What is the difference between foam types?
There are four main types of foam that we use:
- Polyurethane is a soft spongy foam like what you’d find in a couch or chair cushion.
- Polyethylene is a firmer foam comparable to what a pool noodle is made of.
- Cross-Linked Polyethylene is a durable smooth foam that is particularly suitable to protect Class A surfaces while being transported.
- Expanded Polystyrene is often used to make coolers and disposable cups.
How much does foam cost?
Pricing is based on the type of material or materials used in your project, as well as the labor and level of complexity involved in the fabrication of the engineered foam products. Most packaging applications will consider potential shock, vibration and compression damage, as well as any aesthetic requirements, in identifying the appropriate materials to be used.
What sizes of foam are available?
Our foams can be cut in a number of different sizes depending on what material you choose. Polyethylene is an extruded item with standard 48” x 108” sheets. It’s also available in roll stock with the dimensions varying depending on the thickness you choose. Full planks and/or rolls can be purchased in addition to custom sizes.
Expanded Polystyrene comes in blocks that are 32″ x 48″ x 96″ long. Full blocks can be purchased along with 48″ x 96″ sheets. Custom sizing based on thickness is also available. Polyurethane comes in buns that are 40″ x 54″ x 82″. Full buns are available for purchase along with 54″ x 82″ sheets. Custom sizing based on thickness is also available.
What is the density of your foam?
- Foam Density is measured in pounds per cubic foot.
- Expanded Polystyrene comes in 1, 1.5, 2 or 3-pound density options.
- Polyethylene can range from 1.4, 2, 4, 6 or 9-pound density options.
- Polyurethane is measured in density and hardness with a wide range to choose from. We start at a 1.1-pound density with a 30 hardness and go up to a 4-pound density.
How do you cut the foam?
Depending on the project and material, fabricating can be done by die cutting, hot wire, on a computer-controlled cutting instrument or on a manually-operated saw.
Polyethylene and polyurethane foam is skived to thickness and generally die cut.
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam is hot wire cut on a computer run program.
How long do projects take?
If a die is required on an initial order, standard lead time is 15 working days. For subsequent orders, standard lead time is 10 working days.
Do you have a minimum order?
We try to be as flexible as commercially reasonable on minimum orders.
What colors of foam do you have?
- Polystyrene is available in white.
- Polyethylene is available in white, black, or pink (anti-stat).
- Polyurethane is available in white, charcoal gray, or pink (anti-stat).
- Colored foam is available upon request. Minimums may apply.
Do you carry any stock items?
We carry stock materials, but not specific items. Everything we create is engineered to order.
What is your shipping policy?
All shipping is quoted FOB (Freight on Board) from Painesville, Ohio and shipped via UPS, common carrier, or local courier service. However, we are happy to work with you if you want it shipped differently or you can pick it up direct from our facility.
What's your return policy?
As a product made to order, we do not offer returns. However, if there is a problem with the material we are eager to remedy it! We request a sample to review the issue and determine the best course of action, whether that be returning the items, remaking them at no charge, or another commercially reasonable solution.
Where are your products made and where do the raw materials come from?
We proudly source and create our foam solutions in the United States in Northeast Ohio.
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