The Ultimate Guide: How To Order The Right Silicone Foam Sheet For Vacuum Ironing Tables?

Perforated Silicone Foam Sheet For Vacuum Ironing Tables

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When it comes to how to order the right silicone foam sheet for your vacuum ironing table, there are a lot of things you need to take into account. Different businesses will have different demands, so it is important that you choose the ideal ironing table foam for your specific garment finishing equipment.

Firstly, let’s get started with an inquiry from one of our esteemed customers. So you will be taking a glance at what issues our clients are caring for.

How To Order The Right Silicone Foam Sheet For Vacuum Ironing Tables

Dear Sirs,

Since XX our company XXX is supplying ironing pads and covers to clothing factories in Europe and overseas. We are looking for high quality press pads and would like to test if your perforated silicone sheets are suitable for our customers. They should be durable and elastic even after hundreds of press cycles at 180°C hot and wet environments, still with very good vacuum properties. The standard material in the colour yellow should be about 15°-20° Shore A, the colour red is about 5-10° Shore A. Our customers are used to thicknesses of 4 mm, 6 mm, 8mm, 10 mm and sometimes 15 mm, all with maximum tolerances of +/- 0.5 mm within one sheet.

Which is your maximum production size? Our standard article is 1800 x 900 mm but if you are able to provide bigger rolls it could be interesting for some applications.

Which quantity is best for you to ship? For example, our previous supplier always packed 16 sheets in one box, so we ordered by multiple of 16. In case your offer meets our expectations we would order about 200 square meters per order multiple times per year.

Generally, we pay our suppliers after receipt of goods, for the first order, we are ready to pay 50% in advance. Before ordering bigger quantities please provide sample sheets with some of the above-mentioned thicknesses and hardness. Looking forward to receiving your offer.

Best regards

XXX

After reading the above, we know that he is sourcing our silicone rubber press pads. See the below image for reference.

Silicone rubber press pads for use with Sankosha models

However, you may come across similar questions before placing an order, such as prototype-sending, production, packaging, shipping, etc.

In this guide, I’m going to show you everything about how to pick the porous soft silicone foam sheets for the ironing process and explain some of the key considerations you need to make.

Let’s see what we can uncover!

Who is looking for silicone foam sheet for vacuum ironing tables?

Our open cell silicone foam sheets are hugely popular for use in industrial ironing tables and presses for apparel factories. It is a special polyurethane soft material with silicone mixture impregnated, which gives this product a very long life and very good steam distribution compared to standard iron pad sponge materials. We are able to supply this useful and economic alternative in a wide variety of densities, pore structures, colors and sizes in order to cover your steaming press machines.

As one type of the most durable materials, who is chasing them?

The answer is very easy. After a series of intensive studies, we find there are mainly three types of people sourcing these super soft polyester foam sheets.

(1) Garment factories

Laundry machine coverings for Garment Factories

Garment factories serve as the ultimate destination for this special polyurethane foam material, offering a complete end-user experience. They are consuming open cell ironing table foam sheets for a variety of frequently used equipment, such as steam laundry presses machine and big sublimation machine. This foam features an especially smooth surface and very even steam distribution.

(2) Apparel machine manufacturers and cleaning equipment dealers

Silicone Rubber Press Padding For Apparel machine manufacturers and cleaning equipment dealers

Manufacturers and suppliers of apparel-related machines, such as industrial steam pressing machines, vacuum ironing tables and heat transfer devices, often provide spare parts in the form of silicone foam pads or fabric covers – ensuring perfectly distributing air and steam for their machinery.

(3) Local distributors and wholesalers

open cell silicone foam sheets for distributors and wholesalers

Distributors and wholesalers are localization specialists; their expertise lies in delivering open cell silicone sponge sheets to clothing factories as well as individual users. Their deep understanding of regional markets allows them to be acutely aware of the ever-changing dynamics, allowing for unique opportunities that can optimize success. By creatively sourcing diverse products and reselling locally, they remain a key player in driving local commerce forward with great foresight.

What size can you choose?

At Deer Hunter, we have a great selection of open cell silicone foam sheets available in an array of sizes and thicknesses. Our standard dimensions have been incredibly popular among our customers and offer you the perfect fit.

Blue silicone foam sheet for vacuum ironing tables

1.5M * 10M per roll is for blue silicone foam with excellent vacuum properties, available in thicknesses 6mm, 8mm, 10mm and 15mm.

Silicone Rubber Press Padding For Steam Press Machine

1.8M * 0.9M per roll is for perforated silicone foamed padding with extra smooth surface, available in thicknesses 4mm, 6mm, 8mm and 10mm.

We can also tailor our product to meet exact specifications so you’ll be sure of the best results every time.

Can you get samples of some foam pads to test out in your application?

silicon iron table foam with multiple colors

Absolutely YES!

We understand that pressing machine silicone foam sheets are an important component in a variety of applications and it is essential for you to be completely confident before placing an order. That’s why we offer free samples of our open cell silicone foam sheets so you can test out the product with your application and make sure it meets your requirements.

Also we pay the freight, you just sit at home and wait for the samples. We are confident that our open cell silicone foam sheets will provide superior even steam penetration application. So don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and ask for a sample today!

What type of foam pads do you need to cover industrial ironing tables and presses?

When selecting coverings you should mind the heat resistance of the single layers. Open cell silicone foam sheets are great for industrial ironing tables and presses as they can withstand temperatures up to 180-200°C. They are available in a range of thicknesses, which means you can choose the appropriate level of insulation depending on your specific needs. The multi layer covers also help to provide ventilation, ensuring the best performance from your equipment and maintaining long life span.

