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Foam: Polyethylene, Polyurethane
& Specialty Materials

As one of the largest foam fabricators in North America, UFP Technologies has access to materials from the top suppliers from across the globe. We act as an extension of your in-house research, engineering and manufacturing teams, collaborating with you to determine the best materials for your application.

Choosing the proper foam material for your packaging or component product can be a very challenging task. Not only do different foams have varying cell structures and characteristics, but foams from the same material family can also be made with vastly different density and firmness specifications that will greatly affect their performance. We'll work with you to determine the characteristics you need to make your component, packaging or product successful.

UFP Technologies has access to an array of polyethylene foams, cross-linked polyethylene foams, polyurethane foams, reticulated polyurethane foams, and specialty foams:


From packaging fragile electronics to providing comfort and support for sporting goods, polyethylene foam offers the durable, lightweight, closed-cell characteristics you need. It combines excellent vibration dampening and insulation properties with high resistance to chemicals and moisture. Because cross-linked polyethylene adds the ability to protect Class "A" surfaces, it is often used in the packaging of medical devices and equipment.


This popular family of foams is ideal for a broad range of applications, from liquid delivery in a medical device, to air filtration in a lawn mower, to sound management in automobiles. Polyurethane foam is a resilient open-celled material which offers superior cushioning and protection properties. Specialty controlled porosity sized foams can be reticulated offering higher tensile, tear, and elongation characteristics.

Specialty Foams

There's virtually no limit to the types of specialty materials we work with, or the creative ways we combine them to deliver the qualities you need - anti-static, breathable, conductive, hydrophilic, static-dissipative, and more. Whether it's a high-performance application or a relatively simple one, we'll identify the right material for the job.