What is Open-Cell Foam & Where Can I Buy It?
There are many types of open cell foam. Here at GB Foam Direct, we can offer you high-density open cell polyurethane foam in any shape you need.
Whether you’re in need of viscoelastic memory foam sheets, acoustic foam tiles, or high-density, blue foam cushions, you’ll find them here on our website.
Buy Open Cell Foam
We stock a variety of open cell foams in all shapes and sizes. If you’re looking for a certain shape, our foam cut to size service is ideal.
By using this, you’ll be able to order foam in practically any size you need. And it only takes 5 simple steps – Choose a shape, input your measurements, choose a type of foam, select any extras and finalise your order.
And if you still can’t find what you’re looking for, be sure to contact one of our experts, who will be happy to assist you.
Open Vs Closed Cell Foam
Foams can either be classified as open cell or closed cell. Now, this isn’t to suggest that the cells within the foam are entirely one or the other.
Foams can structurally consist of both open and closed cells. What classifies it as either is its ratio of open to closed cells. For example, an open cell foam is generally classified this way when more than half of its cells are open.
You can read more about closed cell foam on our dedicated page, where you can also buy sheets of Plastazote.
Open-Cell Foam Applications
Open-cell foam can be found utilised throughout a wide range of areas and industries.
If you’re sitting down whilst reading this, there’s a good chance that your seat is padded with open-cell polyurethane foam.
Because polyurethane foam has open cells, air can quickly escape when the foam is compressed and return when the compression is relieved. This influx and outflow of air is what helps to relieve the pressure you would otherwise feel on your body if you were sitting on a hard surface.
But open cell foam isn’t just useful for comfort. Pay a visit to some of the UK’s top recording studios and you’ll find open-cell acoustic foam lining the walls. This helps to improve sound quality, by enhancing room acoustics. It softens vulnerable reflection points throughout integral rooms, resulting in clearer live and recorded sound.
Speak to Our Team
For any queries about the foam products and services we offer, please feel free to contact a member of our team. If you are interested in buying open-cell foam or any of our other products and require our assistance, one of our experts will be happy to help out.
Call us on 01494 441177 or visit our contact page and fill out the form provided. A member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.