Our Materials.

Choosing the proper foam material for your packaging or component product can be a very challenging task. Not only do different foams have different cell structures and characteristics, but foams from the same material family can also be made with vastly different density and firmness specifications that will greatly affect their performance. When choosing a material one may need to consider:

  • Compression set
  • Water absorption
  • Flexibility
  • Pliability
  • Volume change
  • Combustibility
  • Compressive strength
  • Dynamic cushioning properties
  • Anti-static characteristics
  • Corrosive characteristics
  • Abrasion
  • Environmental factors
  • Cost
  • Size

Acoustaproducts highly trained staff can help determine the proper material for your application. Some of the more common materials that we utilize are listed below, but we work with suppliers from all around the world to find the perfect solutions for our customers.

Polyethylene Foam

Polyethylene foam is a durable, lightweight, resilient, closed-cell material available in a wide range of densities and colors in both plank and roll stock.

It is often used for packaging and material handling applications due to its excellent vibration dampening and insulation properties as well as its high resistance to chemicals and moisture.

It is easy to process and form and has high load bearing characteristics that help manufacturers reduce packaging costs as they can use thinner and smaller amounts of foam yet still protect products.

Polyethylene is also buoyant which makes it quite popular for flotation products and other water related applications.

  • Closed Cell
  • Very Lightweight
  • Non-abrasive
  • Easy to fabricate
  • Non-dusting
  • Superb strength and tear resistance
  • Excellent shock absorption & vibration dampening properties
  • Flexibility
  • Impervious to mildew, mold, rot, and bacteria
  • Resistant to water, chemicals, solvents & grease
  • CFC free
  • Recyclable
  • Odorless
  • Excellent buoyancy
  • Very cost-effective
  • Excellent thermal insulation properties

Cross-linked Polyethylene Foam

Closed cell cross-linked is available in special grades with flame retardant additives (for the construction and aerospace industries), conductive or static dissipitave properties (for electronics manufacturing and packaging).

Foams are produced in a wide density range from 15kg/m3 up to 120kg/m3.

Many grades are available in a wide range of colours and used in many applications including.

  • Presentation case Packaging
  • Anti-vibration
  • Gaskets & seals
  • Material handling
  • Joint filling
  • Protective foam Packaging
  • Transit Inserts
  • Medical & Healthcare

Reticulated Polyurethane Filter Foam

Reticulated polyurethane foam is a versatile material typically used to make products that are involved in filtration, absorption, wiping, and padding. It features high tensile, elongation and tear characteristics that make it easy to fabricate.
Common applications include cosmetic applicators, speaker grilles, air conditioner filters, and sponges, but its high resistance to chemicals also makes it ideal for a host of industrial filtering and wiping applications.
It is also used extensively in the medical industry as it is easy to clean, impervious to microbial organisms, and can be made with fungicidal and bactericidal additives for added safety.
It can even be injected with substances to achieve other unique properties. Common uses include molded covers for prosthetic devices, specialty sponges, EKG pads, filters, and sterilization bags.

Fine Porosity
Materials with porosities of approximately 80 to 100 pores per inchReticulated Polyurethane Foam are often used to make products like sound absorption filters, microphone windscreens, wiping pads, filters, face masks, and cosmetic applicators.

Medium Porosity
There are a wide variety of medium porosity options available to meet almost any need. As a general rule, reticulated foams are generally used as filters, acoustical panels, and for controlled liquid delivery.

High Porosity
Highly porous foams are often used as sound attenuators, scrubber pads, furnace and air conditioner filters, and small engine air cleaners.

Polyurethane Foam

As one of the most versatile foam materials ever created, Polyurethane foam is used in hundred of products to provide comfort, support, protection, and safety.
Characterized by its light weight, resiliency, low odor and high resistant to mildew, it is used extensively in seating, flooring, and bedding products.For packaging applications, this open-celled foam is typically used to protect lighter weight, delicate objects with high fragility and/or lower drop height maximums.
It is also used regularly in medical packaging where abrasion resistance is required.
Polyurethane foam provides excellent cushioning at a very reasonable cost and can be easily molded or cut to fit one’s particular application.
It is available in two primary types, polyether and polyester, in a range of densities and colours.

  • Automotive
  • Residential seating
  • Marine Industry
  • Flooring
  • Bedding Products
  • Recreation Vehicle Seating
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Case inserts
  • Packaging

Commercial Rubber’s

Commercial Rubber sheeting comes with the advantage of having a temperature range between -60°C and 300°C.

Our rubber sheeting also has excellent physical properties including high abrasion resistance, good tensile strength, low compression tolerance and high tear properties again these are grade specific.

Commercial rubber also offers resistance against a range of organic solvents and many organic salts and acids, including various oils and fuels. Rubber sheeting products have many applications, including:

  • Gaskets
  • Sealing
  • Packing solutions

PVC Nitrile

Extremely durable and a comparably cost-effective option we use PVC Nitrile for manufacturing air tight and water tight components for the construction, automotive and engineering industries.
Capable of withstanding immense variations in temperature while remaining flexible, it is also highly acid and oil resistant as well as flame retardant, thus providing an effective and resilient solution for harsher industrial environments.

Our product range covers:

  • Fuel and oil hoses
  • Weather seals
  • Gaskets
  • Insulation tube
  • Floor mats
  • Body armour and protective sports equipment

Neoprene/Epdm sponge

Neoprene
Combining flexibility and impressive temperature tolerance with flame retardancy, and UV, ageing, oil and chemical resistance, Neoprene foam rubbers offer effective solutions for a wide range of industrial and domestic applications.

EPDM
Providing excellent air tight and waterproof properties, as well as good UV and ageing resistance and a high level of flexibility across a wide temperature spectrum.

We use EPDM & Neoprene to manufacture a numerous engineering, construction and industrial components such as:

  • Gaskets and seals for the automotive, construction, aerospace and marine sectors
  • Ducts for HVAC systems
  • Insulation for plumbing and heating systems
  • Weatherproofing seals
  • Shock absorbing packaging for laptops and electronic equipment
  • Sports equipment such as gloves, footwear and protective apparel
  • Medical supports and braces

OTHER STOCK MATERIALS.

  • Cork
  • Felt
  • Gasket paper
  • Glasscloth
  • Nitrile rubber
  • Nylon
  • Plastazote
  • Adhesives Tapes
  • Bitumen board
  • Cardboard
  • Ceramic fibres
  • Chipboard
  • Conveyor belting
  • Reinforced foils
  • Plastic’s
  • Polyester
  • PVC Ducting hose
  • Reconstituted foam
  • Rubber matting
  • Viton
  • Silicone

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