Die cut or CNC cut foams offer precision shaping for a vast range of applications, but there are certain situations where smooth contours and intricate shapes cannot be achieved using conventional conversion techniques. This is where moulded foams offer the ideal solution.
Using highly flexible, heat resistant grades and state-of-the-art equipment, polyethylene (PE), polyurethane (PU) and melamine foams can be moulded to form even the most complex of components and products, which has opened up vast opportunities and possibilities in many markets.
- Protective apparel
With the increasing popularity of more extreme sports, the demand for protective apparel and equipment for sports and leisure activities, as well as for military and emergency personnel, is increasing rapidly. Moulded polyethylene foam products are ideal for these items, providing the ultimate level of comfort, fit, breathability and impact absorption for goods such as body armour, gloves and helmet linings.
Footwear produced in moulded polyethylene foam exploded onto the scene a few years ago when Crocs and other brands first appeared and they have become a firm favourite with consumers. Offering a much higher level of comfort and breathability than rubber shoes, moulded PU foam provides the perfect material for a wide range of casual, smart and sports footwear products.
- Automotive insulation pads
Precision shaped to follow the smooth contours of today's sleek cars, moulded polyurethane foam provides the ideal solution for under bonnet insulation pads, to offer the optimum in fit and performance, combined with durability and fire retardancy. Melamine foams are also often used in automotive moulded foam applications to offer enhanced acoustic benefits.
When it comes to protecting high value and fragile products, moulded foams offer a highly effective solution, ensuring a perfect fit for even the most complex shaped components and products.
- Seating cushions and furniture
When ergonomics and comfort are paramount, moulded foams offer a wider range of possibilities than more conventional conversion methods, enabling seats and pads to be produced in a multitude of bespoke styles, contoured to meet specific requirements.
As the recognised UK-based leader in engineering-biased technical foams, at Technical Foam Services we are experts in developing and producing new applications in this field, to meet the individual requirements of our customers around the world.
While we have outlined some of the products we can produce, our moulding capabilities are truly immense and almost without limit.
With a team of expert engineers and technical staff capable of producing bespoke tooling in-house, combined with state-of-the-art UK conversion facilities - to handle both heated and cut moulded foams and poured liquid PU foams - the possibilities are endless.
From development through prototypes and testing to full-scale production and delivery of the end product, we provide a truly one-stop solution for moulded foams and products to meet each customer's unique demands.
Whether you have a sample of the product you require, or nothing more than a sketch of your idea, we can make your product a reality.
Contact our technical team to discuss your individual requirements.