Foam Uses

Uncovering the Countless Number of Foam Uses

Are you sleeping on the countless number of foam uses? Even if you aren’t, you probably are. Why? Because one type of foam — flexible polyurethane foam — is best known for being in car seats, mattresses, and upholstered furniture.

In addition to polyurethane foam, Frank Lowe offers a full catalog of foam elastomers spanning from high quality up to high spec materials, including:

  • Reticulated foam
  • Vinyl foams
  • Closed cell foam
  • Polyethylene foams
  • Open cell foams
  • Polyurethane foams
  • Cross linked polyethylene foams

At Frank Lowe, we will work closely with you to help you explore, pursue, and create with our die cut and fabricated foam. Our expert technicians will guide you to the best type of foam elastomer for your unique application needs. 

Let’s take a closer look at a few of the most popular foam uses across different markets,  industries, and products.

Foam Uses for Design in the Construction Industry

Today, we’re seeing an increased number of foam uses for design in the construction industry. Commercial buildings and residential homes are being decorated and insulated with different shapes cut from foam. Hundreds of different architectural shapes like cornices, bands, trims, moldings, columns, and balusters are easily cut to supply to this industry.

Foam materials add design flexibility to remodeling and new home projects. For instance, foam-core panels provide an array of profiles and colors for roofs and walls. At the same time, foam-cored garage doors and entry doors are offered in a range of styles and finishes. And regardless of your needs, Frank Lowe can help you choose the perfect type of foam for your application and die cut the foam to your exact specifications.

Polyurethane Foam Uses in Insulation

One of the most impressive uses of polyurethane foam is insulation in buildings and homes. The material can be used for roofs and walls in remodeling projects and the construction of new homes.

Considering heating and cooling costs represent up to 56% of the energy consumed in the average American home, this material can save money, reduce noise levels, and help maintain a comfortable uniform temperature throughout residences.

Foam Uses in Consumer Products

Frank Lowe is a leading supplier of die cut foam for the consumer products industry. We provide die cut foam components for an array of recreational products, personal care products, and personal hygiene products.

Many consumer product applications utilize polyurethane foams due to the material’s cushioning and absorption properties. A few of the most typical consumer products we create die cut foam for includes:

  • Foam balls
  • Athletic protection, helmets, and padding
  • Cosmetic applicators
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    Baby bath pads
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    Kayak pads and seats
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    Paintbrushes
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    Foam tipped swabs and applicators
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    And more

Foam Uses in Packaging and Shipping

Even if you make the best component or material, it won’t matter if it’s damaged by the time it arrives to its final destination. Because of this, Frank Lowe utilizes an array of foam applications to create unique, one-of-a-kind packaging solution.

We’re one of the largest fabricators of foam in the United States – offering decades of experience. No one offers more expertise in creating product-specific packaging solutions that will keep your products safe throughout shipping, storage, and handling. We’ll use our experience and array of foam materials to shape your ideas into effective, innovative solutions.

Foam Uses in the Medical Device Industry

At Frank Lowe, we’re proud to be one of the leading medical foam fabricators. We utilize an array of open-cell foams and closed-cell foams that are ideal for a range of different medical applications.

For instance, our reticulated polyurethane foams are utilized across the medical industry because it boasts an imperviousness to microbial organisms, is easy to clean, and can be created with bacterial and fungicidal additives for additional safety. You can find this type of open-cell medical foam in:

  • Specialty sponges,
  • Molded covers for prosthetic devices, and
  • EKG filters, pads, and sterilization bags.

Regardless of your medical device needs, our advance foam fabrication team will provide the services you need for your product or application. Our unparalleled knowledge of materials, manufacturing capabilities, and design expertise allows us to work closely with you to develop one-of-a-kind solutions for your medical device. Additional applications of foam medical components manufactured by Frank Lowe include:

  • Surgical device and orthopedic implant packaging,
  • Patient positioning pads,
  • Wheelchair seating and positioning components,
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    Back, knee, ankle, and neck brace pads and support components,
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    And more

Contact Frank Lowe to Explore, Pursue, and Create with Foam

Since 1955, Frank Lowe has been a leader and innovator in the custom fabrication industry. Our staff has created custom foam components and products across virtually all industries and markets for companies ranging from large and small.

Our extensive product knowledge and understanding of the unique requirements of specific industries sets us apart from the competition. And regardless of your needs, we will always strive to provide a value-added service that encourages you to think outside of the box.

Contact Frank Lowe today to explore, pursue, and create with foam elastomers.

About the Author Randy Cohen

Since 2002, Randy Cohen has served as the Senior Vice President of Frank Lowe — leading Sales and Marketing as well as a variety of Administrative operations. Randy has 25 years of experience with a background in sales & marketing, production and business management, serving both government agencies and private industry. He holds a B.A from Syracuse University and a Masters and Professional Diploma from Fordham University. Randy uses his unique set of experiences to help businesses and entities across all sectors explore, pursue, and create better solutions.

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