CFOAM Carbon Foam is made from an inorganic form of carbon that has a very high hardness. In addition, its cellular structure makes it a great candidate for a wide spectrum of abrasive applications from a cosmetic exfoliation to the polishing of glass, metals, and the removal of paints.
CFOAM Carbon Foam is a rigid foam which can be machined to simple or complex shapes. In addition, its open pore structure allows a liquid to be passed through the foam flushing away abraded particles and cooling the surface.
The inherent inertness of Carbon Foam allows for its use with a wide range of solvents even at high temperature.
Touchstone personnel have been using CFOAM carbon foam to clean gas grills for years and they find it works great. CFOAM carbon foam removes the black baked-on carbon along with rust, leaving the iron or steel racks clean and shiny.
A Touchstone researcher who collects antique tractors discovered that CFOAM carbon foam is an excellent material for the removal of paint and rust from old rusty tractors. In fact, since then, Touchstone has experimented with using CFOAM technology to clean all kinds of metal surfaces.
CFOAM carbon foam can be used as a cosmetic exfoliant to remove dry and excess skin. Many of the Touchstone family have been using CFOAM carbon foam for cosmetic purposes for years. CFOAM carbon foam can also be used as an abrasive for the filing and shaping of the nails during a manicure or pedicure.
CFOAM carbon foam resembles a pumice stone – only black instead of white. It has an advantage over pumice in that its cell size and morphology can be tailored to optimize the product for a particular application.
CFOAM carbon foam has a microstructure visually similar to pumice, but can be engineered to a broader spectrum of cell sizes and morphology. Touchstone is seeking partners who would like to incorporate this abrasive technology into their product line. Touchstone Research Laboratory is equipped to assist in the product development or the technology insertion.
CFOAM® is a registered trademark of Carbon Innovations, LLC.
CFOAM® products may be covered under the following patents with more patents pending:
6,656,238 – 6,656,239 – 6,689,470 – 6,749,652 – 6,814,765 – 6,833,011 – 6,833,012 –
6,849,098 – 6,860,910 – 6,861,151 – 6,869,455 – 6,899,970 – 7,192,537 – 7,247,368