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 even more difficult, most designers are working within constraints created by a […] Read more >>
  • March 01, 2018
  • | by Victor Lazzaro
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. These products, like upholstery or packaging, all utilize open-cell foam — a material sought after because of its disposable nature. Designers […] Read more >>
  • February 22, 2018
  • | by Troy Lewis
      Interested in launching your first proof of concept? Check out the article below on how Popfoam is mentioned as a game changer in product development through our injection molded EVA Foam featured on Forbes.com. While the figures on new product failures vary, there’s one thread that connects them: The majority of new […] Read more >>
  • February 10, 2018
  • | by admin
  A great product represents a successful collaboration between a designer and a manufacturer. Both sides add something important, but it’s their joint efforts and shared investment that ultimately lead to a great product.   The manufacturer wears many hats, but one of the most important is educating designers about the performance and characteristics of key product […] Read more >>
  • February 06, 2018
  • | by Steve Cartier
When we discuss PopFoam with new clients, we like to sit down and get a feel for their expectations — starting with performance and durability requirements. Oftentimes, we’re compared to other foam molding processes, including molded polyurethanes. Most molded PU designs are flexible polyurethane or reaction injection molded (RIM) polyurethane. Each has its benefits, to […] Read more >>
  • January 21, 2018
  • | by randy millwood
Inventions are not the products of “Eureka!” moments. In almost every instance, they develop through a slow and systematic process. It starts with prescreening. A great idea isn’t necessarily a great product, and there is no reason to move forward with a design that the market doesn’t want. Understanding the market conditions, production costs, and […] Read more >>
  • January 15, 2018
  • | by Victor Lazzaro
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