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Smithers-Oasis Engineered Products

Engineered Products is a division of Smithers-Oasis which focuses on the development and application of foam technology. Smithers-Oasis manufactures and sells products used in the floral, grower, biomedical, post-harvest, and specialty markets.

History of Smithers-Oasis

In 1954, our founder Vernon Smithers developed an innovative foam product. This new product was a rigid foam that had the ability to absorb and retain water. He was able to find a market segment that valued his new product in the floral industry. This innovation allowed florists, designers, event planners, and party hosts to move away from what was then the norm when it came time to make flower arrangements – chicken wire and newspapers– to a new water absorbing foam.

In the 1970s, we entered the horticulture industry by designing and engineering a foam that mimicked the properties of soil.  The new foam product had larger, more open cells and allowed the foam to drain like traditional soil. This new grower-type foam was designed for a broad spectrum of plant applications.

In the 1990s, we continued to improve and innovate foam technology with different densities and compression strengths to fit new applications and market segments like impression and packaging foam.

We look forward to working and partnering with you to solve your unique applications.