Component Foam Overview
Elastomeric and Polyolefin Component Foam Products
Armacell brings more than than 70 years of science, expertise and innovation to foam technology. In addition to our leading market position in foam insulation, we also produce a wide range of foam components for manufacturers in many industries.
In North America, we manufacture two categories of component foam products: Elastomeric Component Foam (ECF) and Polyolefin Component Foam (PCF).
Elastomeric Component Foam
ECF foam products are based on such various synthetic polymers such as NBR, EPDM and Neoprene rubber. They include our ArmaComp™ brands Monarch®, ArmaSport®, Ensolite® and EnsoLine™. ECF foam products are high-quality, high-performance components offered in many formulations to meet different physical and chemical property requirements. Many of our foam products are already compliant with automotive and fire-safety standards. Check our Technical Specification Guide or contact one of our technical managers with specific questions for your product or application.
Armacell’s ECF lines also include numerous closed-cell foams and expanded rubber products used extensively in industrial, automotive and sport/recreational applications. Seventy years of foam experience enables us to design optimized cell structures and densities for specific physical properties — custom engineered to fit your needs.
Polymer Types Available:
Excellent fuel resistance
Excellent fire performance (vertical & horizontal)
Shock absorption performance
Use temperatures range from -40°F (-40°C) to 200°F (93.3°C) intermittent use
UV, weathering and ozone resistance
Wide operating/service temperature range (-65°F to 250°F)(-53.8°C to 121°C)
Good resistance to acids
Poor fuel resistance
Medium fuel resistance
Excellent heat, ozone, oil and fuel resistance
Temperatures range from -40°F to 300°F [325°F (162°C) intermittent]
Polyolefin Component Foam
PCF products are made from thermoplastic polymers. They include our ArmaComp™ brands OleTex® and OleCell®. We make chemically cross-linked polyethylene in rolls or blocks called “buns” in formulations that vary from soft and flexible to stronger, stiffer specifications. Non-cross-linked polyethylene can be extruded into customizable profile shapes.
Polyolefin components are popular due to their cost-effective uses across many applications. Our foam products already meet many automotive specifications and fire-testing standards.
Armacell’s PCF division offers an exclusive range of polyolefin foams. We develop custom solutions requiring the special characteristics of polyolefin combined with value-added technical properties and leading-edge Armacell expertise and customer service.
Chemically cross-linked polyethylene foams in rolls and bun form
Blends of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) or Ethylene Ethyl Acrylate (EEA) which provide soft flexible materials
Available options of different additives and blends to provide stiffer, higher-strength products.
Non Cross-linked Polyethylene Extruded Foam Profiles (Shapes)
Armacell is a proven global leader in cellular technologies and technical support. Product lines include elastomeric foams, expanded rubbers and polyolefins for automotive and industrial applications (EnsoLite®, OleTex®, and Monarch®,) and the sport and leisure sector (ArmaSport®, ArmaSport Turf Underlayments, and OleTex®). Armacell also offers extruded foam and molded elastomeric profile products (EnsoLine™) and extruded and co-extruded polyethylene (OleCell®) for many different industrial and personal safety applications.
If you need help to find products that meet your requirements, contact one of our technical managers with specific questions for your product or application.
Download our Component Foam Innovation brochure here.