At CB Frost, as well as providing a number of sponge and foam materials in sheet and strip form, we can also manufacture a multitude of products in house, including gaskets, wshers, extrusions, fabrications and mouldings.
However, as well as common industrial uses of foam and sponge materials, these highly versatile materials are used in a wide range of applications, products and services that the average person comes across on a daily basis, including:
Sponge and foam materials are commonly used for a range of applications within the rail sector. For example, HT800 silicone sponge or silicone foam is commonly used in the manufacture of lighting seals to protect against the ingress of dust and moisture and door seals to prevent the penetration of the elements.
Both sponge and foam materials are commonly used in packaging as an inner lining. To help keep products safe, sponges and foams provide an inner packaging solution within a harder outer casing that is secure enough to hold things in place, but also able to absorb any knocks or shock. Sponges are commonly found inside flight cases and briefcases, helping to keep the contents safe.
Foam materials are very commonly used in the construction industry for insulation purposes. Foams have a closed cell structure that provides the ideal properties to hold heat in, however, its malleability means that it is ideal for fitting inside wall cavities without damaging their structure. A further benefit of foam is that it does not absorb water, so there is no risk of it holding water that could lead to damages.
As sponge materials have a compression set that allows them to return to their original shape, they provide an ideal material for the manufacture of soft toys. Parents can therefore allow their young children to play with their toys without worrying that they may injure themselves on hard parts, or damage other items in the home.
Sponge and foam materials are very commonly used in the padding for sofa and chair seats to provide cushioning and comfort. Memory foam pillows and mattresses are now more popular than ever before, providing extra comfort and support as we sleep.
Sporting Protective Gear
For combat sports such as boxing, or kick boxing, foam material is used in most of the protective gear that you would commonly wear. For example, boxing gloves, head protectors, chest guards and shin guards all use foam to absorb some of the force when we get hit.
Griswold Material And The Rogers Corporation
The Rogers Corporation acquired Griswold LLC in July 2018. Both companies were, and still are, manufacturing custom-engineered cellular rubber and microcellular polyurethane foams.
CB Frost has been purchasing materials from the Rogers Corporation for over 30 years so this merge was enthusiastically welcomed by our staff.