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Foam Blocks & Sheets

In addition to Expanded Polystyrene Excel also holds in stock many other foams in block and sheet form. These materials have a wide variety of uses including:

  • MODEL MAKING
  • PROP MAKING
  • PERSONAL PROTECTION FOR STUNTS
  • SPECIAL EFFECTS
  • SCENIC CONSTRUCTION
  • SHOP WINDOW DISPLAYS

The datasheets provided below are in PDF format and will require Adobe Reader to view. You can download Acrobat for Free from the www.adobe.com. Please note that some of the datasheet files are large and may take several seconds to download.

Product Description Safety Data Sheet

Extruded Polystyrene
Similar to expanded polystyrene foam, Extruded Polystyrene Foam is a closed cell, high performance material manufactured without the use of CFC or HCFC blowing agents, has a zero ODP and is fully recyclable. It has a high resistance to compression, a very low water absorption and is available in sheet thicknesses from 20mm to 150mm. The grade of material commonly used for sculptural applications has a planed surface which helps to avert warping when carving or hot-wire cutting and has a nominal density of 30kg/m³.

 

Styrofoam®

Open Material Safety Datasheet for Styrofoam Extruded Polystyrene Foam in a new window (PDF format)

Yelofoam X®

Open Material Safety Data Sheet for Yelofoam X Extruded Polystyrene Foam in a new window (PDF format)

Non cross-linked foam sheets Polyethylene Foams (non cross-linked)
Non cross-linked Polyethylene Foams are closed cell foams manufactured using totally CFC and HCFC-free processes, are fully recyclable and are available in a wide range of density from 16kg/m³ to 150kg/m³. They are easily cut or sawn and are durable, highly resilient materials ideal for many stunt protection, special effects and noise / vibration control applications.

 

 

Ethafoam®

Jiffycell®

Open Material Safety Data Sheet for Ethafoam Polyethylene Foam in a new window (PDF format)

Stratocell®

Open Material Safety Data Sheet for Stratocell Polyethylene Foam in a new window (PDF format)

Polyethylene Foams (cross-linked) e.g. Plastazote®
Crosslinked Polyethylene Foams, whilst similar in many respects to non-crosslinked polyethylene foams, have a much finer cell structure giving them a superior aesthetic appearance. Available in a wide range of colours and density from 18kg/m³ to 70kg/m³, they are an ideal material for prop / model making, stunts and special effects where their protective cushioning properties are fully utilised.

Open Material Safety Data Sheet for Plastazote Polyethylene Foam in a new window (PDF format)

Rigid Polyurethane Foams- Densities from 30kg/m³ to 120kg/m³
Rigid Polyurethane Foam is a CFC / HCFC-free closed cell foam compatible with GRP resins and resistant to a wide range of solvents. Available in blocks or sheets ranging from 35kg/m³ to 160kg/m³ in density, it is easy to cut, shape and fabricate making it the ideal material for use with GRP resin systems and solvent based adhesives and coatings.

Open Material Safety Data Sheet for Rigid Polyurethane Foams in a new window (PDF format)

Blue flexible foamFlexible Foams such as Polyurethane Foams, Combustion Modified Polyurethane Foams, Polyester Foams, Combustion Modified Reconstituted Foams
Flexible Foams (often referred to as soft foams) are available in a range of colours and density, from standard grades to combustion modified materials, with varying hardness to suit a wide range of applications. Density ranges from 13.5kg/m³ up to 220kg/m³ with nominal hardness ranging from 65-85N up to 950-1150N.

Open Material Safety Data Sheet for Flexible Polyurethane Foams in a new window (PDF format)

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