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Please note: When comparing different types of foam with other companies it is most important to look at the density and ILD of the foam.

Open Cell Foam: Open Cell Foam: Outdoor Open Cell Foam: Closed Cell Foam:
Rebounded Foam Memory Foam EZ Dry (also known as drain dry fast) Neoprene
Tough Luxury (also known as super lux) Latex Foam Dacron Foam Volara
Luxury (also known as lux) Regicell Foam (also known as speaker foam) Minicell (2lbs,3lbs,4lbs)
Premium Foam (also known as HD36) Packaging Foam: Laminated Polyethylene (2lbs,4lbs,6lbs)
HD23 Charcoal Regular Open Cell Accessories: Solid Polyethylene (2lbs,4lbs,6lbs)
Standard Foam (also known as Poly) Charcoal Firm Cluster fill (also known as poly filling) Ensolite
Plush Foam (also known as Super Soft) Anti-Static Pink Dacron Wrap (3/4" thick)
Closed Cell Accessories:
Styrofoam (1.5lbs, 2lbs, 3lbs) Adhesive Spray Glue Polyethylene Backer Rod
Adhesive Backing Neoprene Backer Rod

The specs below are all open cell foam. The difference between open cell and closed cell foam are as follows:
Open-cell foam is soft - like a cushion. The cell walls, or surfaces of the bubbles, are broken and air fills all of the spaces in the material. 
Closed-cell foam has varying degrees of hardness, depending its density. It is strong enough to walk on without major distortion. Most of the cells or bubbles in the foam are tight like a soccer ball or a kids pool noodle.   

Foam density is a specific measurement of how much weight in pounds Polyurethane foam can handle per cubic foot. This density rating tells you the strength of the foam. The height is the number that tells you how much longer the foam will last. It should not be used exclusively as a sign of durability or comfort; because firmness and lifespan of foam products like mattresses and cushions, depend on many factors, including density. The density may very slightly between each foam shipments. 

ILD or IFD measurement firmness of how hard or soft a foam is. The higher number the foam is, the firmer the foam is. Also represents how many pounds the foam will hold before it collapse. If you take a block of foam 12" x 12" x 12" cube, after the certain ILD is reach that foam will collapse.

Our polyurethane foam only comes 82" wide so any bigger size will have to be glued together.

Open Cell Foam Specs Polyurethane
(Foam specification comes from foam manufacture. Made in the USA) 

Luxury Foam
*No FR Additive*
Tough
Luxury
Premium Foam
*No FR Additive*
HD23 Foam Standard Foam Plush/Soft Foam
Color: Light Blue Green White White/ Cream  White White
Life span (normal use) 12-18 yrs 12-18 yrs 12-18 yrs 12-18 yrs 1-2 yrs 1-2 yrs
ILD (LBS/ 50sq.in): 32-38 60-72 32-38 27-34 32-38 18-24
Density (LBS/Cubic Ft.) 2.70-2.90 lbs/ft3 2.70-2.90 lbs/ft3 2.70-2.90 lbs/ft3 2.25-2.50 1.45-1.55 lbs/ft3 1.05-1.15
25% IFD (Pounds) 45-55 60-70 32-38 22-28 33-39 15-21
Support Factor
(65%/ 25% Min.)
1.80 1.80 1.80 2.50 1.80 1.80
Tensile (psi) Min. 8lbs/in2 8lbs/in2 8lbs/in2 10.0 lbs/in2 8 lbs/in2 8 lbs/in2
Elongation (%) Min. 100 100 100 100 100 100
Tear (PPI) Min. 1.0 lbs/linear inch 1.0 lbs/linear inch 1.0 lbs/linear inch 1.0 lbs/linear inch 1.0 lbs/linear inch 1.0 lbs/linear inch
Resiliency (%) Min. 45 45 45 N/A 40 46
Flammability California 117
Note: All Testing Is Done By The ASTM D 3574 Standard
Rev. 1, 12-3-02

Please Note: Luxury and Premium Foam are TB CAL 117 2013.

