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To Protect and Cushion your Components!

UniFoam HT80 Demonstration foams

Foams in Batteries and Electronics

Foams are essential components in batteries and electronics, serving multifaceted roles to enhance performance and efficiency. They provide structural support for electrode materials, facilitating improved energy storage capacity. Additionally, foams act as separators, enabling ion transport while preventing short circuits in battery systems. With high thermal conductivity, foams aid in dissipating heat in electronic devices, ensuring optimal operation and reliability. Their lightweight and robust nature make them ideal for structural support, contributing to the durability of electronic components.

Foams in Emerging Technologies

Moreover, foams are crucial in emerging energy storage devices like supercapacitors, where they enhance charge/discharge rates. In sensor applications, foams increase sensitivity by expanding the surface area for interaction with target substances. Overall, foams play a vital role in optimizing the functionality and efficiency of batteries and electronics across various applications.

EE-1010, 686C foams

Latest Foam Products

Custom Cut Materials

Materials Direct is approaching this market in a way that is easy to order and specify in Electronics across all industries. Customers who need a certain brand of material which do not appear on the site can apply for us to add this stock to the site’s portfolio based on potential usage.

tooling cost

No Tooling Charge
There is NEVER a tooling charge for manufacturing

fast manufacture

Fast Manufacturing
Parts made & shipped worldwide in as little as 24 hours


Technical Support
Technical expertise available from our specialists


100% Payment Secure
We ensure secure payment with a wide array of options

Instant Quotes – Purchasing Made Easy

The main problem for design engineers and purchasing has been until now the quick supply of parts as often the custom pad is one of the last items to be specified in the design of an Electronic assembly.

Materials Direct not only provides an instant quote but gives the buyer the offer of uploading their custom design for it to be manufactured within 24hours if the material is in stock.


step 1 quote
Get an online quote
for the part / gasket


step 2 approve
Upload your design
and approve


step 3 pay
Place and pay
for your order


step 4 deliver
Parts dispatched to you
in as little as 24 hours.

Vibration Dampening

Most foams used in battery storage have multiple special characteristics other than having vibration dampening properties such as flame resistance.

Foams with this range of characteristics allow for sturdier and safer battery storage packs. This is due to the protection they provide from environmental factors as well as internal ones.

Material Specifications

At Materials Direct, you’ll find a range of materials that protect against vibrations, flames, and moisture.

vibration dampening

Vibration Dampening

Keep your components safe using vibration dampening materials.
001 high temperature

High Temperature Resistance

Manage The Thermals Of Your Battery Storage Packs

High Strength / Stiffness

Keep your component in place with high strength foams.
003 moisturizing

Low Moisture Absorption

Keep water out longer with our low moisture absorbing foams.

High Thermal / Sound Insulation

Insulate your components from heat or sound.
shield - protection

High Impact Strength

Keep your Components safe with high impact strength foam.

Quality Assured

We Provide Foams from Trusted Brands

Depending on the application, our clients seek a range of different attributes from their Foams. For this reason Materials, Direct works to ensure that our products are of the highest quality and deliver a range of advantages to our customers. We only source our products from trusted brands.

  • Engineer, Rolls Royce
    'Having the ability to be supplied with precision cut materials for prototypes within 2 days has been excellent!’
    Engineer, Rolls Royce
  • Buyer, Eaton Aerospace
    'We have the need for small to medium batch sizes of various technical materials and Materials Direct have been highly responsive to our urgent needs'
    Buyer, Eaton Aerospace
  • Design Engineer, Philips
    ‘We have had to change our designs in the development stages three times. Materials Direct did not charge for these changes as the sizes stayed the same. Excellent!’
    Design Engineer, Philips
  • Quality Manager, GEC
    ‘Precision and high quality of parts received have been consistently to a high standard.’
    Quality Manager, GEC
  • Buyer, Selectronic
    'Buying online with Materials Direct has proven to be more efficient in time and deliveries, especially when scheduling future orders.’
    Buyer, Selectronic
  • Marien Chevennement
    'Very fast reply, very good order following and delivery in 24H. to recap a very good experience with Materials Direct for a very urgent need. I recommend a lot.'
    Marien Chevennement
    Schneider Electric

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Supplying Technical Materials

To a Range of Sectors

Each sector has its own unique requirements and specifications. Materials Direct works to ensure that each sector we supply to, receives the highest quality and best-performing products in relation to their industry and specific need.



The Aerospace industry demands the highest performing, most reliable technical materials to protect their electronic assemblies.


Automotive / EV

Automotive applications range from Engine management systems to motor drive controllers and custom-made gaskets and pads.



Industrial electronics are robust, have long lifetimes, are cost-sensitive, and suitable for use within difficult environments.

LED Lighting

LED Lighting

Sufficient thermal management in LED lighting can preserve longevity, increase reliability and optimise performance.



Materials used in military applications need to be of the highest quality and performance, often very rugged to very exacting standards.



Coupling discreet heat-generating semiconductors to heatsinks remains commonplace in power supply assemblies.

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