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EVA foam (also known as Ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer foam), is a thermoplastic elastomer material which is incredibly popular due to its versatility and broad range of applications. These properties have made it a suitable substitute on projects requiring commonly used materials such as rubber, polyurethane and PVC foam.
The foam’s closed cell structure provides a number of advantages including fast recovery from compression and long-term resilience, helping it to maintain its shape. In addition, impact absorption, buoyancy and chemical resistance allow this modern material to be used in innovative and creative ways.
An increasingly popular use for EVA foam is in cosplay and the creation of props and costumes. Easily worked with and shaped, it’s is an ideal material for beginners and professionals alike to bring their creative projects to life.
Whether you need EVA foam in blocks, tiles or sheets, we can provide the ideal solution that meets your needs in terms of size, quantity, shape and budget.
- Medical use – resistance to chemicals and biocompatibility makes EVA ideal for many medical applications
- Retail products – ideal for flotation boards and children’s swimming aids, due to buoyancy and UV resistance
- Sports footwear – to absorb impact shock during athletic activities
- Cosplay – due to it’s versatility and ease of working, EVA is a key material for cosplay projects
What We Offer
At Technical Foam Services, we can supply an extensive range of EVA foams densities across a range of colours and shapes including sheets, mats, blocks and tiles.
Technical Foam Services offer the Zote range of PE and EVA foams, which offer cell sizes ranging from 0.3-0.5mm and are tested to the following standards:
- BS EN ISO 7214:2012
- BS EN ISO 8067:2008
- BS EN ISO 868:2003
- ISO 2896:2001
We also offer a range of other manufacturer’s polyethylene and EVA copolymers. This means that once we know the application, we can identify the most suitable material for that project.
Technical Foam Services pride ourselves on developing foam products of any size and shape to meet every specification. As a leading provider of foam cut to size, we have built our vast knowledge and converting capabilities to ensure that we can provide the perfect material, whatever the requirements of the project.
Why choose us?
High-quality, high-tech solutions with no-nonsense guidance, competitive pricing and 100% customer satisfaction.
Foam design and development
We’re not just manufacturers – we offer support and guidance with bespoke foam design and development.
Expertise in foam materials
We have an outstanding reputation in the field of specialist foam and can recommend the right solutions to meet your needs.
What are the key properties of EVA Foam?
The popularity of EVA foam is down to the wide range of properties it holds, allowing it to be an alternative to a wide range of materials. The key benefits include:
- Strength and durability
- UV resistance
- Water resistance and buoyancy
- Chemical resistance
- Vibration absorption
How easy is EVA foam to work with for cosplay?
In addition to being lightweight and inexpensive, EVA foam is incredibly easy construction material to work with. It can be cut, shaped, sanded, engraved and heat moulded to fit even the most complex props, costume and cosplay projects. For beginners, a heat gun, pain and a craft knife could be all you need!
Due to its durability, EVA foam can withstand stress without cracking, which is ideal in both the production and wearing of costumes. Once the pieces are cut, decoration will be aided by the fact that EVA takes colour well and can be engraved or detailed.
Are EVA Foams eco-friendly?
Yes. EVA foams are non-toxic and BPA free, meaning they are considered to be safer and more eco-friendly than many alternative materials.
How long do EVA foams last?
EVA foam can last in excess of 10 years, dependent on storage and application.
In ideal conditions with no wear and tear, the material could last decades without showing signs of degradation.