Open Cell Foam Specs
(Foam specification comes from foam manufacturer. Made in the USA) 

Charcoal Regular Charcoal Firm Anti-Static Packaging 5.3 LB Memory
Color:  Charcoal  Charcoal Pink White
ILD (LBS/ 50sq.in): 33-39 67-75 32-38 9-15
Density (LBS/Cubic Ft.) 0.95-1.05 lbs/ft3 1.50-1.70 lbs/ft3 1.70-1.90 lbs/ft3 4.7-5.3
25% IFD (Pounds) 27.00-33.00 lbs/50 in2 67-75 lbs/50 in2 85-97 N/A
Support Factor
(65%/ 25% Min.)
1.80 1.90 1.80 0
Tensile (psi) Min. 8 lbs/in 10 min 13.0 10.0 (lbs/ft2)
Elongation (%) Min. 100 100 100 100%
Tear (PPI) Min. 1.00 lbs/lineal inch 1 min 1.00 lbs/lineal inch 1.0 (lbs/in.)
Resiliency (%) Min. 40 25 35 0%
Flammability California 117
Note: All Testing Done By
ASTM D 3574 Standard
Rev. 1, 12-3-02
C.A.L. TB117

Latex Foam Open Cell Specs

(Foam specification comes from foam manufacturer. Made in the USA) 

Physical form/Appearance Flexible foam with open structure
Color White
Specific Gravity 30-150 kg/m3
Solubility in Water Insoluble
Odor None or mild odor
Flash Ignition Point Between 350 degrees Celsius and 450 degrees Celsius
Decomposition Temperature Above 180 degrees Celsius
Thermal Energy 40.000 KJ/kg
Stability and Reactivity The product is stable at temperatures between -40 degrees Celsius and +120 degrees Celsius
Auto-Ignition Point:

(ASTM D- 1929)

 

Between 400 degrees Celsius to 420 degrees Celsius
Fire Hazard The Product is a combustible material and causes (when burning) intense heat and dense smoke
Melting Point The product can, when heated, melt and flammable decomposition products can be generated. In a fire, decomposition products such as: carbon black. carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, gaseous hydrocarbons, and nitrogen containing products can be generated in various concentrations; depending on the combustion conditions.
Suitable Fire Extinguishers Water, CO2, Dry Powder, Liquid Foam
Biodegradability Latex foam is NOT degradable, or degrades slowly.

 

Open Cell/ Outdoor Foam Specs

(Foam specification comes from foam manufacturer. Made in the USA) 

Regicell EZ Dry Foam  Outdoor Dacron Foam
Color: Black White/off white White/Grey
ILD (LBS/ 50sq.in): 40-60 lbs 50
Density (LBS/Cubic Ft.): 1.4-1.72 lbs/ft3 1.55-2.20 lbs/ft3 1.3-1.8 lbs/ft3
25% IFD (Pounds): 40-60 lbs 50
Tensile (psi) Min. :0 20.3 psi 8.0 psi 55
Elongation (%) Min. : 84.0 70% 45%
Tear (PPI) Min. : 2.0 lbs/in 1220 n/m
Compression Set 50% : 15% 15% 11% after 24 hr recovery
Pore Count (PPI) 27-33 ppi 15-40 ppi
Flammability: Fire Retardant
Meets California Code 117
Temperature Resistance: -40 to 212 Fahrenheit Foam will begin to melt once it reaches 250 degrees F

The specs below are all closed cell foam. The difference between open cell and closed cell foam are as follows:
Open-cell foam is soft - like a cushion. The cell walls, or surfaces of the bubbles, are broken and air fills all of the spaces in the material. 
Closed-cell foam has varying degrees of hardness, depending its density. It is strong enough to walk on without major distortion. Most of the cells or bubbles in the foam are tight like a soccer ball or a kids pool noodle.

Polyethylene Foam Planks (Un-laminated)

(Foam specification comes from foam manufacturer. Made in the USA) 

Specifications:  

Closed Cell / Ethylene-Ether Foam / Celluplank

Test Method:

ASTM D3575-93

Density (Lbs./CubicFt.): 2.3 4.0 6.0
Colors White, Blue, Pink, Black White, Black White, Black
Compressive Strength-Vertical Direction (psi) 10.5 -
19.0
17.5 -
29.0
30.0 -
44.0
Compression Set (%) 18.0 10.0 9.0
Compression  Creep <5% @ 2.0 psi <5% @ 3.0 psi <5% @ 5.0 psi
Tensile Strength (psi)
(@ 1/2" Thickness)
42
35
82
75
111
96
Tear Resistance (lb/in)
(@1/2" Thickness)
13
11
31
29
43
39
Cell Size (mm) 1.0 0.9 0.9
Water Absorption (lb/ft2) <0.2 <0.1 <0.1
Bouyancy (Lbs./Cubic Ft.): 58    
Thermal Stability <5% <5% <5%
Static Decay
(Anti-Static Grade)
<2 sec <2 sec <2 sec
Surface Resistivity
(Anti-Static Grade)
1.0 x 10(10)- 1.0 x 10(12)
Thermal Conductivity k-Value
(BTU-IN/HR-FT2-F)
0.40 - 0.48
Thermal Resistance R-Value
(HR-FT2-F/BTU)
2.09 - 2.48

Please call or email if you would like more specs on polyethylene foam.

