Reticulated Filter Foams

Versatile Compositions in a Wide Range of Porosities

ID Group offers reticulated filter foams with versatile composition and a wide range of pores per inch (PPI) for custom applications. Our reticulated foams are available in sheets or die cut to meet your specifications.

Reticulated filter foams are ideal for a number of uses, including padding, flame retardation, fluid management, sound absorption, and filtration, among other uses. There are thousands of applications in a range of industries, including heating and ventilation, automotive, air conditioning, and even aquariums.

Our team can help you choose the right porosity or PPI and other characteristics for your needs.

Key Features of Reticulated Filter Foam

Reticulated filter foams contain additives that are included during manufacturing. Depending on what’s added, they can take on numerous features, becoming more flame-retardant, durable, and anti-static.

  • Lightweight
  • Flexible and durable
  • Compressible
  • Sound absorbing
  • Low odour
  • Vibration dampening
  • Anti-microbial & mildew-resistant
  • High resistance to chemicals & temperature
  • High tensile strength and elongation resistance
  • Vapor permeable
  • Available in a varying porosity
  • Affordable to fabricate
Reticulated Filter Foams

Some Applications of Reticulated Filter Foams

  • Heavy-duty vehicle air filters
  • Small engine air filters
  • Off-highway filtration and humidifiers
  • Air conditioning filters
  • Ceramic filters
  • Medical filters
  • Face masks and pads
  • Air filters
  • Defoamers
  • Water Purification
  • Scrubbers & surge mitigation
  • Lintless clean wipes
  • Cosmetic applicators
  • Inkpads and rollers
  • Microphone windscreens
  • Speaker grill covers


The ID Group experts can answer all your questions about reticulated filter foams and help you select the right one for your application.



Maybe you already know what you are looking for. We’ll be happy to give you pricing for your specific requirements.


Polyether versus Polyester Foams

Reticulated foams come in two main types, polyester and polyether.

Reticulated polyester foams: These foams have excellent filtration properties. They are perfect in applications where the filter comes in contact with gases such as carbon dioxide, oxygen, and nitrogen. Polyester foam has a consistent cell structure. It can be compressed into sheets of desired thickness and is durable and shock absorbent. When manufactured with additives, it can be flame retardant, anti-static, conductive, and even more.

Reticulated polyether foams: These foams offer excellent performances in moist environments due to their looser structure. They are often used for filtering air, liquid, and sound. Among other things, polyether foam has excellent water, moisture and mold resistance, superior solvency characteristics and strong resistance to degradation. This type of foam is perfect for applications such as humidifiers, medical devices, water purification systems, and more.

Reticulated filter foams _ polyether versus polyester

Whatever your application, our team of experts can help you choose the right reticulated filter foam. We offer standard products as well as custom solutions. If you need more information, fill out our Ask the Expert form online or contact us by phone at 613-699-0362.