An ironing table is no simple piece of equipment – its covering, composed of multiple layers, plays a vital role in attaining the highest-quality finish. Each layer remains elastic and is evenly distributed and creating a homogenous cloud effect.

Multi Layers to cover industrial ironing tables and presses

Layer 1:

This layer can be a polyester fabric cover with or without stretch. The blue fibres never close-up upon the high heat of the steam from the press throughout the lifetime of the pad.

If you require a heat resistant environment for ironing difficult materials, we advise more sensitive ironing fabrics made of white Aramid (not stretchable).

Layer 2:

Here you should use a white felt which prevents the pad from drying up and cracking. It also gives a continuous transfer of steam and vacuum. 

Layer 3:

The thick extremely resilient foam adds cushion and insulation. It absorbs impressions from pockets, buttons and zippers but does not retain moisture.

At least this padding should be heat resistant and durable as you will have to remove all the above layers when it has to be replaced. We advise a hard silicone foam, for the heat resistance of the foam can be improved because of its extremely high silicone content.

Please avoid very cheap silicone foams as their coating only lasts slightly longer than the uncoated foams and may transmit hazardous substances which harm your workers and contaminate the clothing.

Layer 4:

We advise perforated foamed silicone pad. The lower padding protects the above paddings and the clothing from too big heat. 

Layer 5:

Stainless steel mesh. You may even attach a layers of wire screen mesh on the bottom which distributes the steam very good. Also, the mesh bottom layer transfers the heat instantly and uniformally on the entire surface of the pad.

All 5 Layers are breathable exchanging the steam and vacuum very quickly.

If you don’t know what you are looking for, please give us a call. We can make all sizes and shapes for any dry cleaning pressing machine. FS Pad and Cover, Hoffman Utility DC Press FS Pad and Cover, Cissell Utility DC Press FS Pad and Cover, Ajax Utility DC Press FS Pad and Cover, Forenta Utility DC Press. We strive to provide the best quality pressing machine silicone foam sheet products on the market and are sure to provide solutions for your machines.

We hope this information has been useful in deciding how to cover your ironing tables. To learn more, you can also click here for a new detailed blog.

What type of packaging can you get?

blue polyester fabric for vacuum ironing tables and vacuum heat press bed

Our cost-effective standard packaging option is two plies of white woven bags, but for those wanting a bit more protection for their items during shipment, a carton box design can be arranged. However, be aware that this option may lead to higher delivery charges than a normal package.

How can you ensure quality control before ordering in bulk?

High quality control for vacuum iron table foam

This is a common concern among our customers. To guarantee the quality of our ironing table silicone foam sheets, we invite customers to inspect our production line before ordering in bulk. We also provide samples for testing before placing orders, so you can be sure the product meets your requirements perfectly.

How to order soft silicone foam sheet?

If you’ve decided open cell silicone foam sheets are right for your ironing table, ordering is easy. Just visit our website and choose the product that’s right for you. You can also view our full range of open cell silicone foam sheet products and get in touch with us if you have any questions or need further advice.

The purchase order process consists of several compliance checkpoints and approval/input tasks to ensure timely PO processing. Here are the most common purchase order process flow steps:

1. Send out request for quotation (RFQ)

2. Analyze and select products

3. Negotiate contract and send PO

4. Receive and check invoice

5. Authorize invoice and pay the advance

6. Mass production begins

7. Production completion and pay the balance

8. Packing and shipping

9. Goods receiving and record keeping

Purchase Order Process Flow For Open Cell Silicone Foam Sheets For Ironing Tables

Latex foam or silicone foam?

Latex foam can be also used for covering ironing tables due to its extremely elastic property. However, it is not suggested when heat is over 130-140°C. In this regard, silicone foam sheet is much better and can resist heat up to 200°C. Latex foam also tends to be more prone to wear and tear than silicone foam, so it may not last as long when widely used on an industrial ironing table.

Lead Times, Pricing and Payment Terms

Products Lead Times: 

Some items may not be in stock at the time of peak season. Lead times may have higher than normal due to global shortages and chain issues with laundry machine equipment manufacturers.

Pricing Notice:

We strive to stay up to-date on current pricing in order to keep prices low and competitive. Pricing are subject to change anytime. We hold and reserve the right to cancel any order with Parts that have incorrect pricing and or not in stock.

Payment Terms:

We accept payments in the form of online bank transfers, credit cards and PayPal. All payments are due within 30 days from the date of invoice. We also offer bulk discounts for orders over 100 rolls and welcome new customers with special offers.

Conclusion

We custom make foam silicone pads and covers for all of the different press machines throughout the dry cleaning industry and garment factories. We are able to produce this product in a variety of formats to match your needs. We often get requests for this product in sheets, gaskets, strips, rolls, pads, seals and discs to name a few. The highly versatile nature of this product enables you to use it in a variety of applications. We also offer a wide choice of material densities from 100 to 450kg/m3. Each density offers its own unique properties. We always suggest consulting the material spec sheet in order to ensure you select the appropriate density for your application.

We hope this article has helped you in understanding the importance of silicone foam sheets when covering an ironing table and heat transfer machine. If you have any more questions or need assistance in choosing the right outer softening foam for soft clothing finishing uses, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help!  Thank you for reading and we look forward to hearing from you.

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