Reticulated Foam

Reticulated Foam

0643118_450_sc_d963.jpgA while back I was frantically trying to find reticulated foam (Scott Foam) here in Canada. I had gone to various foam stores and they all laughed stating it is next to impossible to get. I had a small sample of the foam with me to show anyone that could help me. I finally gave up my search and forgot about the whole quest. Well, today I went to work, a co-worker came in later that day stating he wanted to go to Canadian Tire for lunch (it’s a Canadian thing) We soon found ourselves walking down the tool lanes of Canadian Tire, looking at various manly trinkets 🙂 Ironically, I found the sample of foam in the pocket of my shorts. I went to throw it out when my friend said “What are you doing with a piece of humidifier pad?” I soon found myself racing towards the filter section of the store. My friend directed me to a shelf packed with reticulated foam! They had black foam at 30ppi, and yellow at (what looks like) 25ppi (pour per inch). Here is the link below for the product line:

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3 Comments

  • Lar May 26, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    Hahahaha!! What a terrific discovery 🙂 and a great source for us Canadians. I may attempt another puppet yet.

    Thanks for the tip!

  • Wade Sacca June 11, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    I am a Sales account rep for a company that produces reticulated foam. I would caution anyone about using just any old thing they find on the shelves. I am sure that many of you have had an issue with your final product falling apart after awhile or losing the structural integrity of the foam. The issue is that you are using a Polyester based foam instead of polyether. A polyester foam when exposed to high humidity or ‘wet’ environments will break down much faster than a Polyether based foam. Although we supply very little reticulated foam to Canada we supply quite a bit to small fabricators in the north and north east USA. Feel free to contact me at Wade_Sacca@WFPFoam. com if you have any questions.

  • Rohit December 26, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Dear Sir

    we are looking for wedge shape reticulated foam for water duty
    that will remain in water stream 24/7.
    we noted your concern regarding polyester based foam that generally
    deteriorate in quality and strength.

    we need strong, durable reticulate for of wedge shape units as per
    the following :

    2 1/2″ thick, 4″ high x 36″ long ( wedge shape )
    ( thickness will reduced gradually to zero )
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    cuutting one unit digonally will produced two wedge shape units.

    Pl send us your contact name, number etc….

    Regards

    Rohit Desai
    cell : 647-889-4055
    tel : 416-321-5117
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