Sponge sheetings, also known as expanded rubbers or sponge rubbers, are cellular products providing a more compressible material than traditional rubbers in sealing applications. They are manufactured either closed or open cell, with each type providing different benefits depending on the application.
Closed cell sponge and foam products do not have connecting cavities or pores. As such, closed cell grades do not typically allow ingress of external contaminants such as moisture, dust, air or grit. This makes them ideal for sealing applications where the compressibility of a sponge or foam is important, but where water exclusion and sound/gas retention is key.
Open cell sponge and foam grades differ in that the pores or cavities of the material connect. This enables open cell grades to be more compressible than closed cell counterparts, and normally means that the sponge will recover much better once the pressure is removed. However, the connecting cavities do allow the ingress of contaminants, notably dust, water and air.
All sponge and foam materials below are available in an extensive range of roll/sheet sizes and thicknesses. As a leading converter of sponge products, our manufacturing facilities allow us to adapt sponge sheet grades into bespoke items such as coils, strips, gaskets and shapes. For more information on our individual grades and the additional properties they provide, please click the 'view product' buttons below.
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