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Medical Foams

Developing, processing and manufacturing foams for medical applications is a specialised field with many factors to consider – including performance, bio-compatibility, sterilisation and skin irritation.

With over two decades’ experience of supplying a wide range of medical grade foams, we have an outstanding reputation in the production of sterilised PVA, reticulated polyurethane (PU) and hydrophilic foams for a varied range of medical applications. These include:

  • Heat and Moisture Exchange (HME)
  • Wound dressings
  • Surgical aids
  • Medical supports and devices
  • Clean room swabs and wipes
  • Hydrophilic foams, sponges and surgical pads

Our medical foams are available in a range of colours and densities, whether you need durable neoprene rubber for medical supports or soft hydrophilic wound dressings. We can provide a variety of sterilised foam supplies for any medical or scientific field, such as sterilised foam saliva swabs. At Technical Foam Services we cater our products to fit your needs, ensuring that you receive the highest quality products for the job.

Foam Medical Collar

Special Graded HME foams

Used in a range of filter applications, we produce specialised heat and moisture exchange (HME) foams in both dry and calcium chloride impregnated forms. We can also supply composite HME foams with additional oxygen permeability, bacterial barriers and fluid management where required.

Manufactured in medical grade reticulated polyurethane (PU), these foams are produced by blowing the cells open to create consistent and exact cell size, enabling precise control. This is one of the reasons that HME foams are ideal for use in medical breathing and anaesthesia equipment and systems, and are a vital component for controlled oxygen and gas intake.

We will develop and manufacture your bespoke HME foams for a range of sizes, composite forms and prosperity levels to match each individual project. If required, we can even develop a new specialised grade of HME foam, and we will work in unison with our trusted raw material suppliers to ensure you receive the best foam product for your project.

Wound Dressing Foams

Our broad range of wound dressing foams includes PVA foams, hydrophilic foams, and state-of-the-art reticulated PU foams for use in negative pressure wound dressings.

Our range of PVA foams offers unique properties, ideal for dressing open and moist wounds. When damp, PVA foams are flexible and absorb fluids and bacteria, providing an effective dressing for open, bleeding or seeping wounds. However, when allowed to dry the foam hardens, allowing the wound to heal without adhering, and allowing easy removal.

Different qualities available in our range of medical grade foams include:

  • Oxygen permeability
  • Flexibility and firmness
  • Hydrophobic properties
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Open pore formation
  • Absorbent or quick-drying

Where a moist wound-healing environment is required, we also produce a wide range of non-adhering and non-linting hydrophilic foams, which provide comfort, protection and oxygen permeability.

For chronic and acute wounds, we also manufacture state-of-the-art open pore products for use in negative pressure treatments. Manufactured from highly flexible medical grade reticulated PU foams, these hydrophobic products have been developed to draw out bacteria and infection while also promoting cell healing and regeneration.

wound dressing

Bespoke Medical Foam Development

In addition to wound dressing, hydrophilic and HME foams, we also develop and manufacture a multitude of other medical foam products, such as splints, supports and other devices. We are committed to developing, processing and manufacturing medical foams which can be specified for various needs. So whether you need medical foams for performance or skin irritation, or sterilised foam and bi-compatibility foam products, we can help.

With a great understanding of the standard required for medical foam applications, Technical Foam Services is the ideal partner for all of your medical foam requirements. We have an established written protocol for the conversion of medical foams, ensuring that our in-house processing always meets the most demanding standards.

Taking an individual approach to each customer, we can also produce composite and custom foams with added properties, such as anti-microbial and fluid management characteristics, as required, to ensure that you have the ideal foam product for your precise needs.

Contact us to discuss your individual requirements with our technical team.


Sterilised Foam for Medical and Scientific Projects

At Technical Foam Services we also provide sterilised foam products, such as laboratory sterilised foam tips, which can be used in medical and scientific laboratories. We have been designing, developing and manufacturing our foam products since 1990, so whatever your requirements you can rest assured you will receive the best medical and scientific foams for your project. We are passionate about working with our clients to ensure their individual requirements are catered for.

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