Yet, while they may be similar, polyether and polyester are very different and these differences can produce dramatic variations in performance capabilities when used in particular environments and applications.
As the leading UK-based engineering-biased foam manufacturer, we have over 300 grades of foam in stock at all times. We offer a range of polyether products that is second to none, all developed to meet the specific demands of industrial and consumer applications.
Polyether vs. polyester
At Technical Foam Services, we only ever supply high quality products to meet the exact needs of each and every customer. We can identify where factors such as moisture resistance and softness are vital, thus recommending a particular grade of polyether foam.
Characteristics of polyether foam include:
- High tear strength
- Oil resistance
- Hydrolysis resistance
- Abrasion resistance
- Fungicide and biocide resistance
- Thermal stability
A wide range of applications
- Water filters
Reticulated polyether foams are the material of choice for water filters as a result of their higher resistance to hydrolysis, fungicides and biocides. As a result they are used to produce precise and durable water filter products across a range of industrial and domestic applications.
- Case inserts and packaging
- Furniture and bedding
A high level of comfort combined with superior abrasion and hydrolysis resistance make polyether an effective solution across a vast range of bedding and furniture foam applications.
- Automotive products
With high oil and abrasion resistance, and a higher level of thermal stability compared with polyester, Technical Foam Services has developed a wide array of applications for this material in the automotive sector.
Combining chemistry and technical capability
With over two decades of experience in the conversion of polyether foams across a wide spectrum of industries, we understand polyether foam inside out.
If you are looking for polyester foam products, contact our technical team to discuss your individual requirements.