PVC Foam (Vinyl) is a soft, low density and flexible closed cell foam which is conformable and HF (High Frequency) weldable
It is made up of polarized molecules (called dipoles). When a high frequency, alternating voltage is passed across it, the dipoles rotate within the foam at macroscopic level. This causes internal friction which generates heat and melts the foam to form a molten foam where the high frequency is applied. The HF welding tool is made of brass of and it is where the tool is in contact with the foam where the welding takes place.
Typically the density is 120Kg/m³ (though other densities are available) and is made in roll format for conversion as plain or self adhesive backed rolls or the can be log cut into coils. Higher densities are available and the higher the density the thinner the foam can be produced. A new low density foam was developed for the Stationery Market when a leading open cell PVC foam manufacturer ceased trading.
A PVC Vinyl foam of low density (100Kg/m3) with a skin on both sides.
Availability: 2 or 3mm white in roll format approx. 40m x 1.45m. VP100 has been replacing “ Duflex Open Cell Vinyl foam” in the market.
QR120 (quick recovery)
A PVC Vinyl foam of 120 Kg/m³. This is the basic grade that is used to create SR100.
Available in Black or White and widths 1m as standard up to 1.4m and a thickness from 2mm to 20mm.
SR100 (slow recovery)
A PVC Vinyl foam of 120 Kg/m³ vinyl foam with a skin on both sides. This is a product which has had its cells crushed to create a super soft, slow recovery grade.
Available in Black or White and widths 1m as standard up to 1.4m and a thickness from 2mm to 20mm
QR100 (quick recovery) – NEW DEVELOPMENT
A Brand New development aimed at improving the tear strength over VP100 for many applications where improved performance is required. It is 100Kg/m³ and have run a small sample batch in 2mm grade at 1.4m width and white in colour. Orders for larger volumes only at this stage of approx. 6,000 linear Metres until it becomes established as a Standard Grade. Other colours are vailable and also other widths up to 1.4m wide.
*150 and 200 Kg/m³ grades are also available in Quick Recovery versions
- Automotive: sun visors, door panels, seat covers and seat decoration
- Building & Construction: window seals, door seals, expansion joints, glazing pads
- Stationery: binders, wallets, diaries, albums and folders
- Decoration: logos, badges, stickers, emblems and motifs for garments, caps, luggage etc.
- Healthcare: neck collars, commode seats, wheelchairs and shower trolleys
- Other: shoe insoles, heart monitors, pram padding, head phones, coasters, mouse mats
All of these foams can be supplied with a self adhesive backing, or log cut into coils. They can also be cut into shapes or bespoke sizes.
New grades are currently under development.
Intec Foams manage both large and small enquiries, we are here to help.
Should you have a specific requirement or enquiry for these products or any other potential application, please give us a call on 01283 225796 for a friendly impartial discussion, or simply complete our online web form or email us at: [email protected] and we will respond immediately.