Literature

Joint Industry Foam Standards and Guidelines

SECTION 8.0

Published: 7/94

SHREDDED FOAM STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES

8.1 Statement Concerning Shredded Foam
Typically, shredded foam consists of or is a combination of many foam types, densities, IFD's, etc., that is a byproduct of various foaming/fabrication processes. Quality control of diverse foam types that are converted to a shredded composite is beyond the scope of practicability; thus, performance specifications for such shredded foam products should, out of necessity, be much less stringent than those of non-shredded foam.

Inclusion of skins from foam buns is a standard practice of the shredded foam business, therefore, the need to exclude skins is a matter to be resolved by vendor and user.

Users of shredded foam should be aware of its tendency to settle and compact, thus reducing the foam's filling capacity. Product design should incorporate a tolerance for this variable.