open-cell foam

open-cell foam

[′ō·pən ‚sel ′fōm]
(materials)
Foamed material, natural or synthetic, rigid or flexible, organic or metallic, in which there is interconnection between the cells.

open-cell foam

A cellular plastic in which there is a predominance of interconnected cells.
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On the basis of the type of products, crash pads are segmented into: semi-firm polyfoam, urethane cell foam, high quality firm foam, vinyl foam, closed-cell foam, open-cell foam, memory foam and others.
An open-cell foam is placed in a chamber with inlets and outlets for air.
Having set the properties of the foam sample, the authors [7] applied a genetic algorithm in order to address the design of catalytic devices equipped by metallic open-cell foam: the input parameters of the optimization process were the intrinsic characteristics of the foam and the external geometric dimensions of the catalytic support.
Trilantic North America, a private equity firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to invest, in partnership with management, in OrthoLite, a global manufacturer of branded open-cell foam insoles and other footwear components supplied to over 250 footwear brands, the company said.
Building on decades of market leadership in aerospace and defense markets with its flagship SOLIMIDE[R] polyimide open-cell foam, Boyd has developed new processes to optimize its inherent mechanical and thermal properties for compact and harsh environments.
The company also has unveiled a line of mattresses made with Serene foam from Carpenter Co., which is an open-cell foam with the resilience and feel of latex.
Ortholite quality footbeds utilize a foam material crafted from an open-cell polyurethane layer which has been proven to retain 95 percent of its cushioning after the first year, Ortholite's open-cell foam is also lightweight and breathable, allowing air to pass through the shoe and excess heat and moisture to escape for cool comfort.
Figure 4(b) shows that the data for plateau stress of those Al-foams shift essentially below (2) while the data for yield stress lie either well below or at least along the line representing open-cell foam. Compressive behavior of hydride kinds of Al-foams (F7, F9), which were processed with alloys such Al-1Mg-0.6Si and Al-5Mg and admixture of Ca, is very similar to that of Al-foams (F3, F5) based on Al-7Si alloy, which were processed either with Ti[H.sub.2] or CaC[O.sub.3] and performed with Ca additive.
However, soft, open-cell foam, which cushions against impact, is more suitable for lighter weight, fragile equipment like cameras or computers.
Efficiency: Open-cell foam insulation, radiant floor heat, tankless water heater, ductless high efficiency AC, superior wall foundation, low flow plumbing fixtures