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Moulded Foam Material

As one of the UK's largest custom moulders of foam materials, we offer an impressive range of cost effective materials.

Expanded material options for your specific applications include:

  • Expanded Polystyrene
  • Expanded Polypropylene
  • Porous Expanded Polypropylene
  • Expanded Polyethylene
  • These foams have specific characteristics, which suit different application areas. Please contact us if you require any further technical information or data sheets.

EPS and EPP have benefits in use that far outweigh the impact of manufacturing which only uses water and steam.

Material Properties

Different materials exhibit different benefits and choosing the right material for an application is key to the success of any project, whether it’s packaging, components or a product for retail.

The materials we manufacture have the following properties that can be used to enhance your applications:

  • Energy absorption
  • Insulation
  • Lightweight
  • Multi impact protection
  • Strength to weight ratio
  • Recyclable

Our moulded foams offer a high degree of dimensional tolerance making them ideally suited to applications where a good fit is required. Materials are 100% recyclable and contain no CFC’s or volatile organic compounds.

Expanded Foam Applications

Typical uses for our foam materials include:

  • Automotive impact protection
  • Automotive seating
  • Blown bead home insulation
  • Temperature controlled packaging
  • Reusable transit packaging
  • White goods packaging
  • Insulated HVAC housings
  • Acoustic tiles
  • Insulated concrete forms

A key safety advantage of EPP moulded foams is that it can sustain multiple impacts, following an impact EPP will return to its original shape without any substantial deformation.

Multi-impact protection, weight reduction and flexibility in terms of development makes EPP suitable for numerous market applications. Now it is also possible to achieve an ‘A Class’ surface texture that will disguise the natural bead appearance and improve moulded part aesthetics.