The Many Uses of Foam

Foam has many uses in our day to day lives without us even noticing.  Whether it’s the packaging on a product you ordered online or it’s the foam in the furniture you are sitting on now, there are different types of foam for different purposes.

Foam can either be a solid or liquid form and is a substance formed by trapping pockets of gas in a liquid or solid state.  The best examples are the washing up sponge or steamed milk foam on the top of your cappuccino.


The division between the solid forms of foam are down to the close cell foams and open cell foams. Closed cell foam is a strong, flexible material that’s made up of internal pores, or cells, that sit closely together but are not connected. All types of closed cell foam are known for their high structural integrity, high compressive strength, and low moisture absorption. Typical applications for closed cell foams are joint fillers, impact protection, seal & gaskets.

Open cell foam is made up from gas pockets which connect with each other allowing anything to pass through the entire structure. Open cell foams are known a soft, compressible and act as good insulators by trapping air within them. Typical applications include seating, sponges, filters and acoustics.


At Acoustafoam we offer the following types of foam: Furniture foam, melamine foam, technical foam, filter foam, impregnated class O foam and packaging foam.

For further information please contact our sales team on 01952 581340


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