When you need cushioning, you choose foam. The compressible yet resilient bubbles trapped in elastic material absorb shocks and vibration, giving it thousands of uses from packaging to upholstery. Foam comes in a wide range of materials and ranges from firm and heavy to soft and light. There's a foam to suit every application, but it does have limitations: it can be difficult to fit or install, and it may not have the desired final appearance or surface properties.
The way around these problems is to specify a pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) lamination for your foam fabrication.
Overview of PSA foam lamination:
"Lamination" refers to adding one or more layers to a sheet or roll of foam. There are two reasons you might do this:
- To create a composite of two or more materials, combining the properties of foam with a second material.
- To make it easier to attach foam to a surface or to other foam pieces.