing importance in regards to current environmental concerns. Flexible foams, as their name might suggest, have a tremendous flexibility in terms of potential usage, and occur commonly in the modern household – inside furniture or as footwear insoles.
PU foams are unique in the fact that they have many applications. However, they also have many benefits that make them an ideal material to answer the unique challenges of the future. As already alluded to, they can be used to help us insulate our homes, but can also be helpful in some more surprising applications such as in computer components, or as affordable fireproofing.
At Technical Foam Services, we provide a wide variety of foam solutions for an array of uses. As a leading UK foam supplier, make us your first port of call.
January 5th, 2010
Polyurethane foams (usually shortened to “PU foams”) are open cell foams, which make them ideal for absorbing sounds. Therefore, in terms of acoustics, PU foams represent an ideal solution, and have applications both industrially and domestically.
In simple terms, open cell foams are softer than closed cell foams and this is due to their unique construction. Specifically, the cells within open cell foams are broken, thereby allowing air to fill the material and giving open cells foams unique qualities, such as softness and low density.
As PU foams are most often open cell, they have the unique ability to trap sound waves and therefore they represent the ideal soundproofing solution. The unique softness and malleability of PU foams also means that they can be engineered to match any style of home, and to any specification.
We at Technical Foam Services, as one of the UK’s leading foam manufacturers, offer a wide range of soundproofing foam and foam cut to size for both domestic and industrial usage. Home recording studios, for example, have become a feature in many modern homes and therefore soundproofing has become an important consideration for the modern homeowner, and PU foams offer an effective and affordable answer. Outside of the home, the applications of open celled foams in regards to soundproofing are near limitless. For example, lecture halls can often be disturbed by traffic or external building works, and therefore a well thought through soundproofing strategy often an essential consideration for your business or institution.