13th Dec 2021

Foam Arm Positioning, Support and Pressure Cushions

We recently worked with a global company that focuses on the safety and comfort of patient positioning products for a variety of surgical procedures. They provide the highest quality products ensuring responsiveness and flexibility and came to Zouch looking for a foam that would be suitable for the medical environment.

Non-Toxic Open-Cell Polyurethane foam is an excellent, low-cost choice when it comes to the need for single-use cushioning for medical and surgical use, and offers an array of benefits alongside comfort for patients.

Benefits of Open-Cell Polyurethane foam


Our medical-grade foams are all non-toxic, chemically inert and latex-free.


Exclusively made for contact with the skin and designed for medical and surgical use.


High in density and exceptionally durable— even for single-use — our foams withstand wear and tear and are robust for patient protection. Our broad range of densities offers many custom options for foam shape to redistribute pressure at critical points along the arm.


Super soft when in contact, breathable and supportive, open-cell foam is extremely comfortable and eases pressure and is efficient at wicking moisture.

No fibres

Open-cell foam leaves no residual fibres during surgical procedures.

Violet Open Cell Foam with cut out slots for flexibility.
Violet Open Cell Foam.

Our client’s brief was for arm positioning foam and when in use, it is used to relieve pressure for patients during surgery or when resting for maximum comfort. The cushions reduce and distribute pressure for the patient while in the prone or supine position.

It was essential for the foam to be comfortable and relieve pressure for the patient as well as hypoallergenic for contact with the skin. Whilst low-cost and single-use, it’s very durable which means no wear and tear, as well as no residual fibre from the foam during surgical procedures.

Other foam positioning applications

  • Egg box foam that can provide extra padding and comfort.
  • Chest and pelvic rolls to allow for free movement of the abdomen
  • Adjustable prone leg cushion to accommodate different leg lengths
  • Lateral head support to reduce pressure on the patient’s head
  • Face blocks for stability and comfort in the prone position
Violet Open Cell Foam.

Here at Zouch, our highly advanced technical open-cell foams are trusted by medical and health professionals across the world. They deliver smart, specialist benefits at a competitive price, while we deliver a customised, consultative service, fully focused on what you need – from the most effective materials on the market to bespoke products created just for you and your business.

Our bespoke, problem-solving approach has secured exciting projects with award-winning global brands, unlocking their potential and empowering them to grow creatively and strategically.

We offer environmentally friendly, hypoallergenic, quality foam products to suit all sectors of the health sector. Get in touch with our expert team to discuss your specific application and we will support you from prototype to customer-ready product.

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