Foam consists of soft, cushiony natural or synthetic materials such as Acrylic, Polyethylene, Urethane (Polyurethane/Poron®), Sponge Rubber (Neoprene, EPDM, SBR), Vinyl and more. Open and closed cell foams are available plain (without adhesive) or with acrylic, rubber or silicone adhesive on one or both sides and in any combination.
Depending on the chemistry and construction makeup, foam materials are commonly used for mounting, gasketing, sealing, weather-stripping, industrial and medical applications. For example, urethane foam tapes cushion, seal, dampen sound and absorb vibration. Vinyl foam tapes are durable, weather-resistant and remain flexible on exposure to extreme temperature and light. Closed cell foams do not absorb water and are excellent for outdoor applications.