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.

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  • 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! Browse all case studies to learn more about custom die-cut components and our tape converting capabilities.


  • 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.


    • Die-cutting
      Die-cutting
      We use a range of die-cutting equipment to create your bespoke adhesive components...
    • Slitting
      Slitting
      The cutting of large rolls of material to non-standard widths and lengths...
    • Laser cutting
      Laser cutting
      For cutting small, complicated geometries or features...
    • Guillotining
      Guillotining
      For laminating and sheeting to custom sizes...
    • Laminating
      Laminating
      Laminate materials fully or in selective areas, for a bespoke material construction...
    • Bespoke presentations
      Bespoke presentations
      For an efficient design that aids quick and accurate assembly...
    • X/Y axis plotter
      X/Y axis plotter
      For producing prototypes and small batch runs...
    • Rapid prototyping
      Rapid prototyping
      To test and demonstrate products in the early stages of design...
    • Clean room manufacturing
      Clean room manufacturing
      For a controlled manufacturing environment...
    • Automation solutions
      Automation solutions
      Reduce costs and enhance quality with automated pick and place equipment...
    • R&D
      R&D
      Assistance in developing the most effective part in form, function and presentation...
    • Computer Aided Design
      Computer Aided Design
      For accurate and optimum component design...
    • Contract converting
      Contract converting
      We can customise your material into bespoke shapes and combine it with complimentary products...
    • Part tolerances
      Part tolerances
      View our part tolerance standard values and talk to us about your requirements
  • 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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    • Five tips for designing converted components
      Five tips for designing converted components

      We’ve put together some useful tips for ensuring your adhesive components are optimally designed:Tip 1 – Avoid square corners or sharp angle corners most tooling suppliers either form flat…

    • IVD test strips
      IVD test strips

      There are many challenges when designing new IVD (In Vitro Diagnostic) devices using pressure sensitive adhesives. Adhesive flowing into the channel can cause changes to the channel geometry and…

    • Parafix FDA registration
      Parafix FDA registration

      Due to the continued growth of our Healthcare market, Parafix are pleased to announce that we are now FDA Registered.FDA stands for the Food and Drug Administration and is an agency within the U.S.…

    • Parafix invest in healthcare market
      Parafix invest in healthcare market

      At Parafix we have continued to see steady growth in demand from one of our key markets – healthcare. As a result, we have continually invested in our capabilities and employee numbers to ensure we…

    • 3M medical market solutions
      3M medical market solutions

      Tapes, fasteners and films to improve the design and production of durable and disposable devices.

    • 3M medical OEM product guide
      3M medical OEM product guide

      3M's range of medical grade double sided tapes, transfer tapes, single coated plastic and foam tapes, non-woven and woven medical tapes, diagnostic tapes and films and speciality medical components. 

    • Correct storage of Poron cellular urethane materials
      Correct storage of Poron cellular urethane materials

      Advice from Rogers on the correct storage of Poron cellular urethane materials.

    • Automated assembly capabilities
      Automated assembly capabilities

      View a range of automated assembly solutions using AccuPlace automated equipment.  

      Learn more about AccuPlace solutions here

    • Medical tape converting capabilities
      Medical tape converting capabilities

      Learn about our medical tape converting activities for supplying the healthcare market.

      Browse medical grade materials here and learn more about...