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TRIDENT FOAMS LIMITED

BKB House

Goyt Valley Industrial Estate

Off Station Road

Furness Vale

High Peak

SK23 7SN

United Kingdom

 

Tel: +44(0)1663 740120

Fax: +44(0)1663 740121

Email: sales@tridentfoams.co.uk

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Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

Which foams are flame retardant?

 

Tricast 2T, Airex T90 and R82.

 

What is the density of the foam?

 

Please refer to our products section where the density will be in the product description or on the SDS sheet which can be downloaded.

 

Are your foams closed cell?

 

All of our foams are closed cell with the exception of the wet and dry floral foam.

 

Which is the best foam for thermoforming?

 

Airex T90, T92, C51.60 and R63.

 

Which foams are available in thin sheets around 2-3mm?

 

Airex R63, C70, C71.

 

Which foam is best to machine, cut and carve?

 

The Tricast range.

 

Which foam will hold a screw?

 

Tancast 20, MHD 400 and 600, T92 320.

 

Which foam is the most impact resistant?

 

The most impact resistant is Airex R63, T90, T92 in order of greatest first.

 

Which material provides the best surface finish?

 

MHD range.

 

Which material is best to print on?

 

Airex C51, C70 and R63.

 

Which material is the most cost effective as a general core material?

 

The Tricast or T92 range.

 

Which foam is best for higher processing temperatures?

 

Airex C71, T90, T92, R82.

 

Can Tripor be sprayed?

 

Tripor systems are not suitable for spraying. Tripor foams up more slowly than a ‘spray system’ therefore if there is opportunity to flow it will do so. For example if Tripor is sprayed onto a vertical surface it will flow downwards before foaming up. A ‘spray system’ will react very quickly so that if sprayed onto a vertical surface it foams up before having chance to flow downwards. However, some of the Tripor systems can be dispensed and processed using spray type equipment providing that the viscosity is compatible with the equipment. Please contact us for further information.

 

What is the shelf life of Tripor?

 

Tripor has a four month shelf life. We supply Tripor with a ‘use by’ date on the Component A label as a guide. The ‘use by’ date also applies to Component B received at the same time.

 

When is Tripor fully reacted and stable?

 

This is dependent on many factors such as how well it has been mixed, ambient temperature, temperature and thickness of the mould if applicable, the density and more. Please contact us to discuss your specific application further.

 

What is the lead time?

 

All Trident in house manufactured materials are manufactured to order therefore lead times can vary dependent on how busy we are and the volume required. As a guide we aim to turnaround Tripor orders within 7-10 working days and sheet foam orders within 10 to 14 working days. Please contact us for up to date lead times.

 

A wide variety of the Airex and Balsa lines are stocked. Any non-stock lines may be possible to order with a lead time of approximately 2-4 weeks. Please contact us for further details.

 

How long does delivery take?

 

For delivery to the UK most of our palletised orders take 2-3 working days from dispatch. Generally we can offer next day delivery but there is an additional fee for this. Non palletised orders are dispatched via overnight courier. Currently we dispatch Monday to Thursday only. We also deliver outside of the UK please contact us for further details.

 

Do I have to be trade to buy from you?

 

We sell directly to trade and the public apart from the Floral Foam product range which is trade only.

 

What payment methods do you accept?

 

We provide credit accounts on receipt of a completed credit application form. References are required as well as approval from our credit insurers. We also accept cheque/BACS/debit and credit card payments. Credit card payments have an additional small % charge. Pro forma invoices must be paid (and cleared in the case of a cheque) before production commences on items requiring manufacture.

 

Definitions

 

CAD

Computer Aided Design. Software used to create precision drawings or technical illustrations. It can be used to create two-dimensional drawings or three-dimensional models.

 

CAM

Computer Aided Manufacture. The use of computer software to control machine tools and related machinery in manufacturing.

 

Rapid Prototyping

A group of techniques used to quickly fabricate a scale model of a physical part or assembly using three-dimensional CAD data.

 

Thermoforming

The process of heating a thermoplastic material and shaping it in a mould.

 

Foam Injection

The use of liquid systems poured into a mould to produce a product or infill a cavity in a previously formed product to provide water exclusion (marine) or improve structural integrity.

 

Hand Lay up

A production method where a layer of fibre reinforcement is placed in a mould and resin applied either by pouring on by hand, or sprayed with a mixing gun. The layers are consolidated and air bubbles are removed by using squeegees and hand rollers.

 

Vacuum Infusion Moulding

A production process where vacuum infusion uses negative pressure to pull-out air, while impregnating the reinforcement with resin.

 

Stringer/Trapezoidal/Ribs

A longitudinal structural piece in a framework, especially that of a ship or aircraft. These parts usually run along the side of the Hull section of a boat.

 

Scrim Back

In relation to the products on this website this is a lightweight glass fibre cloth on the bottom side of a sheet that supports small squares of the core helping the sheet to conform better to a curved surface.

 

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BKB House

Goyt Valley Industrial Estate

Off Station Road, Furness Vale

High Peak SK23 7SN

Tel: +44(0)1663 740120

Email: sales@tridentfoams.co.uk

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