Polyethylene Laminated Foam Planks Specs

(Foam specification comes from foam manufacturer. Made in the USA) 

  Test Method Unit Pink/Blue 170 RPP 220 2lb RPP 400 4lb              
Density Range: ASTTM 03575-08 lb/ft3 1.6-1.8 1.95-2.2 4.0-4.5
Compression: ASTM 03575-08 @25% >6 >7 >13
Strength: Suffix D @50% >15 >16 >26
Compression Set: ASTM 03575-08 Suffix B % <21% <20% <20%
Compression Creep: ASTM 0375-08 Suffix BB (168 HR) % <10%

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@ 1.25 psi

<10%

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@ 2.0 psi

<10%

-------------

@ 2.9 psi

Tensile Strength: ASTM 03575-08 Suffix T MD (psi)

CMD (psi)

35

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23

40

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30

80

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65

Tear Resistance: ASTM 03575-08 Suffix G (mdd/cmd) MD (lb/in)

CMD (lb/in)

11

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8

13

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11

27

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21

Cell Size: ASTM 03576 Modified mm 1.3 1.2 1.0
Water Absorption: ASTM 03575-08 Suffix L Lb/ft3 <0.1 <0.1 <0.2
Thermal Stability: ASTM 03575-08 (Appendix F) % <5% <5% <5%
*Static Decay (Anti-Static Grade) EIA STD. 541 (Appendix F) sec <2 sec <2 sec <2 sec
Surface Resistivity: EIA STD 541 Section 4.3   10-10 10-10 10-10
Thermal Conductivity: ASTM C-518-91 BTU.In/

HR-FT-F

0.40-0.45 0.40-0.45 0.40-0.45
Thermal Resistance: ASTM C518-91 HR-ft2--F

BTU.IN

.2-2.5 2.2-2.5 2.2-2.5

Neoprene Regular Closed Cell Foam Specs

(Foam specification comes from foam manufacturer. Made in the USA) 

Property Test Method Typical Values
Polymer Base N/A CR/EPDM/SBR
Color N/A Black
Density-LBS/Ft3 ASTM D - 3575 6(+/-)2
Compression/Deflection @ 25% Defl ASTM D - 1056 2 to 5 psi
Elongation ASTM D - 412 150%
Ultimate Tensile Strength (Die A) ASTM D - 412 75 psi
Water Absorption Maximum Increase in Weight ASTM D - 1056 5% MAX
Accelerated Aging- 7 days @ 158 Flexibility (180 Bend Without Cracking) Change in Appearance Change in Compression Deflection ASTM D 1056 Pass

None

(+/-) 30%

Service Temperature (F) Low

High Continuous

High Intermittent

ASTM D - 746 -40 F

200 F

250 F

K Factor- BTU/hr. (sf) F Inch (R Value) N/A 0.30
Flame Resistance FM VSS - 302 Pass

Volara Closed Cell Foam Specs

(Foam specification comes from foam manufacturer. Made in the USA) 

Property Units Test Method Values
Nominal Density g/cm3 GB/T 6343-1995 0.033 (+/-) 0.005
Tensile Strength- md MPa GB/T 6344-1996 0.35
Tensile Strength- td MPa GB/T 6344-1996 0.25
Elongation- md (at break) % GB/T 6344-1996 150
Elongation- cd (at break) % GB/T 6344-1996 140
Tear Strength- MD N/cm GB/T 10808-1989 15
Tear Strength TD N/cm GB/T 10808-1989 19
Compression Strength 25% % GB/T 8813-1988 0.04
Compression Set % GB/T 6669-1986 6.6
Thermal Conductivity (70 degrees F) w/m.k GB/T 3399-1982 0.035
Thermal Shrinkage Ratio (158 degrees F, 22h) MD/%

