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Foam and rubber materials

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  • Our foam and rubber materials

    We supply a broad range of foam and rubber materials for design solutions including gasketing, sealing, vibration and sound dampening and energy absorption. Products are available with or without an adhesive coating; both of which can be laminated with an adhesive suited to your specific application needs. 

    We source from World leading manufacturers, ensuring the suitability of our product range for general industrial applications and those requiring high performance features such as in communications, automotive and electronic devices.


    • Parafix polyurethane foams

      Polyurethane foam

      Low density foams, available in a range of colours, thicknesses, densities and firmness options...
    • Custom urethane rubber materials from Parafix

      Urethane rubber

      Strong and durable with excellent impact and abrasion resistance...
    • Parafix neoprene foam materials

      Neoprene foam

      For superior sealing against ingress of liquids, including oils and chemicals...
    • Parafix polyethylene foam materials

      Polyethylene foam

      A lightweight, yet strong foam material…
    • Polyester foam materials from Parafix

      Polyester foam

      An open cell foam with good mechanical strength and compressibility...
    • Parafix silicone foam materials

      Silicone foam

      Extremely resilient material that can perform in high pressure and temperature applications...
    • Parafix silicone rubber materials

      Silicone rubber

      A highly resilient material, with a long service life, due to its ability to perform in a range of extreme environments...
    • Parafix double sided PVC foam tape

      PVC foam

      Very low moisture absorption and excellent resistance to environmental extremes...
    • Parafix bumpon materials

      Bumpon products

      Cushioning, dampening and non-slip products that won't scratch or mark surfaces...
    • medical foam

      Medical grade foam

      For gasketing and sealing in medical devices, patient cushioning and fluid management in wound dressings...
    • Electrically conductive elastomers from Parafix

      Conductive elastomers

      Ideal for use in applications that require environmental sealing as well as EMI shielding...
    • Parafix VHB foam tapes

      VHB acrylic foam tapes

      Offers extraordinary strength for a bond you can trust...
  • Search foam and rubber materials

    Browse through our full range of foam and rubber materials 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.

  • Foam and rubber in action

    Read through our case studies to find relevant, real-life examples of the powerful problem solving capabilities of our foam and rubber materials! Browse all case studies to learn more about custom die-cut components and our tape converting capabilities.

    Airbag gasket

    Parafix gas cartridge gasket case study
    One of the largest Tier1 automotive suppliers required a gas cartridge gasket for the assembly of airbag inflators...
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    Protection LCD gasket for extreme environments

    Poron LCD gasket die-cut
    Our customer, a manufacturer of military communications equipment, required an LCD gasket to seal and protect the display of a handheld communications device.The LCD gasket had to perform in extreme…
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    Seal and vent marine audio device

    Parafix sealing and venting case study
    Development of membrane seal to prevent salt water ingress and allow air and sound to pass...
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    Bumper attachment

    Parafix attaching car bumper application case study
    Attachment of the rear bumper on a high performance sports car...
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    Bond and seal ruggedised PC components

    Parafix ruggedised electronics case study
    Development of a bonding and sealing solution for an LCD screen and keypad...
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    Replacing o-ring in antenna casing

    Replace o-ring with adhesive tape die-cut case study
    Joining and sealing solution for antenna casing in external environment...
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  • Customising your material

    Utilising the latest converting technologies, we can customise your foam and rubber material to create non-standard roll widths and lengths, or convenient and easy to handle components. Customising your material 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.

    • Part tolerances

      Part tolerances

      View our part tolerance standard values and talk to us about your requirements
    • Automated application of die-cut tape

      Automation solutions

      Reduce costs and enhance quality with automated pick and place equipment...
    • Adhesive tape slitter


      The cutting of large rolls of material to non-standard widths and lengths...
    • Die cut tape - Parafix


      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...
    • Bespoke die-cut tape presentations

      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...
    • Parafix CAD capability

      Computer Aided Design

      For accurate and optimum component design...
    • Tape guillotining


      For laminating and sheeting to custom sizes...
    • Parafix adhesive tape laminating


      Laminate materials fully or in selective areas, for a bespoke material construction...
    • Rapid prototyping services

      Rapid prototyping

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


      Assistance in developing the most effective part in form, function and presentation...
    • XY plotter for adhesive tape components

      X/Y axis plotter

      For producing prototypes and small batch runs...
  • Learn more about foam and rubber materials

    To learn more about our foam and rubber materials and their uses, browse through our range of interesting and relevant videos, news and other media.

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    • Automated assembly

      Automated assembly

      View a range of automated assembly solutions using AccuPlace automated…
    • Foam and rubber products

      Foam and rubber materials

      Learn more about our foam and rubber products...
    • Choose the right product for your water tight seal design

      8 considerations for your water tight seal design

      Reliable sealing plays a crucial role in the performance and life span of…
    • Rogers Poron foam used in dance floors

      Poron® foam dance floor application

      The answer is reduced risk of injury and the confidence and ability to…
    • Light weighting electronic devices

      Six challenges of lightweighting

      The trend for smaller and lightweight products is driven by benefits such…
    • Ensuring optimum component design

      Five tips for designing converted components

      We’ve put together some useful tips for ensuring your adhesive components…
    • Parafix frequently asked questions

      How do I choose the right product?

      To find a tape with the right characteristics for your exact needs, there…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      Rogers understanding vibration isolation efficiency curves

      Advice from Rogers on understanding vibration isolation efficiency curves,…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      Rogers understanding load versus natural frequency curves

      Advice from Rogers on understanding the load versus natural frequency…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      Correct storage of Poron cellular urethane materials

      Advice from Rogers on the correct storage of Poron cellular urethane…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      Scapa single sided foam tape comparisons

      The Scapa single sided foam range provides solutions to practically every…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      3M single sided tapes range

      Detailed information on 3M’s single sided tapes for applications such as…
    • Download a range of product and industry documents

      Scapa double sided foam products

      The Scapa double sided foam range provides solutions to practically every…
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