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Ethafoam Blocks

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This stuff has more uses than Duct Tape. We recommend it for economical padding on coolers and dry boxes. Ethafoam is a closed cell foam. The density of this material is 2.2 pounds per cubic foot. One 2" block weighs just 2 lbs. H2 Glue works well if you want to adhere your ethafoam.

Dimensions:
1" = 1" high X 12" wide X 54" long
2" = 2" high X 12" wide X 54" long

We fold the foam for shipping. Please specify in the Shipping Comments section during checkout if you would like the foam shipped flat.

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1" Size: 12"W x 54"L x 1"D
2" Size: 12"W x 54"L x 2"D
Density: 2.2 lbs/cu. ft.
Material: Ethafoam 220 closed cell foam
Weight: 2 lbs.

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Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Weather proof (3)

Cons

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5.0

Perfect for packing fossils

By Mo the Prep Lab Supervisor

from Ithaca, NY

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Cut To Size
  • Great Cleanup

Cons

  • Could Use A Larger Piece

Best Uses

  • Delicate Fossil Shipping
  • Support And Protection

Comments about Ethafoam Blocks:

I was able to easily pack fossils for shipping from my lab. I could cut to size and shape around the fossil. Best of all came when I was cleaning up. The small pieces were very easy to pick up. These pieces were affordable and easy to handle

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery was extremely fast and convenient to order.

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5.0

Ethafoam

By Borock

from Indianapolis, IN

Verified Buyer

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        Comments about Ethafoam Blocks:

        I bought a block of 1" ethafoam to line a small hardcase bag to make a range bag for my pistols and ammo. The ethafoam was easy to cut to the shape of my pistols and with a little imagination, it was exactly what I needed to form pockets to hold the pistols safely in place. It's sturdy yet slightly flexible and I'd recommend it to anyone.

        The ethafoam was delivered as promised. I'll use NRS again for further purchases.

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        4.0

        new floor in Tributary Tomcat...

        By Hoosier Buddy

        from Asheville, NC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Weather Proof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor

          Comments about Ethafoam Blocks:

          Used these 12 inch wide and 56 inch long by 2 inch think planks to replace the inflatable floor of my Tributary Tomcat inflatable kayak. Two layers thick. Had to trim the ends to fit the shape of the zipper pocket. Haven't paddled it yet, but if this works out, will save me a considerable amount of money to replace the original floor. I love AIRE products, but wanted to try and fix my leaky original floor with something different. I'm optimistic at this point. Just needs to warm up a bit and I'll see how it does around the hole at Boxcar on the N. Fork of the French Broad. And a BIG THANKS to NRS for NOT folding these planks in half for shipping...

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          4.0

          Bobbin lace pillow winner

          By Dianna

          from Springfield, IL

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Value For Money
          • Self Healing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bobbin Lace Pillow

            Comments about Ethafoam Blocks:

            I love the lightweight-ness of the product. For making a cookie pillow, you would have to somehow join widths together to get it wide enough. I'm sure it's doable, I just haven't had time to figure out how to join and then trim while keeping the integrity of the join. Word of warning, though. Recommend white for bobbin lace purposes as the material will sometimes pull out with the pin and black will show up in your work.

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            5.0

            2" white etha foam blocks

            By HPcanoes

            from Woodsville, NH

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Weather Proof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outdoor

              Comments about Ethafoam Blocks:

              These blocks of foam are used in a local high school in a composite boat building program as seats and back rests. They work very well and are cost effective.

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              • Ethafoam Blocks

                Q:

                What glue should I use to adhere the pads to an aluminum dry box?
                Asked on 6/23/2015 by Blue Devil from Valdez, AK

                3 answers

                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I’m pretty sure I used 3M 77 spray adhesive I picked up at a local ACE hardware.
                  Here: http://smile.amazon.com/3M-Super-Multipurpose-Adhesive-Aerosol/dp/B00M8CP2Z6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435092927&sr=8-1&keywords=3m+777 <http://smile.amazon.com/3M-Super-Multipurpose-Adhesive-Aerosol/dp/B00M8CP2Z6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435092927&sr=8-1&keywords=3m+777>
                  I used it for gluing to an aluminum shotgun case (to store a Korg synthesizer), YMMV.
                  Good luck.
                  Norm

                  Answered on 6/23/2015 by Anonymous
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                  A:

                  H2 Glue will work to adhere foam to your dry box.

