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What is "ILD" - Definition & Explanation

Indentation Load Deflection (ILD) refers to the firmness of a piece of foam. The lab puts a 4" x 15" x 15" piece of foam on a flat surface. Then a round metal plate, 8" in diameter, pushes down on that piece of foam. The amount of pounds of pressure it takes to squeeze the 4" piece of foam to 3 inches (25% compression) is referred to as the ILD. A low ILD, such as 10, doesn't offer much resistance and is an extremely soft piece of foam. A piece of foam that takes 46 pounds of pressure

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