Scrim Foam is something that every car trimmer is familiar with and has purchased multiple times during their career. But to the ‘average Joe,’ what is it?
In simple terms, it is a fabric backed foam. The foam is generally ‘automotive grade’ and made from polyethylene. However, it is the ‘scrim’ aspect that people often find themselves questioning; why is this so important?
The scrim is a very light textile made from nylon. It is lightweight and translucent and is bonded to the back of the foam roll, therefore giving us ‘Scrim Foam’.
Scrim Foam is almost always preferable over general foam. The main reason for this is that when the material is glued to the foam, the scrim acts as an extra bond between the foam and the material. In addition, it also makes any top material feel thicker and more luxurious with the foam behind it.
General automotive uses include door cards, car headlining, and car seats. Furthermore, it is also used when making furniture such as dining chairs and sofas.
Boyriven offer 3mm, 6mm, 12mm and 18mm Scrim Foam, alongside yellow foam, blue foam, and chip foam for general upholstery, all in various thicknesses.
Give us a call to discuss your project or place an order.
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