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Foam Fabrication

Foamtec International Contamination Control Division

Open-Cell Polyurethane Sponge w/ Machined Slit for Cleaning Microcatheters
Open-Cell Urethane Foam Packaging to Protect Nitinol Scaffolds
Reticulated Polyurethane Foam Applicator Sponge
Reticulated Hydrophilic Foam Applicator Sponge
Machined and Die Cut Open-Cell Urethane Sponge for Packaging

Medical Grade & Cleanroom Applications

Foamtec International is a vertically integrated producer of high purity open-cell medical and semiconductor grade polyurethane foams with integrated fabrication, assembly, cleanroom washing and cleanroom packing on one campus. These capabilities ensure the highest purity, material traceability and lot-to-lot consistency for medical device, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, optical and microelectronic manufacturers.

Foamtec’s WCC division fabricates and launders over 100,000,000 open cell polyurethane foam components in ISO 5, 7 and 8 cleanrooms per month.

Foamtec’s capabilities include the production of open-cell hydrophobic, hydrophilic foams as well as polyester and polyether foams to meet tight tolerances for porosity, density, and durometer(CLD) for a diverse range of applications including medical and cleanroom applicators, filters, cushioning devices, ultra-clean packaging and automated cleaning rollers, sponges, and roll wipers.

Components can be laundered in ISO 5, 7 or 8 cleanrooms to eliminate particles generated during fabrication and assembly

Foamtec has full microbiology and chemical testing labs to certify that components meet particle and extractable cleanliness, bioburdens and ISO 10993 cytotoxicity and endotoxin requirements. On-site labs are certified to ISO IEC 17025.

The facility is FDA registered and operates with ISO 13485 quality system.

Foamtec’s reputation for cleanliness and precision fabrication are valued by the leading semiconductor wafer fabs, equipment makers, medical device, optical component, aerospace, and microelectronic companies.


A wide variety of foams are available to protect sensitive optical components, coated catheters, as well as semiconductor process components with surface roughness averages above 100.
Custom fabricated reticulated foam sponges to automate the cleaning guidewires and catheters.
Open-cell hydrophilic foam sponges to automate the application of adhesives, lubricants and silicones to medical devices.
Packaging components that must meet ISO 11607 requirements for terminally sterilized medical devices.

Foamtec’s Foam Fabrication Process Advantages

State-of-the-art high purity water system monitored daily to ensure ultra-low bioburdens and to certify ISO 10993 endotoxin-free components for long duration product contact applications.
World class laundering process to ensure ultra-low particulate specifications.
On-site ISO IEC 17025 certified microbiology lab to validate bioburdens and sterilization cycles.
On-site ISO IEC 17025 certified cytotoxicity lab to certify components to ISO 10993 cytoxicity requirements.
On-site ISO IEC 17025 certified analytical lab to certify purity and polymer consistency.
Cleanroom packaging carried out in ISO 5, 7 & 8 cleanrooms.
Material fabrication carried out in ISO 5, 7 & 8 cleanrooms.

Foamtec’s Foam Fabrication Methods


Die Cutting of Foams, Films & Fabrics


Laser Cutting


Slitting of Open-Cell Foams


Peeling to Create Open-Cell Foam Rolls


Digital Controlled Net Shaped Cutting


Precision Foam Sheet Fabrication


Automatic & Manual Lamination of Foams to Fabrics & Films


Punching in Cleanrooms & Controlled Environments


CNC Machining of Open-Cell Urethane Foam


Horizontal Slicing of Open-Cell Foams


Reticulation of Polyether and Polyester Foams


Hot Forming in ISO 7 Cleanrooms


Felting Reticulated Foam


Vertical Cutting of Open-Cell Foams




Packaging in ISO 5, 7, & 8 Cleanrooms

About Foamtec WCC

Foamtec's mission is to enable contamination control professionals to improve particle control in clean rooms by solving surface contamination challenges. The Wilshire Contamination Control Division of Foamtec International supplies clean room mops, foam swabs, microfiber swabs, foam wipers, microfiber wipers, UltraSOLV® ScrubPADS to address clean room cleaning and the critical cleaning of process equipment.


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6575 IH-35 North
Waco, TX 76705