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TD/ %

GB/T 8811-1988 -1.7

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-.07

Water Absorption Lb/sq.ft GB/T 8810-1988 0.07
Range of Operating Temperature Degrees Celsius   <80 (176 degree fahrenheit)

Ensolite Flotation Foam:
 

Property Test Method Typical Values
Density ASTM D- 1056 6.5 - 8.5 p.c.f
Compression Resistance 25% ASTM D- 1056 5.0 - 8.0 psi
Comp Compression Set 50% ASTM D- 1056 25 max
Water Absorption (lb/ft) ASTM D- 1067 0.1 max.
Tensile (psi) ASTM D 412 80 min
Elongation (%) ASTM D- 412 100% min
Flammability FMVSS302- 0 Burn Rate 0
C-Tear Strength (lbs/in) ASTM D 624 Die C 10 min
Temperature Use ASTM D- 1056 Cold Crack -20
High 200

Minicell Closed Cell Foam Specs

(Foam specification comes from foam manufacturer. Made in the USA) 

Typical Properties SSP-20 minicell 2 lbs
(In Stock)
SSP-30
minicell 3 lbs
(Special Order)
SSP-40
minicell 4 lbs
(Special Order)
Density 1.5 - 2.5
24-40
2.5 -3.5
40-56

3.5-4.5

56-72

Tensile Strength 45
310

60
414

85
586

Elongation 175 200 225
Compression deflection @ 25%  10.0-12.0
69-83

13.0-15.0
90-103

21.0-23.0
145-159

Compression deflection @ 50%  16.0-19.0
110-131

22.0-25.0
152-172

31.0-34.0
214-234

Compression Set @ 50% <20 <15 <12
Tear Strength 10.0
1.8
15.0
2.6

18.0

3.2

Hardness Durometer 58 65 73
Water Absorption 0.05 0.05 0.05
Range of Operating Temperature Cross Linked Foam will not really ‘melt’ because a “thermoset” process takes place. It’s like asking at what temp a hardboiled egg melts after it is boiled and cooled to room temperature.

In regard to a softening:

Temperature, duration under heat and density will all have an effect on the foam.

As a guideline you can us the Technical Data Sheet “Thermal Stability” temps

Extended times (more than 3 hours) above 185° F… the foam will definitely begin to soften and physical properties will deteriorate.

Polyethylene Closed Cell Backer Rod Specs

(Foam specification comes from foam manufacturer. Made in the USA) 

Property

Value Test Method
Density (nominal) 2.0 lbs/cu ft ASTM-D- 1622
Tensile Strength 50 psi ASTM-D- 1623
Compression Deflection 5 PSI @ 25% ASTM-D- 1621
Water Absorption (1) 0.03 gm/cc ASTM-C- 1016
Water Absorption (2) 0.02% by volume ASTM-C- 509
Temperature Range -90 degrees F to 210 degrees F  

Neoprene Backer Rods

(Foam specification comes from foam manufacturer. Made in the USA) 

Property Value
ASTM Designation D-1056

D- 1056

D- 1056

Suffix Letter

SCE-41

RE- 41

2C1

CE1P2MP

Type Grade Condition II-A

Soft

Color Black (Gray)
Compression Deflection 25% Defl (psi) (kN/m2) 2 to 5

(14-35)

Ultimate Tensile Strength

(Typical Properties) psi (kN/m2)

100

700

Elongation (Typical Properties) % 175
Density LB/CF

g/cc

7+2

11 +/- .03

Fluid Immersion, 7 days @ 73 degrees Ref. Fuel B, weight change max% 250
Accelerated Aging, 7 days @ 73 degrees flexibility

180 degrees bend without cracking

Appearance change

Change in compression defl.

pass

None

30=/-

Maximum Weight % 5
Resistance: Acid- Excellent

Alkalis- Excellent

Gasoline & Oil- Good

Aromatic Hydrocarbons- Fair

Ketones- Fair

Chlorinated Solvents- Poor

Oxidation- Excellent

Ozone- Excellent

Polystyrene Closed Cell Foam Specs

(Also know as Expanded Polystyrene )

*We do not possess extruded polystyrene*

(Foam specification comes from foam manufacturer. Made in the USA

Property Units ASTM Test

1-LB Density

1.5-LB Density 2-LB Density 3-LB
Density
Density minimum
Density Range
(pcf) D 303
or
D 1622

1.15
1.15-1.34

1.35
1.35-1.79

1.80
1.80-2.20

2.70- / 3.30
Thermal Conductivity
K Factor

BTU /(hr)
(sq.ft.) (F/in.)

