Craft Foam Supplier

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  1. GeneralMayhem

    GeneralMayhem Sr Member

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    I'm looking for a supplier for craft foam in large sheets, like the "Extra Firm" "Super Thick" 6mm FOAMIES, but in large sheets. I believe it's polyurethane foam. Firm, yet flexible enough to go around curves. Darice only sells small pieces of the thicker firmer stuff, and I need large sheets for prototyping work. I'd prefer a web supplier that has stock sizes I can purchase. I don't want to have to get a "quote" every time I need a few sheets. Anyone know a good, reasonably priced source?


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  2. rigormortis

    rigormortis Well-Known Member

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    Home Depot sells large sheets for $10-15, but colors may be an issue.
     
  3. GeneralMayhem

    GeneralMayhem Sr Member

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    You mean insulation foam? I think you're talking about foam polystyrene, which isn't flexible.
     
  4. TK648

    TK648 Sr Member

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    This may be what you are looking for

    EVA Foam

    I too am looking for large sheets of this foam
    found this on a search, but have not had time to call them

    EVA-FOAM.

    EVA stands for Ethylene Vinyle Acetate. We have a number of standard colors but can also make most Pantone colors.

    Standard colors: Black, White, red, yellow, orange, light green, light blue, purple, fuchia, light brown.
    And they have EVA foam in all thickness

    I checked again and they are not in the United States


    here is a pic from their site
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  5. GeneralMayhem

    GeneralMayhem Sr Member

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  7. armourerdoug

    armourerdoug New Member

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    Guys,
    you want plastazote foam, it is an ether based closed cell foam available in many colours etherzote is good too but blunts knife blades even quicker, I make LARP wepons and armour from it. do a google search for it, its made mainly in Italy I believe and is easy to find here in the UK, glue it with a light coat of contact adhesive (evostik or thixofix) on both surfaces ,can be carvrd and sanded and engraved with a dremel or even a soldering iron. do that outside though as it stinks..

    Doug
     
  8. armourerdoug

    armourerdoug New Member

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    this is a LARP sword made using polyeurethane foam moulded grip and plastazote blade

    Doug
     
  9. GeneralMayhem

    GeneralMayhem Sr Member

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    Plastazote looks interesting, but couldn't seem to find a reasonably priced supplier. But I think the EVA foam is closer to what I'm looking for. Anyone find a supplier for less than $27.50 a 1/4" X 40" X 80" sheet?
     
  10. Jayn

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    the stuff is expensive. I'm working on Airex clone armor myself.
    Bob's foam out of SF/Cali.. I'll dig up some links for you & post later..

    Jayn
     

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