Are Foam-iT! rigid foams "closed cell" or "open cell"?

Article courtesy of Smooth-On, Inc.

Foam-iT! foams are closed cell. Closed cell foams provide a better surface finish, especially when backpressure is applied during casting. Closed cell foams also provide better water resistance.


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