Molded EVA alternatives?

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.


  • 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


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.


here’s a vid of the PET process: Watch the Manufacturing of Benjamin Hubert's Eco-friendly Armchair - Core77

Bump. Anyone have experience with this?