Reticulated Foam Seats For Boats & Yachts

What is Reticulated Foam?

Reticulated Foam is a unique, quick-dry foam that allows fluid to pass freely through it like a sieve. This foam has very distinct open face cells which is the reason why liquids can easily pass through it. The word reticulated means “net-like” and upon inspection, you’ll notice that reticulated foam has a mesh appearance. As it has open face cells, reticulated foam is particularly lightweight. It is perfect for use on boats and near water due to its quick-drying properties.

The Science & Production of Reticulated Foam

Foam Reticulated Science

A full, mathematically composed description which details the structure of this foam is still open to debate. At present, the closest structure which relates to the composition of it is soap film.

It is Robert A. Volz who is credited to discovering the first process needed in creating what we now refer to as reticulated foam. The production of this quick-dry foam follows a certain unique procedure. This involves taking a conventional, closed-cell foam and removing its cell windows. By doing so, all that is left of the foam is its cellular mesh.

Uses of Reticulated Foam

The ability to quickly sieve liquid is unique to reticulated foam, because of this it dries very quickly. Regular grades of polyurethane foam tend to absorb and hold water. This means that they dry very slowly.

Foam which absorbs water often is likely to break down at an accelerated rate. Because of this, it will need to be replaced more frequently. Wet foam is also more likely to develop mould or mildew. This is especially problematic for outdoor cushions or foam used on boats. A great solution to this problem is to make outdoor cushions and boat cushions from reticulated foam.

If you’re interested in purchasing reticulated foam for boats or outdoor furniture, contact us! Our team of experts can answer any questions you may have and provide recommendations to help you make the best decision! Call us on 01494 441177 or email

Reticulated Foam Wedge

Why Choose GB 40100 Reticulated Foam For Your Boat

Marine Reticulated Foam Wedge Foam
  • The GB 40100 provides an innovative range of cushion foams for relaxation and comfort for use in any marine specialist cushioning application.
  • Entirely open cell structure allows fast drying and maximum air circulation.
  • Large pores permit rapid water draining – sheds water like a sieve.
  • Can easily be cut, shaped and fabricated like a standard polyurethane foam.
  • Very good hydrolysis stability, high resistance to water (sea and pool), sweat and chemicals.
  • Anti-Microbial treated, with broad spectrum kill and residual control against bacteria, fungi, mould, and mildew.
  • Unique formulation giving long durability, high stability and excellent support.
  • Excellent elasticity that provides the seating comfort of foam.
  • Has been certified in compliance with the latest ISO 9001 standards.
  • Free of CFC and halogen.
  • Exclusively available from GB Foam for marine application.

Additional Reticulated Foam Specifications

  • GB 40100 sheds water like a sieve while providing the seating comfort of foam.
  • The large completely open pores (reticulation) permit rapid draining and maximum air circulation for fast drying.
  • Unique proprietary formulation enhances strength and durability for long term exposure to sun and inclement weather.
  • Resistant to most chemicals including cleaning agents, solvents, alkalies and acids (bleach may cause rapid discolouration).
  • Compound shapes for unusual cushion designs may be easily fabricated. The material can be shaped liked conventional polyurethane foam.
  • Resilient, “springy” characteristics enhance comfort; cushions can be wrapped in light non-woven fibre padding for extra comfort.
Reticulated Foam Diagram

Contact GB Foam

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If you’re interested in purchasing reticulated foam or would like to know more about this unique foam grade, contact our team. We specialise in foam cut to size and can offer you a wide variety of foam converting services.

We can offer manufacturers in the marine sector larger quantities of reticulated foam products at trade prices. Contact us to learn more about opening a trade account with GB Foam. Call us on 01494 441177, email or fill out our contact form.

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