Made from a variety of proprietary foam formulas, GripWorks’ line of foam grips contains the solution for almost any hand grip application. Styles range from standard foam grips to extruded foam sleeves and tubes. The rubber materials come in a wide variety of formulas, densities, and finishes. The rubber material is processed in-house, fed into the extruder, cured and cooled resulting in soft foam grips, tubes, or GripWrap.
A GripWorks representative can help guide you through the process for designing a foam rubber grip or tube for your application. Standard styles are listed below or you can create a custom foam grip with the help of our design engineering team.
Contoured Foam Hand Grips
Our standard hand-sized foam grips feature a cushiony, contoured design ideal for a wide variety of applications. GripWorks offers numerous stock sizes and styles or can custom make your design for a nominal fee.
Buffed Foam Grips
By buffing off the exterior skin of the tube, we can convert foam tubes into foam grips that have a sponge-like exterior with a suede-like feel.
Foam tubes feature a smooth surface and are not run through the secondary process. They are ideal for applications requiring extra long grips like long handled tools, safety bars, and fitness equipment.
Splined Foam Tubes
Splined foam tubes are manufactured in the same manner and same materials as our standard foam tubes, but feature a ribbed surface that give the grips a different appearance.
Foam Grip Wrap™
Our innovative and durable foam grip wrap is ideal for applications where grips or sleeves cannot be applied in the manufacturing process.
As you may imagine, not all foam grips are created alike. Different rubber and plastic compounds are used to achieve foam materials with very different physical characteristics and properties. At GripWorks, our chemists have spent a significant amount of time developing materials that focus on meeting the unique needs of our clients.
Most of these formulas are available in multiple densities. Density is the measurement of material per cubic inch and it is highly related to the durability and cushion that a grip will possess.
NPVC Foam Grips
Our workhorse material due to its low cost, NPVC foam grips are available in three standard densities to fulfill a large range of applications.
UV-NPVC Foam Grips
This proprietary material results in an economical foam rubber grip that has the same qualities as our NPVC grips with additional outdoor ozone and weather resistant qualities.
EPDM Foam Grips
An industry standard in the foam tubing market, this material is often used for outdoor applications.
Printing, Packaging & More
GripWorks offers a full array of finishing operations to satisfy all of your requirements. The following options are available for all of our foam grips and vinyl grips, including tool grips, handle grips, and just about any grip application possible.