foamed plastic

foamed plastic

[¦fōmd ′plas·tik]
(materials)

foamed plastic, plastic foam

1. A plastic expanded chemically, mechanically, or thermally, to form a lightweight closed-cell structure; used as thermal insulation. Also see chemically foamed plastic.
2. A resin in a sponge form, either flexible or rigid, with cells that are either closed or interconnected.
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This sort of computer simulation is standard practice when it comes to solid plastic parts, but the industry is still in the early stages of developing simulation tools for foamed plastic parts, explained Fallon.
It also stipulated that all cladding panels shall be tested and approved for their combustibility and flame spread classification at the maximum thickness intended for use and intended assemblies and shall not contain foamed plastic insulation at its core.
Fiberglass was closely followed by foamed plastic, with market revenue estimated to reach USD 26.
Demand for foamed plastic insulation, which accounted for the second largest share of the market in 2011, is expected to rise 7.
However, more recently, it was realized that a foamed plastic part produced with very low gas content has advantages over conventional foamed parts including greatly improved surface quality--due to a delay of cell nucleation--and a higher modulus and ultimate stress due to a thick skin layer [19].
From the beer cooler at the bow to flotation devices and bumpers, life on the sea often involves light, white foamed plastic, commonly known by the trademark Styrofoam.
This will mean that mouldings made from the foamed plastic beads that JSP supplies can be used on trim and structural applications inside the car without needing a surface of a different material to be applied.
Polyisocyanurate is a closed-cell foamed plastic insulating core that is sandwiched between organic or inorganic felt facers, glass fiber mat facers, or glass-fiber-reinforced aluminum foil facers.
Another specialized coloring application addressed by PolyOne is foamed plastic lumber.
New from Buckhorn Custom Molding is EverKote[TM]--wood encased in foamed plastic for a stronger, more durable post that resists warping, moisture, and pests.
Services range from design and production of material handling products to custom solutions for unrelated products such as EverKote[TM] -- a line of wooden posts encased in foamed plastic.