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What is Reconstituted Foam?

Reconstituted Foam Block

There are many different types of foam grades available to purchase, but none quite like reconstituted foam. Available in many different weights, shapes and sizes, this versatile foam has a unique manufacturing process.

What is Recon Foam?

Reconstituted foam (also known as chip foam or recon foam) unlike many other types of foam, is a recycled product.

This firm foam is best used in applications that receive frequent use. Areas such as commercial seating in bars, restaurants and public transport can benefit from the tough & resilient properties of reconstituted foam.

It is also known to be an effective and relatively cheap form of packaging foam to help protect items through transit or in storage.

How is Reconstituted Foam Made?

Recon foam is made by compressing various types of crumbed foam pieces together. It is formulated using a byproduct of foam manufacturing, this being scrap polyurethane foam pieces that are left behind when cutting larger foam blocks and sheets.

When converting polyurethane foam into useable products, offcuts of the grade are often left behind. Instead of wasting these offcuts, they are instead used to create chip foam.

Various grades of foam offcuts are fed through a shredding machine which turns it into a crumbled form. The foam crumb is then tightly compressed and bonded together in order to form a new, useable product that has been manufactured using recycled materials that would otherwise go to waste.

The resulting product is a multi-coloured foam that is not only economical but durable and useful for many different applications.

Buy Recon Foam Online at GB Foam Direct

Interested in purchasing reconstituted foam? You can buy it directly from our website cut to any size or shape you need.

Ordering your chip foam is quick and easy! All it takes is 5 simple steps.

First, you’ll need to select from one of our 25 unique templates. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, we even offer a custom template option.

Once you’ve selected the shape you need, you’ll be prompted to input your required measurements. This can be input using mm, cm or inches.

After this, select Recon/Chip Foam from the given list. You’ll then be given the option to include dacron or stockinette if you wish.

Finally, all that’s left to do is for you to place your order. We accept payment by debit card, credit card or PayPal.

Recon Foam Sheets

We also offer reconstituted foam sheets in a variety of thicknesses ranging from half an inch up to 4 inches thick. If you are interested in types of foam in sheet form, head over to our foam sheets page.

Don’t forget that we offer a next working day delivery service. If your order is placed before 11:00 am Monday – Thursday, we’ll dispatch your order for delivery on the next working day.

If you have any questions regarding chip foam or any of our other products/services, please feel free to contact us directly. A member of our team will be happy to assist you.

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