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Welcome to Acme Sponge Company Online

Welcome to the Acme Sponge Company website.  Acme is a manufacturer and wholesaler of natural sea sponges and synthetic sponges for use in spa, bathing, general cleaning, painting, automotive, hobby, trade use and much more.  On our website you will find information about our products, their uses and about our company.  In addition, you will find information on retailers and where to purchase our products. 

Our Sponge Products

At Acme, we pride ourselves on offering our customers real value in the form of long lasting high quality sponge products that help get the job done right the first time.  We offer the finest products from the finest materials in the world, and we stand behind them. 

The Acme Sponge Company

Please refer to our Catalog for information on specific sponge and chamois products, the Products section for additional information about sponge and chamois products and their uses, or the Brands section for information on what makes our brands better.  Information about our company and its history can be found in the About Us section and we can be contacted directly through the Contact Us page.  Or to purchase our products, the Retailers page provides links to our many fine retailers both on and off line.

Polyester Sponges

Polyester sponges were invented as a result of the discovery of polyester in 1937 by Otto Bayer. Polyester sponge material was originally adopted by the mop industry, which needed a cost effective, absorbent, strong, durable, material that was resistant to harsher cleaning chemicals, oil, and grease. The airy foam, which is similar in structure to natural sea sponges, but more chemically resistant, was then made into utility and kitchen sponges.

Aqua Polyester Sponge Collection
Aqua Polyester Sponge Collection

Polyester sponges remain soft even when dry, are resistant to solvents and chemicals, float, and can be sterilized by boiling. Polyester sponges are elastic, light, economical and durable. And like sea sponges, are extremely soft and come in a variety of shapes and sizes for different types of jobs.

Polyester Sponge Uses

The honeycomb structure of polyester sponges make them super-absorbent ideal for professionals for masonry, drywall, wall papering, tile and grout work, painting and general cleanup. Because of its chemical resistance, flexibility, elasticity and utility, this sponge can be used for all types of masonry, painting, texturing, as well as general cleaning projects. These characteristics also make this type of sponge the obvious choice for all general home, auto and marine applications.

How Polyester Sponges are Made

As a chemical term, Polyester can be broken into poly (meaning many), and ester, (referring to a basic organic chemical compound). A synthetic compound derived from petroleum, water and coal, Polyester was developed in a 20th-century laboratory. Polyester is formed from the chemical reaction of alcohol and an acid where, two or more molecules combine into a larger molecule with a structure that repeats throughout its length.

Ethylene, the primary ingredient used to manufacture polyester, is derived from petroleum. In this process, ethylene is the polymer used in a polymerization process to create the finished polyester. These long chain molecules are extremely strong and stable.

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Acme Synthetic Sponge Products

Synthetic sponges are sponges that are made through a combination of chemical process, as opposed to natural sponges that are simply harvested and processed. Because different types of sponges work better for different applications, Acme offers two different types of synthetic sponge lines in addition to our natural sea sponges. Our Duro-Cel™ line contains different sizes, shapes and formulations of polyester sponges and our Aqua Sponge™ sponges are made from cellulose.

Cellulose and Polyester Synthetic Sponge Material Closeup
Cellulose (left) and Polyester (right) Synthetic Sponge Material Closeup

Polyester Synthetic Sponge Products

Synthetic sponges that are made from polyester foam are very durable, elastic, light, economical and more chemically resistant than other types of sponges. Polyester sponge products are extremely soft, wet or dry, and have a super-absorbent honeycomb structure that make them an ideal choice for masonry, drywall, wallpapering and wall washing. The same properties that make them ideal for these types of applications also make them a good choice for all general home, auto and marine cleaning.

Cellulose Synthetic Sponge Products

Cellulose synthetic sponges, which are some of the most common types of kitchen and cleaning sponges, are exceptionally versatile and available in a variety of colors and shapes. Cellulose sponges are popular because they are extremely absorbent, soft, durable and inexpensive. Cellulose sponge products work well on many different types of surfaces, are great at absorbing and holding onto liquid, and can be sterilized with heat (boiling or microwaving) or an antibacterial soap.

Made from a form of wood pulp, cellulose sponges are not only versatile and durable, but also completely biodegradable. Because they are made from wood pulp, a sustainably harvested material, they are also environmentally friendly. Cellulose synthetic sponges are great for everyday kitchen, bathroom and other household cleaning, as well as for home, construction and specialty manufacturing applications.

Acme Synthetic Sponge Product Lines

Our synthetic sponge products have been developed for many different types of applications that synthetic sponges work best for. We recognize that having the right tool, or sponge, for the job saves time, money and effort, and have developed our Duro-Cel and Aqua brand sponges toward that end.

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Aqua Sponge Brand by Acme

Our Aqua Sponge brand has become the choice of professionals and do-it-yourselfers for all kinds of projects. Polyester sponges are resistant to organic solvents, float, can be sterilized by boiling, and stay soft wet or dry. Our polyester sponges are made from hydrophilated polyester, the most absorbent foam. And because of our Aqua brand sponge’s utility, they are used for all types of masonry, painting, texturing and general cleaning projects; and are the preferred sponge of many professionals.

Aqua Polyester Sponge Collection
Aqua Polyester Sponge Collection

Aqua Sponge Uses

Originating from Greece, our Aqua honeycomb polyester blend sponge offers a soft texture for wiping applications and maximum water retention for transferring water. Because Aqua brand sponges can be used for a wide variety of jobs and last through multiple projects, they are an exceptional value for the cost. Aqua brand sponges are widely used for laying tile, grout work, wall papering, painting, texturing, and general cleaning, as well as pottery and ceramic making. Because the honeycombed polyester Aqua Sponge is resistant to solvents, floats, remains soft, and is extremely durable, they are also an ideal choice for masonry, drywall applications, washing walls, and general cleaning. In addition, they are also great for all general home, auto and marine applications.

Why Aqua Sponge Brand is made from Polyester?

Polyester foam, which was invented in 1937 by Otto Bayer and affectionately referred to as “Ester”, is a dense foam that is absorbent, durable, cost effective, strong, and resistant to harsher cleaning chemicals, grease and oil. Similar in structure to natural sea sponges, this airy foam, was originally adopted by the mop industry and soon after adapted to making kitchen sponges. Sponges made from polyester are durable, light, elastic, economical and more chemically resistant compared to other types of sponges. Polyester sponges are soft, regardless of whether they are wet or dry, and are available in a variety of shapes and sizes for different applications.

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Acme Sponge Retailers

Our genuine sponge products are available from Acme sponge retailers.  Click on the logo of the retailer you prefer to see their selection of Acme products online or to find a retail store near you.

Acme Sponge Retailers Links

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Acme Sponge Product Information

For information on specific sponge  products, please refer to our Catalog . Additional information about our products and their uses may be found in the Products section of our website. For information on our brands, please refer to the Brands section. If you would like information about our company and its history, it can be found in the About Us section. And we can be contacted directly through the Contact Us page. To purchase our products directly, click on any of the Retailer logos above.   Our products are also available from many other leading bath, gift, and paint, hardware, janitorial and equine stores and distributors.

 Acme Product Quality Guarantee

Satisfactory performance is guaranteed. Any natural sponge or chamois product found to be defective will be replaced free of charge by Acme Sponge Company. Replacement will be made upon presentation of product, proof of purchase, package and explanation of dissatisfaction.