Foams, Sponges & Rubber

When choosing the right elastomeric materials for cushioning, sealing and gasketing, there are a number of factors to consider. Compression strength, chemistries and environmental conditions are just a few. That’s why it takes a special combination of analysis, problem-solving and old-fashioned, real-world experience to identify the best material for a custom project.

Tap the experts at ABLE. Our preferred partnerships with Saint-Gobain and Rogers Corporation equip us to help you find the best selection that achieves the balance between performance and value.

BISCO Silicone

BISCO Silicone is valued for proven abilities to resist high temperatures, UV exposures and ozone. With an excellent compression set and creep resistance, it’s a durable choice to stand up to tough conditions. BISCO Silicone is used in cushioning, flame barrier, gasketing and sealing, sound-proofing, LCD gaskets and more.

Product categories of BISCO Silicone:

  • Cellular Silicone Foams
  • Specialty Cellular Foams
  • Sponge Silicones
  • Solid Silicones

PORON® Medical Polyurethanes

This microcellular material offers soft-cushioning support that makes it ideal for medical applications. The PORON® line of medical polyurethanes has a low-compression set and resists microbial growth, making these ideal for orthopedic and prosthetic applications.

Common bonding films for custom converters

  • Dermabank dermal materials
  • PORON®Medical Firm Foam
  • PORON®Medical Slow Rise Foam
  • PORON®Medical Soft Foam

COHRlastic Silicone Rubber

COHRlastic is Saint-Gobain’s line of high-performance silicones. It endures sustained exposures to high heat (up 500 degrees Fahrenheit). Its excellent thermal stability and compression set, resistance to water and solvents, and long service life are just some of the ways in which COHRlastic outperforms just about any other elastomeric material.

COHRlastic Silicone Products

  • Silicone solid rubber
  • Reinforced solid rubber
  • Silicone sponge rubber
  • Strip-N-Stick Silicone Tape
  • F-12 Silicone Foam
  • Thermally and electrically conductive products
  • Silicone-coated fabrics

Norseal® Silicone Foam

Saint-Gobain’s Norseal® Silicone Foam has a wide range of applications. It stands up to pressure, moisture, UV rays and high heat. These properties make it an effective material in sealing applications, especially outdoor lighting, medical equipment and electronic assembly. It also offers cushioning and support.

Norseal® Silicone Foam products

  • Norseal® F-12 Silicone: modified low-density cell
  • Norseal® F-20 Silicone: medium-density closed cell-foam rubber

Norseal® Silicone Sponge

Norseal® Silicone Sponge Foam can provide gasket and sealing that resists moisture, solvents and weather. Like the silicone foam, it can be used to provide flame-resistant cushioning in seats and carpeting. The closed cell structure offers an especially tight seal against dust, moisture and weather, making it well-suited for outdoor applications.

Norseal® Sponge rubber products

  • Norseal® R10400 Sponge Rubber: New flame retardant UL 94 V-0; medium grade
  • Norseal® R10460 Sponge Rubber: Low compression set; flame retardant UL 94 HB; medium grade
  • Norseal® R10470 Sponge Rubber: General purpose; medium and firm grades
  • Norseal® R10480 Sponge Rubber: Low compression set; soft and medium grades

Norseal® Sealing Foam Gasketing Tapes

This PVC foam gasketing material offers sealing and cushioning with its combined use as tape and gasket. It has excellent compressibility, while providing a protective seal to keep out air, vapor, moisture, water and dirt. Easy to apply, it can be custom cut and used as a no-mess alternative to caulks and other sealants.

Norseal® Gasketing foams

  • Closed-Cell, Compressible PVC Foams
  • Microcellular Polyurethane Foams
  • Silicone Foams
  • AGP Foam
  • FS1000 Gasketing Foam Tape
  • PVC Foam Extrusions
  • Cushioning Foam Solutions for EV

Let us help you make a final selection on your elastomeric materials