Basotech Foam Pads

Melamine Basotect Polyurethane Foam Pads

Basotech Foam Pads

Basotech Foam Pads - Versatile Melamine Polyurethane Materials

Discover the exceptional qualities of Basotech Foam Pads, crafted from premium melamine polyurethane materials, exclusively offered by Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd. Our foam pads are designed to meet diverse industrial and commercial needs, ensuring reliable performance and exceptional functionality.

Material and Manufacturing Process:
Basotech Foam Pads are manufactured from top-grade melamine polyurethane materials. These materials are known for their outstanding properties, including high resilience, excellent fire resistance, and superior sound absorption. The foam is produced in large jumbo blocks (buns) measuring 2500mm long x 1250mm wide x 500mm thick. With our state-of-the-art equipment, we expertly cut, saw, and split the buns into sheets, enabling us to create a wide range of pad sizes to suit your specific requirements.

Customization Options:
At Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd, we prioritize customization to match your unique needs. Our on-site conversion capabilities allow us to produce Basotech Foam Pads with varying thicknesses, starting from as little as 1.5mm. Moreover, we can laminate layers to create non-standard thicknesses, providing you with unparalleled flexibility in design.

Composite Material Creation:
In addition to our standard offerings, we excel at crafting composite materials. By combining different materials, we can develop foam pads with enhanced properties and performance, making them perfect for specialized applications.


What are Melamine Basotect Polyurethane Foam Pads?

Melamine or "Basotect" foams are a low density, open cell PU foam, formulated using melamine resin (a duroplastic synthetic material), creating a lightweight, flexible and very soft material, available in a choice of colours ranging from very dark grey, to white each suited to different applications and to be aesthetically pleasing. Using in-house machinery we can produce melamine basotect polyurethane foam pads as squares or rectangles with the option of radius corners, and also as circular or oval shaped pads or ‘discs’, in a range of thicknesses.

Manufacturing basotect polyurethane foam pads in-house even means we can supply them in a plain or self-adhesive backed finish and even laminate multiple types of material together to create bespoke and unique variations. Melamine basotect polyurethane foam pads were previously recognised as the material used as the ‘magic sponge’, which was known to clean and remove stains without the need for detergents thanks to its porous cell structure and abrasive nature.

However, traditionally they are more likely to be found used within HVAC, ductwork and soundproofing applications.

Applications and Versatility:
Basotech Foam Pads find applications across diverse industries, ranging from automotive and aerospace to construction and electronics. Due to their exceptional fire resistance and acoustic properties, they are ideal for soundproofing, insulation, and fire protection applications. Additionally, their soft and flexible nature makes them well-suited for cushioning and padding purposes in various products.

High-Quality Manufacturing:
Our commitment to delivering premium quality products is upheld by our advanced presses, bandsaws, and CNC machines. These cutting-edge tools ensure precision and consistency in every foam pad we produce, from one-off samples to large batch runs.

Supply Options:
We cater to all order sizes and quantities. Depending on your specific requirements, we offer foam pads as loosely cut parts or kiss-cut on rolls. This versatile supply approach accommodates high-quantity needs and facilitates smooth integration into fast-paced assembly lines.

Experience Unmatched Performance:
Choose Basotech Foam Pads from Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd and witness the unparalleled performance and versatility of our products. Whether you need standard-sized sheets or fully customized foam pads, our team of experts is ready to assist you in finding the perfect solution for your project. Contact us today to discuss your requirements or request a sample, and let us enhance your applications with the exceptional properties of Basotech Foam Pads.

Why use Melamine Basotect Polyurethane Foam Pads?

Polyurethane foams vary greatly between types in appearance and the properties they offer, for example reticulated foams have a very open cell structure for air and water filtration applications, whereas polyester foams have a tighter cell structure which will allow air flow but will filter out dust particles.

Alongside these, there are a number of reasons why basotect polyurethane foam pads are chosen for use in many applications and industries. Its abrasive nature makes it excellent for cleaning surfaces such as glass, tiles and ceramic hobs and it can be used in high-temperature applications reaching up to 240°C and is naturally flame resistant even without additional additives.

Melamine foam pads can be found used within many industries including building & construction in the form of acoustic and thermal insulation panelling in studios and theatres or used with machinery and marine equipment for noise and vibration absorption.

As well as insulation application it is also widely used within the HVAC industry to create air conditioning or ventilation components which can be precisely cut for a perfect fit even on curved surfaces.

Benefits Of Using Melamine Basotect PU Foam

  • Open cell structure allowing for water absorption
  • basotect polyurethane foam pads contains abrasive properties
  • Flame resistance
  • Melamine basotect polyurethane foam pads have high sound and thermal insulation properties
  • Lightweight
  • Heat endurance


The Advantages of Using Melamine Basotect Foam Pads

Melamine basotect polyurethane foam pads have a number of advantages, many of which are listed within the benefits section, they are highly durable and can be used in a broad spectrum of applications and industries, including cleaning pads, thermal insulation, sound absorption and insulation and filtration components within the HVAC industry.

This foam is very lightweight which makes it ideal for cutting basotect polyurethane foam pads which can be fitted to walls and ceilings within buildings and also as interiors on trains and aircraft. It is suitable for very high-temperature applications - remaining stable even at 240⁰C and is naturally flame retardant without the need for further additives during the compounding process.

Melamine basotect polyurethane foam pads is manufactured as standard in a block size of 2500mm long x 1250mm wide x 500mm thick, which can be split down and cut, sawn or pressed into polyurethane foam pads of any size in thicknesses from as little as 1.5mm, all supplied in a plain or self-adhesive option - available in several shades of grey and white to be physically more attractive when placed in position.

Other Grades of Open Cell PU Foams Available:

Polyester - This material has an open cell structure suited for use as filtration media for sound - ideal for speaker panels.

Polyether is made up of large open cells which allow for airflow without retaining moisture, making it perfect for use as filtration foams, aquarium foams and marine equipment.

Class O Acoustic is found used in many acoustic and thermal insulation applications within building and construction industries. It can also be used in heating and ventilation applications where a fire rated material is essential.

Reticulated Foam - Recognised by its fully open cellular structure and appearance, which is ideal for air and liquid filtration, even when used with mild acids and alkalis, fuel, organic chemicals, oils, lubricants and detergents. Available in 10ppi 20ppi 30ppi 45ppi 60ppi 80ppi (pores per inch).

Product Enquiry

For information on Basotech Foam Pads please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.

    Key Characteristics of Melamine Basotect Pads

    • Colour: various shades grey, white
    • Cell Structure: open - microcellular
    • Temperature Resistance: 240 ˚C
    • Density: 9.5 kg/m3
    • Fire resistant: UL94 : 94 V-0 and 94 HF-1, Class O
    • Resistances: all organic solvents, acids and alkalis must be tested as resistance varies depending on exposure and concentration

    Full technical data for our melamine basotect polyurethane foam pads can be supplied upon request, or downloaded from our online portal.

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