June 28th, 2010
Foam products are now prevalent for both domestic applications and as a fundamental part of industry for a variety of reasons, and, with the advent of the internet, finding foam products is now just a matter of a few clicks. However this burden of choice presents a problem, how do you decide where to get your foam?
Well at Technical Foam Services we feel that we are unique amongst foam suppliers for our engineered approach to foam, which means that far from just being a UK foam exporter, we are foam manufacturers committed to the process of foam conversion.
This unique modus operandi means that we are able to offer foam products that are perfectly attuned to your particular requirement – just let us know and we’ll be happy to help!
So, if you need shaped foam products cut to any particular size or shape then we will be able to deliver exactly what you want, whether it’s acoustic foam or foam rubber hands.
On a similar note, we are also fully aware of the adaptability of foam, and specifically its unique potential for colour. With this in mind, we can offer coloured foam products to order.
So, whether have practical or aesthetic requirements that you are struggling to meet, perhaps foam or rubber has the answer. It can offer you performance alongside aesthetic versatility; and with this in mind that call to Technical Foam Services could be the best call that you ever make!
June 25th, 2010
The potential for foam is near limitless, and far from just being a stop-gap when a specialist material is needed, foam is able to shine all on its own in a wide variety of applications – for example in protective usage.
“Protective products” is an umbrella term to mean a wide variety of vastly different items – from stab vests to helmet linings, and therefore different kinds of foam will suit different applications. However, broadly speaking foam is now fundamental across the board in the safety sector.
Helmets are still a simple but highly effective safety product. However, their efficiency has been greatly optimised through the simple application of memory foam; and specifically memory foam linings add an all important additional layer of shock absorption to helmets, such as horse riding and cycling helmets where head injuries are still the major hazard.
As well as memory foam, confor foams are also ideal for a range of “protective” applications, offering a high level of impact resistance. It is this impact resistance that makes confor foams great for impact vests for horse riders, for example.
Foam is also now fundamental in the emergency services, for, for example, stab vests due to the inherent durability of high density foams.
One of the most positive ways that foam has begun to transform the modern world is in regards to “protective” applications, where only foam can offer a high level of adaptability alongside an inherent durability – which makes foam the new name in protective clothing.
June 23rd, 2010
Whilst year-on-year industry becomes more efficient with an increased capacity to meet the stringent demands of consumers, conversely with increased productivity comes a greater potential for things to go wrong, and specifically fire hazard remains an ever-looming spectre over even the most streamlined of industrial practises.
With this in mind, fire retardancy needs to be at the heart of how industry operates – which is where fire retardant foam comes into play.
One obvious application for fire retardant foam is is in regards to engines, whether its in terms of fire-proof and temperature resilient gaskets, to protection for acoustic engines.
As well as industry, fire retardant pu foams and closed cell foams, are also ideal for creating a safe environment, and with this in mind, foam can be used to greatly increase the fire safety through the use of foam ceiling tiles and wall panels.
Unlike some other application of foam, fire retardancy is a matter of the utmost importance, and foam can only be considered fire retardant if it is capable of meeting the highest temperatures. With this in mind, by protecting, for example, a building with fire retardant foam you will enjoy considerable peace of mind in knowing that your interests are protected by a high-performing and tried and tested material, such as pu foams and closed cell foams.
So, whether fire retardance is a matter of practicality or an important safety precaution, fire retardant foams are the most effective way to create a product or environment that can truly be called fire retardant.
June 21st, 2010
Foam has become the most ubiquitous material used in industry today, and this is due to a diversity of reasons, such as a unique quality malleability and other inherent qualities such as fire retardancy and more. One of the most useful kinds of rubber foams, however, has to be neoprene for its special levels of resistance to, for example, UV, ageing and oil.
Whilst all kinds of foam offer all kinds of strengths, neoprene is perhaps the only kind of foam rubber that is resilient enough to meet the most stringent demands of industry. For example, neoprene is ideal as gaskets and seals in automotive, aerospace and marine sectors due in part to its impressive resilience against temperature.
However, neoprene isn’t only suited to industrial applications – far from it. And you could be in close proximity to neoprene products without even realising it. Some common applications of neoprene include wetsuits and even laptop cases!
Also, you mightn’t be aware that neoprene also has some positive ethical implications. It was developed in part as a substitute for plant rubber, thereby lessening the burden on South American countries and having positive environmental implications overall.
So, who can deliver neoprene to suit any particular requirement? Well with Technical Foam Services, our engineering-based approach to foam means that we are able to offer foam and foam cut to size exactly how you want it, whether you need the unique resilience of neoprene or slow recovery memory foam – we’ve got it covered.
June 18th, 2010
Memory foam has been with us for years now, however it still remains a thoroughly modern material, uniquely suited to fulfil a wide range of applications that some of you are probably aware of and others that maybe aren’t so familiar!
At Technical Foam Services we have a unique approach to visco memory foam, and whereas other companies focus squarely on its applications for mattresses, at Technical Foam Services we understand that the potential for visco memory foam is much more than just as a material for bedding!
With this in mind, what are the uses for memory foam?
As already mentioned, visco memory foam is now most famous for its application in mattresses, due to its unique ability to mould itself to a sleeper’s shape.
This inherent quality, however, also has several other uses – and beyond comfort, memory foam has also becoming fundamental to developments in safety technology. To be a little more specific, the slow recovery nature of memory foam gives it a shock absorption capability, which means that it is perfect for helmet linings.
Also, memory foam keyboard supports are also a more subtle application where visco memory foam can have positive health implications, i.e. by providing a level of wrist support.
As memory foam is a foam product, this means that it is extremely malleable and can be cut to any shape, size or thickness, which means that its potential usage is only as limited as your imagination.
