Foam roller wholesaling guide: EVA, TPE, PU, PVC foam rollers

September 10, 2021

If you are a purchaser or buyer of foam rollers for the first time, you first need to know the types and materials of foam rollers. In fact, it is easy to distinguish from the appearance, roughly divided into smooth and flat surface, raised-dots surface, uneven surface and mixed surface. Among them, the raised-dots foam roller is the most popular one, so when we are selecting foam rollers, we recommend this first. (know about how to use a foam roller to release a hip pain)

Foam Roller Material Price ApplicabilityHardnessComfort
Waved EVA Foam RollerEVA⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Grid Foam RollerTPE+PVC⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Viberating Pumped Foam RollerPU+EVA+PVC
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
2 in1 Hollow one+Soft oneTPE+PVC⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Wavar Foam Rollers

Get to know different types of foam rollers

Smooth foam roller

The surface of this foam roller is completely smooth, without any bump design, with soft density and medium hardness. Most of this foam roller is EVA/EPP material, if you touch it will have a soft feeling, suitable for most groups.

Raised-dots foam roller

The most popular and best-selling foam roller. The surface texture is relatively soft or medium hardness, with slightly raised spots on the surface, which makes people feel painful when using it, but it can be tolerated. It is suitable for most groups, such as office workers with fitness habits. Most of this foam roller is EVA/EPP material. This kind of foam roller is often purchased by buyers and is very popular among customers.

Deep tissue foam roller

This kind of foam roller has a relatively convex spike design on the surface of the foam roller. This kind of foam roller has good hardness and is more suitable for people who require deeper muscle massage after training. Otherwise, Injuries or bruises are counterproductive results one may get, so it is suitable for fewer people, such as dancers, or for body parts not sensitive.

Mixed surface foam roller

This kind of foam roller has three designs of flat surface, micro points and spike points. People who have different massage needs for subtle parts, such as the calf the thighs, the waist, and the shoulders, this is a good one. It can be said to be an economical and multifunctional foam roller. Its surface is generally soft EVA, and the inner column is made of PVC.

Electric foam roller (know more about vibrating foam rollers and nonelectric foam roller)

The electric foam roller is mainly equipped with electric equipment on a general foam roller, which is more convenient to use. It can have a massage effect on the massage part with no need for your weight. More importantly, the massage is deeper and more in place, but it is not suitable to roll the joint position. The surface is generally designed to strengthen the massage effect.


Wholesaling material guide of foam rollers

After knowing the type of foam roller, the material what concerns buyers the most should be its material. There are two materials for producing foam rollers, EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), also known as poly (ethylene-vinyl acetate) (PEVA), is the copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate). and EPP. EVA, whose chemical name is ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer, is characterized by good flexibility, shockproof and anti-slip effects, and is generally used in sneakers, refrigerator ducts, and gas pipe products. It has some of the properties of a low density polyethylene but increased gloss (useful for film), softness and flexibility. The material is generally considered non-toxic. Because of its softness and low price, the foam shaft using EVA material is the most popular and best-selling on the market. And what is more, EPP, Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) is a highly versatile closed-cell bead foam that provides a unique range of properties, including outstanding energy absorption, multiple impact resistance, thermal insulation, buoyancy, water and chemical resistance, exceptionally high strength to weight ratio and 100% recyclability, polypropylene plastic foam material. It is not as soft as EVA material, but has good resilience. Because it is more environmentally friendly, the price is slightly more expensive than EVA foam rollers.


As a professional wholesaler of foam rollers, Wavar are capable to ;provide various types of foam rollers. Welcome to contact us.