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Molded EVA alternatives?

Postby mrcry » October 19th, 2016, 2:29 pm


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I've been making our products with compression molded EVA for years, but am looking for an alternative. EVA seems expensive and I am hoping to find a cheaper or comparable material to (at least) test out.

Requirements:
- soft finish, or laminatable with fabric pre molding (or post, if possible to get a clean lamination or even tight fabric cover fit)
- size is about 25"x20"8"
- current cost is about $8-12, so lower would be better

Inspirations
- I've seen some amazing molded PET felt furniture that might work for us, but have no experience or connections to people doing this.
https://www.google.com/search?q=molded+ ... ID-4HMM%3A
- molded car interior panels - what material is this? the truck cover on a hatchback seems similar to PET with a fabric lamination.
- vacuum formed sheet goods with some kind of flocking?

I usually product 1000-3000 units at a time.

Do any of you have experience or ideas? I can share more specific details in a PM if you want.

Thanks!

Re: Molded EVA alternatives?

Postby mrcry » October 19th, 2016, 2:34 pm


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Re: Molded EVA alternatives?

Postby mrcry » October 30th, 2016, 8:31 pm


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Bump. Anyone have experience with this?


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