June 16th, 2010
A hundred years ago, cleaning was a real chore, and in many cases it was only armies of servants that could do it effectively. Luckily, these days, cleaning has become a breeze – and this is in part thanks to the advent of foam cleaning products.
Cleaning sponges are so effective for relatively simple reasons, and it is mostly down to their unique capability for absorption that they are ideally suited to cleaning applications – from gentle cleaning to rigorous scrubbing. Of course, it is also the malleability of foam that means that it can be cut to any particular size, such as foam blocks ideal for scouring pads.
At Technical Foam Services we are committed to offering the very best in terms of all our products, and therefore as well as tough cellulose foams we also offer natural sea sponges, in fact Technical Foam Services are the largest importer and distributor of natural sea sponges in the whole of the UK!
But what is it that makes a natural sponge from the sea so special? Well natural sea sponges have been created with all the tenderness that only mother nature can offer and therefore sea sponges are unrivalled in terms of their softness, which means that they offer a uniquely luxurious way to bathe.
Of course, sometimes a gentle natural sponge just will not do the job and that is why we also offer tough cellulose sponges – ideal for many applications from scrubbing the sink to washing a car!
June 14th, 2010
What is it that makes Technical Foam Services head and shoulders above other foam suppliers? Well, unlike many other foam manufacturers, at Technical Foam Services we don’t just sell foam, but we make it too! And it is this engineered approach to foam that means that we are able to offer the consumer foam that meets their particular requirements.
For example, we are committed to offering memory foam rubber in a variety of incarnations, which means that whatever density of foam rubber that you require, whether closed cell or open cell foams – with Technical Foam Services you’re bound to find what you’re looking for.
For example, we offer silicone foam rubber which is particularly resistant amongst rubber foams, with thermal stability, flame retardancy and UV resistance, which makes it ideal across a variety of technical applications, such as HVAC applications and thermal insulation applications.
We also offer highly cost effective rubber foam solutions, such as PVC Nitrile which is both water tight and air tight, making it perfect for certain applications were lesser materials just wouldn’t do. These applications include weather sealing and even body armour.
When it comes to rubber foams, this is just the tip of the iceberg, and whatever industrial application you can think of there is bound to be a foam that is perfectly suited for the job – or if not there is bound to be a foam that can be adapted by us to suit your particular requirement. So, why not give Technical Foam Services a call. We’re bound to have what your looking for!
June 11th, 2010
Slow Recovery foams such as visco elastic foams or “memory foam” are unique amongst foams for their ability to maintain their shape following depression. This makes them suited to a variety of specific applications, where moulding to an object (or person’s!) shape is desirable. Memory foams have excellent properties which means they can be used in a huge variety of applications, from commercial to more complex requirments.
Slow recovery foam has a distinguished history, and it was NASA that invented visco elastic slow recovery foam – which became better known as memory foam as time moved on – back in the 60s, to meet the stringent demands of outer space. However, it is perhaps only today in more modest situations that memory foam has really begun to shine thanks to its unique make up and range of uses.
We have probably all heard of memory foam mattresses, however the applications of slow recovery foam reach far beyond comfortable bedding – as slow recovery foams are not only great for moulding to an objects shape, but they have inherent qualities, such as shock absorption, which makes than perfectly suited for lots of other things, too.
For example, memory foam is great for applications that require an extra layer of safety, such as industrial or sports protection, and more specifically as an inner layer in helmets.
Memory foam is also ideal for providing an additional level of comfort – such as in the linings of some of the worlds best walking boots – such as Meindl Borneos.
June 9th, 2010
The way we think about packaging is beginning to change, and the cosmetic value of packaging materials is starting to take a back seat to functionality due to environmental considerations. It is realistic, therefore, to imagine that in the future the extraneous aesthetic features of packaging will be either streamlined or completely abandoned in favour of packaging that is purely functional.
It is likely, if this does happen, that foam will be – just as it is now – central to the way in which we package our products.
At Technical Foam Services, a leader amongst engineer-based foam manufacturers, we have all the expertise and experience with foam packaging to offer you the products that are able to meet the stringent aesthetic and functional demands of packaging, and in particular your own specific packaging requirements.
But how can we do this? Well it’s all thanks to the versatility and diversity of foam, and our commitment to providing you with the best engineered foams for the job.
For example, chipfoam, which is made from reconstituted scraps of PU is a great, affordable packaging solution across a wide variety of applications.
Or perhaps you need a more durable solution, in which case our high density PE foams, such as Plastazote, Jiffycell and Stratocell are ideal – great for applications that require that little extra in terms of durability such as the packaging of electronic items.
So, what are you waiting for, let Technical Foam Solutions deal with your foam products and packaging requirements today!
June 7th, 2010
One of the great things about foam is its versatility, and its ability to meet the diverse demands of both industry and home usage. Emblematic of this is our commitment to offering foam products and foam cut to size exactly how you want it.
With this in mind, we often spend time asking our clients exactly how we can meet their foam requirements.
Foam has a reputation as an industrial product, which is understandable considering that it is now fundamental to the industry. However, foam usage is so ubiquitous now that it has applications far beyond normal perceptions – for example, packaging – and is instead just as at home… well… in your home!
To highlight its range, foam is the ideal material for play mats or yoga mats as it can be cut to any thickness you require, thereby giving your knees plenty of protection from even the hardest flooring. This is definitely one where flexible foams can be good for your health.
Foam is not just ideal for practical applications, however, and its versatility means that it can be worked into a wide variety of forms, making it great for uniquely shaped foam products such as foam hands and foam dice.
So, the relative affordability and the unrivalled versatility of foam makes it the perfect material for constructing loads of different items for a variety of occasions. For example, do you need some affordable but highly effective promotional products? Well, foam items could be the answer you’re looking for.