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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The Court has stayed in favor of arbitration all claims from customers that directly purchased Flexible Polyurethane Foam (including carpet cushion or carpet underlay) directly from Mohawk Industries, Inc.
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Shen Tian, environmental, health and safety engineer, Bayer MaterialScience LLC, is co-author of "Meeting the need for sustainable building design: Final results from SPFA's industry-wide LCA and EPD project for spray polyurethane foam insulation and roofing.
Bayer MaterialScience LLC has rejoined the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) and will support its efforts to raise industry standards for spray foam application training and certification.
The SPFA has designed a spray foam insulation contractor certification program that requires applicators to have the necessary background, training, and testing to install spray polyurethane foam safely.
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Sole North American manufacturer of HFC-245fa, sold as Enovate 3000, the dominant zero ozone-depletion potential (ODP) blowing agent for rigid polyurethane foams Used in pour-in-place appliance insulation (refrigerators and water heaters).
Flexible and rigid polyurethane foams will remain dominant, together accounting for nearly two-thirds of all polyurethane demand.
Scapa Medical now offers Medifix 4005/868, a single coated medical grade, pressure-sensitive polyurethane foam tape for direct skin applications.
Besides the petition for an upholstered furniture flammability standard, NASFM in May 1999 petitioned for a labeling rule for polyurethane foam used in upholstered furniture.