Foam Padding

FOAM PADDING IS WIDELY USED FOR:

  • Liners for AFOs, KAFOs, body jackets, and cranial helmets
  • Foam padding for orthotic devices
  • Process aid during forming

PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Soft liner foam for superior patient comfort
  • Easy to drape form
  • Adheres well to a variety of plastic sheet materials
  • Excellent seaming characteristics



Foam Padding

Closed cell polyethylene foam to line the inside of braces for greater patient comfort

Volara® is a closed cell EVA copolymer foam that is used to line the inside of braces to give greater comfort to the patient. Volara® can be assembled to plastic devices using adhesives or it can be formed around a positive casting and then rigid plastic sheet can be formed around the Volara® to create a direct bond between the foam and the plastic. Volara® is available in a low density, low stiffness grade (four pounds per cubic foot) and a high density, high stiffness grade (ten pounds per cubic foot).

Tech Tip– Volara® can also be used in the fabrication process to help create a vacuum seal.

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FOAM PADDING STANDARD SIZES
SHEET Dimensions:
30 in wide x custom lengths
Thickness:
0.125 in – 0.250 in
OPTIONS AVAILABLE
COLOR White
GRADES 4e, 10

Length, width, thickness, and diameter tolerances vary by size, by manufacturer, brand, and grade. Custom sizes available upon request.

 

Typical properties of FOAM PADDING VOLARA® TYPE EO
  UNITS ASTM TEST 4PCF
Compression strength @ 25% compression
                                         @ 50% compression
lb/sq in
lb/sq in
D3575
D3575
6
17
Tensile strength - machine direction
                             - cross-machine direction
lb/sq in
lb/sq in
D3575
D3575
146
102
Tensile elongation - machine direction
                                  - cross-machine direction
%
%
D3575
D3575
324
358
Tear resistance - machine direction
                            - cross-machine direction
lb/in
lb/in
D3575
D3575
18
21
Compression set % original thickness D3575 12
Shore hardness
 
A Scale
OO Scale
D2240
D2240
11
54

Values shown are typical. The physical properties are averages based on limited production runs and are subject to change.


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