Processing Technology

FoamPartner provides you with foam solutions that are tailored, in both design and function, to your specific needs and are available in your preferred processing state – from raw block foam to the finished product.

Tailor-made foams: We use the latest procedures and technologies to work and finish our foams so we can deliver the perfect solution for your needs.

Bonding

Various foams and materials with widely varied properties can be bonded together. That allows the best properties of various foams to complement each other. The FoamPartner group uses water-based adhesives.

Compression cutting

For manufacturing three-dimensional foam parts. The foam is shaped and cut using compression. The tool determines a wide range of shapes. 

Contour cutting

Rotary or oscillating blades follow a CAD-programmed template. The optimal nesting offered by the cutting programs makes the best possible use of the material and saves cutting time.

Die-cutting

Productive die-cutting systems can be used to manufacture large series and large volumes of similar products in a very short time. Our die-cutting systems produce up to 1000 parts per minute.

Drilling & cylinder production

Core drills allow cylindrical holes to be made in the foam.
Smaller diameters are created using a drill, while larger cylinders are produced using a contour cutting system.

Film coating and lamination

The FoamPartner group’s adhesive film coating machines can be used to combine a large number of foams with different materials to create many different laminates.

Flock coating

In order to give foam surfaces textile properties, the entire surface can be flock-coated with a wide range of flock-coating materials.

Fusing

Fusing permanently bonds various foams together in a thermal process. Fusing is a cost-effective alternative to adhesive bonding, with the advantage that no adhesive residue is left on the parts.

Horizontal and vertical cutting

In addition to numerous horizontal and vertical cutting machines, FoamPartner also has auxiliary equipment that can produce many different shapes and geometries.

Hot stamping/thermopressing

Hot stamping permanently shapes foams using heat and pressure. This process alters the foam’s pore structure, density and physical properties. Hot stamping can be used to produce fine or coarse-structured surfaces.

Impregnation

Post-treatment of the foam surface to obtain or improve specific properties (e.g. flame protection, electrical conductivity, hydrophobia, antistatic features, etc.)

Long slitting (loop)

Our long slitting machine can slit blocks 30 to 120 meters long and process them into rolls. 

Milling

Challenging geometries and shapes are produced on milling machines. The latest machines allow for rational machining. FoamPartner can produce three-dimensional parts in a single work step. The milling machines can cut deep pockets into the solid material, and permit flexible processing of many different foam types.

Mold profiling

FoamPartner has many years of experience in manufacturing challenging concave and convex blanks using mold profiling technology

Profiling

Our profile cutting machines can create various nubbed profiles out of foam sheets. They can also process bonded and laminated foams, which can then be bonded or laminated with other materials.

Reticulation

We have four modern reticulation centers located around the world for block and rolled goods. Our foams are reticulated in a controlled way; in other words, the cell membranes are targeted and removed completely. That makes the foams more open-pored and creates ideal semi-finished products for filtration and impregnation.

Water jet cutting

18-head water jet cutting systems manufacture blanks and molds with extreme dimensional precision. Even the smallest parts can be precisely manufactured using a rational approach, without any tool costs.