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Jun 6

Mountmaking Forum ›Ethafoam to ship to NZ


Penny 6/8/11

Hi, our ethafoam supplies are running low, and we are unable to source any more at a decent size per sheet in New Zealand. I guess there is not sufficent demand for suppliers here. And a company in Australia want to charge us 600$ for not even a full size sheet. Has anyone got a good supplier to ship to overseas, and what density and size sheet are you getting? Thanks for any help,

Penny Angrick

Object Support Preparator - Mountmaker Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Tory Street PO Box 467 Wellington New Zealand



Steve Briscoe 6/8/11

We use Foam Distributors in the Bay Area. 510-471-5501 Don't know if they could handle oversees. Maybe if you order enough... We order 4' x 9' planks of 1/2,1 and 2" as well as rolls of the thinner stuff. Generally we use the 1.5 or 3lb density but they can get the 6 and 9lb. Steve Steve Briscoe Chief Preparator, History Department Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA  94607 ph. 510.238.2244 <> fax 510.238.3044

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Penny 6/8/11

Thanks Steve, we normally use Ethafoam 220, do you know what this translate to? Cheers, Penny



Ashley 6/8/11

220 is 2.2 lb density, Ethafoam 400 is 4 lb, 600 - 6 lb etc... The 2.2 has been the traditional industry standard in the US for crate cushioning.

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Penny 6/8/11

Thanks guys, of course that makes sense. I did an inquiry at the Foam Distributers in the Bay, I see if they get back to me. Penny



Suzi McG 6/13/11

Hi Penny,

I talked to my local foam people, San Antonio Foam Fabricators and she said they could do overseas shipping.  Here is their contact info:


Good luck and let us know how it goes.

Best, Suzi

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