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Frequently Asked Questions: Volara Foam

Durable, flexible, and ideal for a range of projects – all your Volara Foam questions answered.

Manufacturing projects all come with unique needs, ranging from aesthetics to safety and containment. Our goal is to help you find the material that is most in line with your project needs, finding ways to add value and keep costs low, without sacrificing quality.

Volara is one of our most popular foams for a range of reasons. In this piece, we dive into what sets it apart, how it’s made, what it’s used for, and how our team keeps it stocked. If you don’t see your question answered below, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team directly to learn more or discuss your distinct project needs!

What is Volara foam?

Volara foam is a type of closed-cell, cross-linked polyethylene foam, typically available in either roll or sheet form, depending on project needs.

It has a wide range of unique benefits, both aesthetically and performance-wise, that make it the top choice for several different project types.

What are Volara foam benefits?

There are several benefits to using volara foam for manufacturing projects across a range of different industries. Most notable, volara is chosen for the following key benefits:

  • Chemical resistance
  • Low water absorption
  • Low vapor transmission
  • Vibration dampening
  • Thermal insulation
  • Large selection of available colors

What is Volara foam used for?

Volara is a popular foam when manufacturing medical device packaging, though it has benefits for products across several other industries as well.

Most often, our team uses volara foam to manufacture:

  • Medical device packaging
  • Athletic equipment, including:
    • Shin guards
    • Insoles
    • Protective padding

What is closed-cell foam?

Closed-cell foam refers to a type of foam (such as Volara) that consists of cells that are completely closed, leaving not even minuscule gaps. As with all other polyethylene foams, Volara starts as a thermoplastic and is eventually blown into a foam format.

Our team stocks a wide range of closed-cell polyethylene foams, and Volara is one of our most popular thanks to its flexibility and chemical resistance. Volara foam is cross-linked using a unique electron irradiation process that produces a continuous, smooth surface.

Why is Volara used for medical packaging?

Volara is frequently chosen as an ideal option for medical packaging because it’s both FDA-compliant and non-toxic, meaning it contains no chlorofluorocarbon, hydrochlorofluorocarbon, or hydrocarbon-blowing agents.

What capabilities is Volara foam compatible with?

Our facilities boast a wide range of the most innovative and cost-effective manufacturing capabilities in the industry, several of which are compatible with Volara foam.

Most commonly, it’s used in conjunction with:

How do I know if Volara is right for my project?

Before anything else, our team gets to know your unique project needs. From there, we’ll make specific recommendations to add value through every stage of manufacturing.

Material selection is a key part of that, considering your budget, timeline, and the type of product you’re either manufacturing or packaging. If Volara is the right foam for you, we’ll let you know. If not, we’ll make alternate recommendations.

Do you stock Volara foam?

Because Volara is so highly sought-after, our team often keeps up to 35 different grades and thicknesses stocked in our facilities. Keeping a range of Volara options allows us to accommodate a wide selection of products, even within tight project timelines.

Selection varies, though, so reach out to our team directly to find out what we have in stock or how we can accommodate your project needs.

Need Volara foam for your next manufacturing project?

As your trusted manufacturing partner for more than six decades, Janco is committed to helping our clients bring quality products to life using the finest materials available.

Whether you know you need Volara foam, or just want help deciding on the most effective material for your next project, our team of experts is here to help.

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