Polyethylene play shapes for PLAY REBELLION displayed at BALTIC Centre For Contemporary Art.
The Exhibition is in Gateshead running 12 October 2019 – 23 February 2020
Play Rebellion is an interactive exhibition where audiences are invited to become active participants and get physical with the artwork, to reconnect with our inner creative geniuses* and generate new possibilities.
PlayShapes are expanded polyethylene foam in both 2D and 3D shapes, there are sixteen 1m cubes which break down into steps, triangles, polygons, ...
REGA RP8 Turntable - Case Study by Kewell Converters
In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in vinyl records, when it seemed likely that CDs and downloaded music heralded their imminent demise.
In 2014, more than a million vinyl records were sold - the first time that figure had been reached since 1996. For that reason, a stylish, state-of-the-art and technically outstanding turntable has become ever more sought after.
KCL is proud to be the company chosen to provide the highly-specialised foam required for the inside of the Rega RP8 Turntable. Rega is already world-renowned for its innovative de...
Marine SELFLOTE Single Carcass Floating Hoses
Kewell has supplied specialist manufactured foams for many marine buoyancy such as ship to shore pipeline connectors for decades. Foam functions particularly well in this environment because of its peculiar combination of mechanical properties, low mass, high flexibility, and durability. Its chemical properties, its relative hydrophobic nature and its inertness and resistance to salt water and chemical degradation make it the ideal material for the delivery of floating hoses around oil installations. The relatively large scale of these applications has meant that Kewell is one of only...
Foam Mobility Transfer Step - Kewell Converters
For anyone reliant on a wheelchair, transferring to and from it, for instance, on to a toilet, dining chair or bed, can be tricky, with or without the help of a carer. Wheelchair footplates, when flipped to one side, leave a drop to the floor which may be difficult for a person to manoeuvre safely.
Our foam mobility transfer step solves this problem. It not only acts as a raised platform to support the feet during transfers, but can become a handy step up to the toilet. It may allow independence for someone who would otherwise need another person's help.
It's light and portable, and...
Cases & Custom Foam Inserts - Kewell Converters
Cases & Custom Foam InsertsKewell Converters Ltd design and manufacture bespoke foam inserts for all sorts of cases, as well as sourcing/supplying cases (Minimum Order Quantities (MOQ's) or Minimum Order Charge (MOC's) may apply) of choice or working from free issue cases together with offering assembling and fit-out/fulfilment service. To this end, we work with the premium case manufacturers and approved distributors/suppliers to offer the most cost efficient solution and practical casing solution to your packing application for the OEM from an array of case options on ...
Masuri Cricket Helmets - R&D and Pilot Runs by Kewell Converters
Masuri, based near Winchester, takes pride in producing a range of helmets which are the most widely used in professional cricket teams across the world.
The helmets are renowned for being light-weight and unsurpassed for comfort, designed meticulously to afford maximum safety for cricket players from every angle. They look great too!
In order to achieve such stringent specifications, Masuri devotes considerable time and budget to research and development, exploring every available innovative technology.
Active Peak Tech and Eyeline Grille are two of Masuri's revolutionary technological ...
Childrens Educational and Imaginative Foam Play Mats
A company called Playforce, based in Melksham, Wiltshire, has, for 15 years been engaged in making fun play environments for children - both for inside and outside primary schools, nurseries and playgroups across the UK.
In consultation with education practitioners, designers and, most important of all, children, they have developed an innovative modular system called Poddely. It can be made into cubes, and prisms or flat surfaces by means of interconnecting tiles.
Here at KCL we have supplied the foam components, cut out of our durable, impact absorbing foam materials - in bright colou...
Bespoke Foam Stool for British Martime Musuem
Recently, Kewell Converters Ltd was commissioned to help design and manufacture a bespoke and colourful set of unique foam stools for a brand new installation at the National Maritime Museum exhibition. Perfect for children to sit on when carrying out research tasks.
We are the preferred and approved foam supplier for many museums, theatres, film and TV productions companies and council events departments.
The company makes specialised packaging for artworks in transit; archive, props and scenery for stage, TV, film and animation sets, and structures for festivals and carnivals.
We also ...
Levi's 501 Foam Street Poster in London
As part of the Levi Jeans Live Unbuttoned 501 campaign in London in 2008, the advertising agency wanted to create a huge multimedia outdoor wall poster, based on the well-known work of art by Katsushika Hokusai - The Great Wave at Kanawaga. This was originally a woodblock print made in the 1830s.
KCL were tasked with fabricating an intricate design of the foam on top of the waves - foam made from foam! Traditional blue Levi jeans were used to represent the sea, in eight-foot high denim waves, all secured on to a foam backing.
The posters were located in Chalk Farm Road, Camden, Wardour St...
Playground Equipment - Foam Target Shapes
Large Ball Skills Panel & Velcro Target Set
Another innovative result of our collaboration with Playforce, a company based in Melksham, Wiltshire, who create imaginative play areas for young children at playgroups, nurseries and primary schools, both indoors and outdoors.
Play is an important part of learning, social development and encouraging physical skills and movement.
These foam targets, produced by Kewell, are made in segments so can be arranged in many formations to suit whatever's going on. They're safe to use, versatile, lightweight and easy to store. They're also durable a...