C177
or
518

0.23    0.24    0.26

0.22
0.235
0.255

0.21
0.22
0.24

0.20
0.21
0.23
Strength Properties
Compression 10% Deformation
Flexural
Tensile
Shear
Shear Modulus
Modulus of Elasticity


Psi
Psi
Psi
Psi
Psi
Psi


D 1621
C 203
D 1623
D 723
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13-18
30-38
17-21
23-25
370-410
250-310


15-21
40-50
18-22
26-32
460-500
320-360


25-33
50-75
23-27
33-37
600-640
460-500


50.0
90.0
N/A
Moisture Resistance
WVT
Absorption
Capiliarity


Perm. In
%


E 96
C 272


1.5-3.5
Less then 3.0 None


1.0-3.5
Less then 3.0 None


0.6-2.0
Less then 2.0 None


2.0

Less then 1.0
Coefficent of Thermal Expansion In./(in.) (F) D696 0.000035 0.000035 0.000035 0.000035
Maximum Service Temperature
Long term Exposure
Intermittent Exposure
F

167
180

167
180

167
180

167
180
Oxygen Index % D 2863 24.0 24.0 24.0 24.0
Thermal Resistance 40F
R Value 75F
1” Thickness

4.25
3.92

4.55
4.17

4.76
4.35

4.70
Flame Spread Up to 6" thickness   E 84  * Less than 25 for all densities
Smoke Development Up to 6" thickness E 84 * Less than 450 for all densities
Oxygen Index volume % D 2863 for all densities

Double Coated Adhesive Tape Specs

 

Test Typical Values Test Method
Thickness (Unwind Adhesive) 1.6 mils PSTC 33 & ASTM D3652
Thickness (Carrier) 0.5 mils
Thickness (Liner Adhesive) 1.4 mils
Total Callper Construction (Sans Liner) 3.5 mils
Peel Strength (Unwind Adhesive)   PSTC 101 & ASTM D3330 (12IPM @ 180 degrees, 20 minute dwell)
Peel Strength (Linerside Adhesive) 95 oz/in. Stainless

75 oz./in. ABS

100 oz./in. ABS

 

Polyken Probe Tack (Unwind Adhesive) 1450 + grams ASTM D2979 (1 sec dwell, 0.5 cm/sec)
Polyken Probe Tack (Linerside Adhesive) 1875 + grams ASTM D2979 (1 sec dwell, 0.5 cm/sec)

 

SAFT:

Unwind

Linerside

 

+160 F

+ 165 F

ASTM D 4498 (1" X 1", 5000 grams, PET)

Spray Glue Adhesive Specs

 

Boiling Range -44 F to 159 F
Odor Mint when wet
Appearance White liquid
Solubility In H2O Negligible
Freeze Point N.D.
Vapor Pressure N.D.
Physical State Liquid
Coefficient of Water/Oil Distribution N.D.
Vapor Density Is heavier than air
Odor Threshold N.D.
Evaporation Rate Is faster than Butyl Acetate
Specific Gravity 0.7011
PH @ 0.0 % N/A
Viscosity N.D.
Suitable Fire Extinguishers CO2, Dry Chemical, Foam, Water, Fog
Conditions to Avoid Heat, sparks, welding arcs, open flame, pilot lights, static electricity or other sources of ignition.

Clusterfill Filling Specs

(Foam specification comes from foam manufacturer. Made in the USA) 

 

Absorption Will absorb water
Flash Point 420 degrees Celsius (788 F)
Auto Ignition 455 degrees Celsius (851 F)
Method ASTM D1929
Auto Decomposition 420 degrees Celsius (788 F) 50%
Auto Decomposition 900 degrees Celsius (1652F)96&
Material This foam WILL burn once ignited with a high fuel value
Suitable Fire Extinguishers Water, dry chemical, CO2
Odor Slight
Form Solid continuous filaments/yarn/staple
Color White and Various
Specific Gravity 1.13-1.25
Molecular Weight 19,000-30,000
Hazardous Chemical:

SARA Extremely Hazardous Substance

No
Hazardous Chemical:

CERCLA Hazardous Substance

No
Hazardous Chemical:

SARA Toxic Chemical

No
Flammability >1%

 

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