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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With regard to an open-cell foam, the pore size determines the average dimension of the pore.
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.
Building on decades of market leadership in aerospace and defense markets with its flagship SOLIMIDE polyimide open-cell foam, Boyd has developed new processes to optimize its inherent mechanical and thermal properties for compact and harsh environments.
Shojaei-Zadeh and Fechtmann fabricated microporous, open-cell foam of a hierarchical structure from a mixture of a foamable liquid polymer such as silicone rubber, a curing agent, a blowing agent and a filler.
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.
However, soft, open-cell foam, which cushions against impact, is more suitable for lighter weight, fragile equipment like cameras or computers.
Because of its open-cell foam structure, it is light (9 g/l), sound-absorbing, flexible even at low temperatures and thermally insulating.
Open-cell foam restricts air movement, but it doesn't prevent vapor diffusion.
Efficiency: Open-cell foam insulation, radiant floor heat, tankless water heater, ductless high efficiency AC, superior wall foundation, low flow plumbing fixtures
One open-cell foam manufacturer's product requires an application of 5.