What is Splitting and Skiving?

Splitting and skiving is the process in which we remove production skins from foam blocks and then cut them continuously to a required thickness. Splitting and skiving involves taking an entire block of foam, placing it on a horizontal flatbed and then cutting it to create foam sheets. These foam sheets are ideal for a variety of purposes, including for use in furniture upholstery.

Here at GB Foam, we create foam sheets using a splitting and skiving machine. This is the first process of creating foam sheets. After this, our foam sheets can be cut to size using a band knife foam cutting machine.

How Does Splitting and Skiving Work?

A splitting and skiving machine is ideal for creating accurately cut foam sheets, whilst maintaining the optimum level of efficiency. This is a fast process, conducted automatically by our splitting and skiving machine whilst supervised by a foam cutting technician. It is the technician’s job to remove the foam sheets as and when is required. This then allows for the next foam sheet to be cut.

Splitting and skiving works by placing a large block of polyurethane foam onto the machines flat top table. The desired thickness of the foam sheets is then determined and input into the splitting and skiving machine. Once this has been completed, the machine begins the foam cutting process.

The foam block is forced lengthways through the splitting and skiving machine. The sharp blade of the machine will then split the foam from the top at any desired level of thickness. Once the foam block has passed fully through the blade, the foam technician removes the newly cut foam sheet. The foam block is then lowered, passes back under the splitting and skiving blade and then raises again once it has fully passed through. This entire process is then repeated until the foam block has been fully converted into foam sheets.

Purchase Foam Sheets From GB Foam Direct

It’s now even easier to purchase polyurethane foam sheets from us here at GB Foam. This is thanks to our new online ordering service operated through GB Foam Direct. Simply visit the GB Foam Direct website in order to purchase high quality foam sheets from us. If you would like to discuss this service in greater detail, you can also contact us directly.

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Who We’ve Worked With

We’ve worked with many influential companies over the years, all of whom have sought expert knowledge and high-quality foam products at affordable prices. We’re proud to say that these clients all found and received what they needed working with us. Take a look for yourself and see the brands that have benefited from our expertise. For a full list of our clients, make sure to visit our clients page.

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GB Healthcare

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An industry leader in high quality, medical grade foam. Specialising in innovative mattresses suitable for both home and hospital care.

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The acoustic foam specialists! Your one-stop shop for all acoustic foam needs, ranging from off the shelf acoustic tiles to bespoke installations.

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Gym Pit Foam

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The leading supplier of foam for Gym Pits and Trampoline Parks across the UK and Europe. Try our free online foam calculator today!

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GB Foam Direct

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The fastest service in the UK for new or replacement foam – get an instant quote online (trade prices), with next working day delivery.

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A wide range of luxury memory foam mattresses at affordable prices. Cut out the “middleman” by buying directly from us and benefit from next day delivery.

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We stock a wide variety of packaging foam suitable for most applications – our specialists can work with you to deliver the right packaging solution.

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