Duocel® Foam

What is Duocel Foam?

Duocel® foam is an open celled structure made up of interconnected ligaments that form cells with open pores. Duocel® can be made from different metals, carbon, and ceramics; each designed to deliver a unique set of chemical and physical properties. The Duocel® foam structure is tailored to offer customized performance for a broad range of applications. 

Duocel® foams are highly repeatable and have been proven in a variety of applications over the last 55 years. 

Learn more about the structure of Duocel® foam on our Foam Basics page. 


Duocel Metal Foam

Metal foam can be made from a variety of metal alloys and is great for applications requiring a high structural integrity. The characteristics of each metal foam can be tailored to deliver custom strength, surface area, flow, and heat transfer properties, making them ideal solutions for energy absorption, multifunctional structures, separators, and heat exchanger applications. 

Duocel® metal foams are unique among most metal foams due to their solid ligaments, open cells, and tightly controlled density. The solid ligaments result in a high structural integrity not typical of sintered or hollow ligament foams. The open cell structure allows for fluid flow that can not be done with closed cell foam. Duocel’s tightly controlled density, coupled with its solid ligaments, allows the strength of the structure to customized for a variety of design requirements.   

Duocel® metal foam can be made from various alloys including aluminum, copper, steel, Inconel, tin, gold, silver, and many others. The most common type of metal foam is 6000 series aluminum because it offers an ideal mix of strength, ductility, and compatibility with many systems.  

All of our materials are proudly 100% Made in the USA.

Duocel Carbon (RVC) Foam

Carbon foam, also known as Reticulated Vitreous Carbon (RVC), is an almost pure carbon structure offering high surface area and high electrical conductivity.

Carbon is inert, making it compatible with a wide range of chemicals. This combination of properties makes RVC great for electrode applications. 

All of our materials are proudly 100% Made in the USA.

Duocel Ceramic foam

Ceramic foam offers a rigid, permeable structure that can withstand extremely high temperatures. Duocel® ceramic foam can be made from silicon carbide (SiC), Silicon Nitride (SiN4), Boron Nitride, and many more ceramic materials.

The most common ceramic foam is SiC and used high temperature flow applications. 

All of our materials are proudly 100% Made in the USA.