We are manufacturers of flexible polyurethane foam and converters of a wide range of flexible and rigid polyurethane, polystyrene and polyethylene foams. We produce a range of foams specifically for the furniture and bedding industry, commercial and residential building industries, mining services and we also provide packaging solutions for manufacturing companies.
We manufacture a large range of different foam grades for a variety of applications. We are happy to assist you in selecting the correct grade for your requirements.
Our foam grades are named to an industry set standard as a code (e.g. 16-100) which is written as the density and then the hardness of the foam.
What is density?
The density which is measured in kilos per cubic meter and is an indication of the weight of the foam and how much chemical is used to produce the foam. It is therefore related to cost and longevity. As a general rule, higher density foams last longer than lower density foams but are more expensive to produce.
What is Hardness?
The hardness or ‘feel’ of the foam is measured in Newtons and is the easiest characteristic to recognize in the retail market. In lay-mans terms, the softer the feel, the lower the hardness, the firmer the feel, the higher the hardness.
Future Foams supplies a range of rigid foams used in various industries such as sign writing, building and construction. We supply polystyrene (EPS and XPS), PIR and rigid polyurethanes. These products can be converted to sheets, blocks or profiled shapes.
EPS (expanded polystyrene) is a closed cell, resilient, lightweight rigid cellular plastics material produced in a range of densities between 13 kg/M3 and 35 kg/M3. We have a range of grades available. SL, M, H or VH grade.
The main applications for products manufactured from EPS are thermal insulation systems (wall, roof and sub-floor), ceiling panels and other decorative surfaces, concrete voids and block outs, pipe insulation, protective packaging, flotation and buoyancy applications, and stage sets.
Closed Cell Foams
Closed Cell Foams are a closed cell, chemically cross linked (and non cross linked) foam made from polyethylene or ethyl vinyl acetate co-polymers. They are made using an extruded or block form method. They are made in a range of densities and molecular weights.
Polyethylene and EVA foams are buoyant, waterproof, lightweight, shock absorbing and have excellent thermal insulation properties. They are used in a wide range of applications including expansion joints, packaging, impact absorption, thermal insulation and backing rod. They are resistant to most common chemicals and have good compression characteristics