PopFoam and One World Futbol: A Perfect Match

You’ve Come to the Right Place If... ...You are looking for a material that, when appropriately understood and utilized, can be the durable foundation of your product, design, and business.

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  • October 03, 2018
  • | by Tim Jahnigen

The Surprising Use Cases of Foam Material

When designers and engineers want to add soft surfaces to their design concepts, they’re generally left with a few basic foam options to consider: hand-cut foam shaped from block samples or foam contrived from two-part chemistries.

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  • September 25, 2018
  • | by Randy Millwood

The Areas of Your Product That Do — And Don’t — Work for Foam

Think about the soft seats on the playground equipment your kids use, the rowing shoes you wear to work out, and even the spa pillow that supports your neck during relaxing baths. In all these cases, you — the end user — have a relationship with the product.

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  • August 06, 2018
  • | by Admin

Why You Need a Supplier You Can Truly Trust

There may be myriad ways to test a material’s quality, but that doesn't mean they're always readily available to designers. As we work on the business of inventing the next new thing, it's tempting to lean heavily on our material suppliers and manufacturers to take..

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  • July 17, 2018
  • | by Victor Lazzaro

We're at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2018!

PopFoam is excited to announce we'll be showing at The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market — the largest trade show in the outdoor industry in North America — for the third year in a row. Attendees from all over the world gather at the Summer Market to show products,..

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  • July 10, 2018
  • | by Admin

Why the Immediate Savings of a Low-Quality Material Won't Pay Off

In the early days of my career, critics often challenged the need for designers, assuming we added little or no value to the production process. I'd often hear things like, “Prove to me that the money I spend on design will result in more profits.” Today, that..

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  • June 28, 2018
  • | by Victor Lazzaro

Exploring the Endless Opportunities PopFoam Affords Designers

As a designer, I dream of creating products so distinctive and appealing that they visually "pop" against the competition. Such product designs solve real-world problems and achieve widespread success. And it's not just about the look — it's about the feel and the..
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  • May 13, 2018
  • | by Victor Lazzaro

A Match Made in Heaven: How Foam Can Complement Other Materials in Your Design

Most designers are fully aware of the important role that material plays in their design, but many overlook the need for — or the potential of — using multiple materials when a design is particularly complex. Bringing in another material can complement a design’s..

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  • April 12, 2018
  • | by Victor Lazzaro

How Foam Can Help Designers Create Innovative Products

Oftentimes, finding the right material for your new innovative product can feel like half the battle. It’s difficult to know ahead of time how a specific material will perform in certain applications, especially if you’ve never worked with it before. To make things..

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  • March 01, 2018
  • | by Victor Lazzaro

Expanding Your Thinking About Designing with Foam

First and foremost, designers think of foam as a functional material. It’s used to fill upholstery, insulate roofs, and package products. But it’s a mistake to think of foam only from this functional perspective.

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  • February 21, 2018
  • | by Troy Lewis
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