How to select the right FOAM for you!

by Brad on February 05, 2020

Titan AV offer a variety of highly versatile foam, but which foam is fit for your purpose?

Titan AV Foam

Let's take a closer look at the different types of Titan AV foam:

  1. EVA
  2. EPE
  3. XPE
  4. PU
  5. Pick n Pluck
  6. CNC Cut Foam

EVA Foam

Firm + Water Resistant + Buoyant + Closed Cell

    EVA 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.

    Benefits of EVA Foam

    EVA foam is a non toxic material and can be exposed to water without absorbing it, useful to prevent moisture & mold build up. With great insulation characteristics (against heat and cold) EVA foam is perfect for use in food vans for keeping a more even temperature around your products. 

    EVA foam is a suitable substitute for natural rubber, vinyl, neoprene, polyurethane and PVC foams, wood composites, felts, fiberglass, and mineral wool.

    Uses for EVA Foam

    Thinner sheets of EVA foam are quite flexible. Titan AV 5mm EVA foam is popular for shaping when designing cosplay costumes, movie/stage props and craft activities. With EVA, 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.

    Learn more about how to use EVA foam.

    EVA Foam in colour

    Colour your world with EVA! Titan AV hard high density foam (85kg/m3) now comes in blue, red and yellow 30mm thick and 1x1metre for easy shipping to your door.

    EVA foam in blue, red and yellow

    EPE Foam

    Semi-Rigid + Flexible/Springy + Easy To Cut + Closed Cell

    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.

    XPE Foam

    Lightweight + Waterproof + Flexible + Closed Cell

    EVA Foam

    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.

    PU Foam

    Soft + Lightweight + Open Cell

    PU Foam

    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.

    Diced Foam

    Soft + Lightweight + Easily Customisable + Open Cell

    Pick n Pluck foam is essentially an open cell PU foam that has pre-cut 1.5cm x 1.5cm cubes. This is the easiest and quickest way to customise your own foam insert. Simply pluck out the foam cubes you don't require to 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 100% waterproof Titan AV hard cases with pick'n'pluck foam 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 padded foam inserts.

    CNC Cut Foam

    Titan AV premium foam inserts are designed & cut by our team in Brisbane using CNC router machines. Cut to precision for a super-satisfying perfect fit, Titan AV EVA Foam Inserts will organise and protect your microphones, antennas, belt packs, laptops and technical gear. Available with our 19" rack drawers and waterproof hard cases.

    CNC machine cut foam inserts for 19" drawers

    CNC Cut Titan AV Premium Foam Inserts.

    DIY Foam Inserts

    If you prefer DIY, we suggest using a trim router to neatly carve EVA foam. You can pickup one of our CNC pre-cut EVA foam inserts designed to perfectly fit Titan AV 2RU 19" rack drawers. To learn more, you can watch our video on how to make your own custom EVA foam insert.

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