Compressed foams are specialised materials, which are produced by compacting reticulated polyurethane foam through a series of thermal forming processes to create denser materials with a uniform and exact cell size.
These unique characteristics offer specific benefits in applications where precise absorption and distribution are paramount and as a result the major use of compressed foams is in ink jet cartridges, ink rollers, ink pads and stamps, where accurate ink handling and distribution are vital.
As the leading UK-based specialist in producing a wide range of compressed foams for world famous brands, at Technical Foam Services we manufacture ink pads, rollers and stamps in almost 100 different grades of compressed reticulated foam to offer customers the bespoke, precision, quality products they require from these ultra-thin foams.
Attention to detail
Compressed foams are not simply standard foams that have been made smaller. They are precision-engineered products that have been developed to offer specific benefits in ink and liquid handling applications. These benefits include:
- Homogenous cell size and 100% open-cell uniform porosity - to ensure even distribution of inks and liquids
- Narrow tolerance limits in thickness to weight ratios
- Superior void volume - to enable the optimum volume of ink or liquid to be stored
- Non-linting - for perfect printing every time