Why is the glue stitched versus a straight glue edge across the seam between the foam and the shell?
- Structurally the polyurethane glue is not needed. The shell and foam is a form fit. It takes over 200 lbs of pressure to press the foam into the shell. To position the foam, the shell has “spikes” molded into the underside of the top, and then a high-strength durable hot melt adhesive makes sure that the foam is held in place for the life of the product.
- The 3″ sides are not flat to provide more strength for the shell. The indentions on each side of the shell increases the pads structural strength. In combination with its dense foam core, the design brings the pad its incredible weight capacity.
- With these indentions, by design we have stitched the polyurethane glue to the surface of the indented edges simply for esthetics. Hugging each edge to the foam makes it uniform, neat, and structurally sound.
Will there be insects, bugs or bees nesting between the foam and the shell?
The foam has an insecticide formulated inside of it and we do not anticipate any type of insects, bugs or bees finding the ArmorPad as a home.