Cosmetic Makeup Sponges Technical Specifications
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All products are designed & manufactured in the USA


All products can be made with plant based foam

Customize the world’s highest quality makeup sponges to your exact specifications

Porex has supplied cosmetic makeup sponges to the largest brands and marketers since the industry began. With a passion for innovation, Porex strives to meet the unique needs of all customers using a wide array of patented and proprietary technologies and processes.

  • Made in the USA
  • Custom sizes, textures and shapes available
  • Infusion +® technology allowing the inclusion of a wide range of actives, additives and antimicrobials
  • Sustainable, plant-based raw materials to mitigate environmental impact
  • Adjustable pore structure – from fine to open cell
  • Adjustable densities and quicker rebound
  • Controlled Release Technology for precise payoff and minimal waste
  • Ability to produce vivid colors using Thermochromic, traditional and natural pigments
  • Stain resistant formulas that are easy to clean
  • Latex, Paraben, Phthalate, Sulfate & Gluten Free
  • Vegan and Animal Friendly
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Select from a range of possibilities

Our 100% polyurethane foam comes with a wide set of possibilities from which to customize your cosmetic makeup sponges – both applicators and blenders. If your need is outside of the below ranges, please contact us to discuss. The below ranges are the most common specifications for makeup sponges, but we are always open to review needs that fall outside these ranges. If you are interested in receiving samples representing various specifications, please contact us via the form below.

Material100% Polyurethane Foam
Cell count
(pores per inch)
100 – 250
Durometer Shore000 – 20-80*
Recovery TimeASTM D3574 Test M <5 seconds
Tear Strength300-1400N/m
Tensile Strength10-60 PSI (90-425 kPa)
(Ball Rebound Test)
ASTM D 3574 Test H – 5-15%
Indentation Force
Deflection Test
Specific Deflection
(25%/65%) – 15-35/35-95 lbs**
Volume Expansion2-63.5mm
Density5-14 lbs***
*as measured by STC-QI-GFTM SD-1000
**Support Factor – 2.6-3
***Test A – 75-130kg/m3, 4.75-8lbs/ft3
***ASTM D 3574

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