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Medical grade foam

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  • About medical grade foams

    Our wide range of medical foam products are used in the healthcare industry for a number of applications such as gasketing and sealing in medical devices, patient cushioning and fluid management in long-term wear wound dressings.

    Medical foams are available in a range of colours, density and thickness combinations. We can laminate your foam with any of a wide range of adhesives for the specific requirements of your application, for example skin friendly silicones for woundcare devices.

    We offer an extensive range of medical grade foam products from world leading manufacturers. Click on the products tab for more information.

    Medical foam characteristics:

    • Soft, conformable and flexible
    • Lightweight and breathable
    • Water resistant (closed cell)
    • Absorbent (open cell)
    • Durable for long term wear
    • Stretchable
    • Fungal resistance
    • Stain resistance
    • Sterilisable by gamma or EtO
    • Consistent quality, durability and versatility
    • Low outgassing
    • Excellent compression-set resistance and impact absorption

    Our foam applications include:

    • Wound dressings
    • Sealing of medical device LCD screens
    • Medical device cushioning
    • Sealing of control panels and keypads
    • Electrode and device attachment
    • Sealing Ostomy equipment
    • Prosthetic padding
    • Custom orthotics
    • Body and underfoot pressure relief
  • Search medical grade foams

    Browse through our full range of medical grade foams below for more detailed information and product data sheets. If you would like to ask us a question about any of these products, simply click on “add to wish list” and the product details can be added to a contact form once you’re ready to get in touch. You can also send these details to yourself or a colleague. 

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    Any data provided relates to values typically generated when measuring these materials, and is offered as a guide to material selection. However it is not guaranteed and the user is responsible for evaluating the suitability of a product for the application it is intended for. Some test methods may vary, please refer to data sheet or call for assistance.

  • Medical foams in action

    Read through our case studies to find relevant, real-life examples of the powerful problem solving capabilities of our medical grade foams!

  • Customising your foam product

    Utilising the latest converting technologies, we can customise your foam material to create non-standard roll widths and lengths, or convenient and easy to handle components. Customising your foam offers a number of benefits, including cost savings and enhanced product design. Whatever your needs, we have the experience and capabilities to provide a complete solution, from design and prototyping to full production and automated assembly.

    • Parafix automated pick and place equipment

      Automation solutions

      Reduce costs and enhance quality with automated pick and place equipment...
    • Parafix slit log rolls of material to custom widths

      Slitting

      For cutting log rolls of material to non-standard widths and lengths...
    • Parafix die-cut adhesive tape

      Die-cutting

      We use a range of die-cutting equipment to create your bespoke adhesive components...
    • Parafix clean room manufacturing

      Clean room manufacturing

      For a controlled manufacturing environment...
    • Parafix presentation design options

      Bespoke presentations

      For an efficient design that aids quick and accurate assembly...
    • Free issue/contract converting available at Parafix

      Contract converting

      We can customise your material into bespoke shapes and combine it with complimentary products...
    • Computer aided design at Parafix

      Computer Aided Design

      For accurate and optimum component design...
    • Parafix guillotining capabilities

      Guillotining

      For laminating and sheeting to custom sizes...
    • Adhesive tape laminating at Parafix

      Laminating

      Laminate materials fully or in selective areas, for a bespoke material construction...
    • Parafix adhesive component prototyping

      Prototyping

      To test and demonstrate products in the early stages of design...
    • Parafix R&D for engineered adhesive solutions

      R&D

      Assistance in developing the most effective part in form, function and presentation...
    • Parafix offer rapid and tool free prototyping on their X/Y axis plotter

      X/Y axis plotter

      For producing prototypes and small batch runs...
  • Learn more about medical grade foams

    To learn more about our medical grade foams and their uses, browse through our range of interesting and relevant videos, news and other media.

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      At Parafix we have continued to see steady growth in demand from one of…
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      Due to the continued growth of our Healthcare market, Parafix are pleased…
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      Compare the constructions of Vancive’s range of medical products, by…
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      Tapes, fasteners and films to improve the design and production of…
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      3M medical OEM product guide

      3M’s range of medical grade double sided tapes, transfer tapes, single…
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