Polyurethane foam


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polyurethane foam

[¦päl·ē′yu̇r·ə‚thān ′fōm]
(materials)
A solid or spongy cellular material produced by the reaction of a polyester (such as glycerin) with a diisocyanate (such as toluene diisocyanate) while carbon dioxide is liberated by the reaction of a carboxyl with the isocyanate; used for thermal insulation, soundproofing, and padding.

Polyurethane foam

Insulation material made from polyol and isocyanate and a blowing agent that causes it to expand, typically sprayed into wall cavities or sprayed on roofs.

polyurethane foam

A thermoplastic cellular material especially used for thermal insulation in buildings.
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Model predictive performance of filled flexible polyurethane foam, American Journal of Polymer Science 5(1): 1-9.
Kroke, "Methyl-DOPO--a new flame retardant for flexible polyurethane foam," Polymers for Advanced Technologies, vol.
The automotive segment accounted for the largest share of the microcellular polyurethane foam market.
Headquartered in Norton, Ohio, Fomo Products was founded in 1975 and is a manufacturer of low pressure one- and two-component polyurethane foam sealants, adhesives, pour-in-place and spray foam in pressurised, disposable, and refillable packaging.
Three types of polyurethane foam, which are usually used as core material in a sandwich structure, were considered and are referred to here as Foam A, Foam B, and Foam C.
The polyurethane foam insulant helps to bond the inner and outer cavity leaves together, providing structural stability to the building.
The polyurethane foam samples were analyzed using a Varian ProStar HPLC system using a PLgel 5mm mixed C column.
Polyurethane foam is primarily used as a cost-effective and highly energy-efficient insulation for appliances and homes, as well as for commercial roofing systems.
The formal name for recycled carpet padding is bonded polyurethane foam, or re-bond carpet padding.
But he has rarely let such interests take technical control, to explore in depth the plasticity and texture of a particular medium--in the case of his most recent exhibition, poured polyurethane foam. The show comprised three full rooms of fifty works (all 2003): Some of them simply failed, were lumpish, slapdash, inert; and some were among the most beautiful things Orozco has yet made.
They included the American Furniture Manufacturers Association, (AFMA), the Alliance for Polyurethane Institute, (API), the Polyurethane Foam Association, the Flame Retardant Chemicals Association, the Fabric Coalition, the American Textile Manufacturers Institute (ATMI), and the Non-Woven Fabrics Association.