                  Answered on 6/24/2015 by Kyle from NRS
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  You can use regular contact cement, shore glue (hypalon boat glue), 3m
                  spray glue ( will work but will fall off prematurely).
                  Regular contact cement works great and the foam will split before the glue
                  ever comes apart. You "must" prep both sides correctly if you want it to
                  last. Lightly sand the drybox to give the glue something to stick to, and
                  put two thin coats on the foam letting each layer dry completely to seal
                  the holes and make a good glue surface, The box side should have one (or
                  2) thin coats and let compleatly dry. So afgter that there is still one
                  more coat to do on each. The last coat on each should be tacky to the
                  touch but not wet and then stick together starting from one side or a
                  corner. Once the two touch they are permanent so make sure it is straight
                  and square. Make sure you firmly press the whole thing down and go around
                  the perimeter and push the two together any place you see glue with your
                  thumb on the lower side where they connect. That should last for years.
                  Recently did 4 new dry boxes top and bottom this way and figure this will
                  get me 10+ years out of the foam if I can keep passengers from destroying
                  it.

                  Answered on 6/23/2015 by Anonymous
              • Ethafoam Blocks

                Q:

                I need to replace the foam padding on the crossbars of my canoe trailer with something more durable. Is Ethafoam durable enough or should I look at something like minicell?

                Thanks.
                Asked on 7/12/2014 by Mudpuppy from PA

                3 answers

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                  A:

                  Ethafoam is very dense. I think it would work perfectly.

                  Answered on 7/12/2014 by Phil from Saint Cloud, MN
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I used it for inside padding for a Korg synthesizer, but had a piece outside on my deck for two years protecting my deck from some propane cylinders (don't ask).
                  Rain, UV light, heat, cold. It's held up well enough that I finally used it for another project.
                  I think this would work for you.
                  NB

                  Answered on 7/12/2014 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Not sure about that. I’m wondering if you want to use a thinner foam and cover with carpet for toughness.
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                  Answered on 7/19/2014 by Anonymous
              • Ethafoam Blocks

                Q:

                I would like to use it on my dinghy (outside, contact with water) to increase stability to replace the traditional air tubes that are bulky and prom to deflate. Any comments? Can I use screws with large washers to fasten to the dinghy? Thanks for any help.
                Asked on 7/7/2013 by PR

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                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Sorry, can't help you.
                  I bought this material for lining a shotgun case I turned into a carrying case for a sythesizer/keyboard.
                  If it DOES help, I've had a scrap piece outside on my deck for most of a year for soundproofing a 1200 watt generator (we get frequent power outages here just outside DC) and it's held up well without fading, deteriorating.
                  I suspect you could use some bronze or stainless screws/washers and the material would hold to your dingy really well.
                  Norm

                  Answered on 7/7/2013 by Anonymous
                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  It is a closed cell foam, but will absorb some water over time. I can't say how long it will give you good service continually submerged in water.

                  Answered on 7/7/2013 by Clyde from NRS
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Good Morning,
                  I used it to make an extension for the seats in my canoe since they were already made from the same type of foam. The whole canoe is also lined with the same foam. I used large fender washers with bolts and H2 glue. Haven’t had any problems yet. I would think it would work fine for what you are asking. I am very pleased with the final result. It does seem like a high quality product.
                  Good luck,

                  Answered on 7/8/2013 by Anonymous
              • Ethafoam Blocks

                Q:

                what is this density? I'm used to using 400.
                Asked on 1/28/2013 by Tim from ulster county, NY

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Ethafoam 400 has a density of 4.0 pounds per cubic foot. Our product is Ethafoam 220 with a density of 2.2 pcf.

                  Answered on 1/28/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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