CLOSED & OPEN CELL FOAMS
The structure of foams enhance the end products performance and use
Both open and closed cell foams have unique properties and processes for production and can be used for a variety of applications interchangeably: mattresses, shoe soles, yoga mats, wet suits, pillows, padding etc. Although similar in applications, there are important and definitive differences between open cell and closed cell foams that lead to differences in producing the foams and its products.
The most distinctive difference between the foams is the cell structure of the foams themselves. Open cell foams have an airy, sometimes more variable sized cells full of air while closed cell foams have more uniform closed cells full of air.
Euphoam produces LexcellTM, a high performance, plant-based closed cell foam material for use in variety of applications.
Learn more about our Lexcell closed cell foam product.
|Open Cell Foam||Closed Cell Foam|
|Cell Structure||Open, variable sized cells||Closed, uniform sized cells|
|Hydration||Like a sponge, soaks up water (hydrophilic)||Generally repels water (hydrophobic)|
|Raw Material Source||Yulex Pure NR Latex||Yulex Pure NR Solid|
|Processing||Whipping of liquid with ingredients to create foam||Macerating of solid foam to mix in ingredients|
|Euphoam Products||Lexcell plant-based closed cell foam|