Foam Engineering

Market leaders in designing and manufacturing protective foam with over 20 years experience. Our facilities can cut various grades of foam to accommodate the most complex of product shapes.

Foam Engineering

At Parotec our extensive array of Foam Engineering facilities always ensures the highest quality service.

CNC Routing

Our modern CNC routing machinery cut various grades of foam. Capable of cutting the most complex of product shapes, the CNC machinery can deliver precision and repeatability, as well as speed of production and cost effectiveness. A variety of foam types are used depending on the size and weight of the items it will contain. Utilising the latest CNC technology, our large machines enable us to route multiple units. Also, due to the elimination of tooling costs, the process can create one-off routed foam inserts as effectively.

Die Cutting

For larger volume orders, the process of Die Cutting allows foam to be cut quickly and efficiently by removing or shearing material. Each design would require a new tool to be used.

Water Jet

Water jet cutting can be used to cut a variety of materials by use of extremely high pressure water jets. Depending on the material needing to be cut or accuracy needed in the cutting process, Parotec are able to offer this as a service to our customers

Foam Design System

The Parotec Foam Design System (FDS) uses cutting edge technology to allow foam inserts to be designed and configured using an online graphical editor. By using this technology Parotec are able to supply our customers with images of how their finished foam will look along with an accurate quote. Once this design has been created it is permanently saved which allows further orders or edits to be quickly completed.

Find out more about Parotec FDS.

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Design and Quotation

Our design team will produce a layout and quote for you to approve.



Upon approval we can then begin the manufacturing process. Upon completion your order can be shipped to where you require.

Foam Types

Expanded Polyethylene

Expanded Polyethylene is a lightweight, closed cell foam most commonly used in packaging, for impact and shock absorption, vibration dampening, and surface protection. It is easily shaped, formed and cut to size. EPE is dust-free, and non abrasive. 

Key Features:
High buoyancy
Excellent heat insulator
Durable and high resilience
Shock absorbing
Mildew, bacteria and rot resistance
Resistance to wear and tear

Expanded Polyurethane

Expanded Polyurethane is a softer, open-cell type of foam that is made in varying degrees of firmness. Because the cells are open and not cross-linked, air can flow throughout the foam just like water can flow throughout a sponge. Expanded Polyurethane can provide more cost-effective, form-fitting cushioning that uniquely and securely protects items that need to stay safely in place during transit.

Key Features:
Shock absorbency
Dampens vibrations
Lightweight for buoyancy uses
Cushioned support
Tear resistance

We always have a wide range of foam types and colours available to us off the shelf, we can also source specialised types of foam if required, giving you a huge choice. 

Most applications will require Expanded Polyethylene foam, which is available to us in a wide range of vivid, attractive colours, in addition to Black. We stock a large number of different colour foams as standard, however we can obtain more special colours upon request. Please contact us to find out more.

Standard Foam Colours

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