Author: Brad Date Posted: 5 February 2020
Are you looking to soundproof a room, protect your gear from impact or perhaps do some target practise? Titan AV offer a variety of highly versatile foam, but which foam is fit for your purpose?
Today we breakdown the different types of Titan AV foam:
EVA is the hardest or firmest type of Titan AV foam. Capable of high impact and extremely durable, EVA is commonly used for road cases, transport packaging, boat fenders, yoga mats, camping mats and used as targets in sports like archery.
Being a closed cell foam has its advantages, water resistance and good buoyancy.
Closed cell foam has airtight cells so air doesn't get inside the structure. Generally closed cell foam is harder or firmer while open cell foam is softer or less firm.
Titan AV EVA foam is also flexible, our thinner 5mm pieces of EVA are perfect for shaping when designing cosplay costumes, movie/stage props and craft activities. You can make anything from a sword and shield to some puzzle piece mats for the kids.
Being lightweight yet having those high impact properties makes EVA perfect for road cases and packaging during travel. Use the foam sheets to place in between your computer monitors or TV screens while in transit, perfect for karaoke hosts and those doing corporate presentations on the road.
Having good insulation characteristics against heat and cold and being impervious to mildew, mould, rot and bacteria EVA foam is perfect for use in a food vans for keeping a more even temperature around your products.
EVA is a non toxic material and a suitable substitute for natural rubber, vinyl, neoprene, polyurethane and PVC foams, wood composites, felts, fiberglass, and mineral wool.
Lightweight, semi-rigid and flexible - some would call it “springy” - EPE foam (also known as pearl foam or kaizen foam). Similar to EVA, EPE is commonly used in packaging, used for impact and shock absorption, vibration dampening, and surface protection. EPE foam is also perfect for marine activities like boat & kayak seating, pool toys, swimming aids... pool noodles are made from EPE foam.
EPE is a medium density foam making it easy to cut and therefore perfect for DIY cutting spaces to custom fit for your tools, audio gear, cameras, ipads/tablets and hobby gear.
If you prefer a precision cut insert EPE foam can be CNC machine cut to ensure all of your gear has that perfect fit.
The newest addition to our Titan AV range of foam is XPE foam. XPE foam is a low cost expanded polyethylene foam with crosslinked and closed cell structure. XPE foam is a lightweight, waterproof, flexible and compressible foam that has great thermal resistance & a smooth even texture surface finish.
Commonly used in air conditioning ducting, industrial noise and anti-rattle and vibration dampening, impact absorption and protection. XPE is used in concrete expansion joints and for substrate separation and gap filling, for packaging, thermal barriers and thermal insulation of air conditioning ducting, for anti-slip and marine uses, spa-top thermal blankets, as well as for hobby and craft projects.
We sell XPE foam by the metre or 100m roll.
Soft and lightweight, PU foam is an open cell flat foam. Open cell foam is less dense than other foam and more ‘squishy’ like a kitchen sponge!
Most commonly used in a road case as a base layer or lid liner for impact and shock absorption and surface protection. Easily cut to size making it ideal for customising your camera cases, drone cases and or any case requiring a custom foam insert.
PU foam also has some acoustic properties and will minimise reverberation and echo slightly. Perfect for when you want a tighter sound but don’t want to completely get rid of that natural reverb in your home studio or band rehearsal room.
Pick n Pluck foam is essentially an open cell PU foam that has precut 1.5cm x 1.5cm cubes to allow you to pluck out those cubes and make custom spaces for your gear.
We have pick n pluck foam in sizes to fit our Titan AV hard cases, 19" steel rack mountable drawers and single sheet for full customization.
Checkout our range of lightweight & 100% waterproof Titan AV hard cases featuring pick'n'pluck foam padding to customise your case to suit your gear. Whether it's cameras, drones, gimbals, microphones, mixers, tools, computers, GPS, military gear or any kind of sensitive equipment will benefit from having a perfectly sized space to be stored in because it's less likely to get bumped around in transit.
Acoustic foam is an open cell PU type foam, however it is a bit more dense than your standard PU foam. Designed specifically for absorbing sound waves it's perfect for home studios, audio booths, vocal recording, TV and radio and server/gear rooms.
Coming in a variation of patterns like wedge, pyramid, flat and tile you’ll find the perfect look for your studio. We have panels in sizes of 50x50x5cm with a section of different size bass traps for those low end frequencies in the corners of your rooms.
To demonstrate the quality of Titan AV acoustic foam we put it to the test against another brand and compared foam appearance, thickness, durability, strength and density.
If you'd like to learn more about Titan AV acoustic foam checkout our Acoustic Treatment blog.
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