plastic foam

plastic foam

[′plas·tik ′fōm]
(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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Sue Caro, from the Justice4Grenfell campaign, said: "The trust, when she was a director, endorsed plastic foam insulation, the very substance believed to be responsible for the rapid and deadly spread of the fire at Grenfell.
is also seeing more interest in molded plastic foam from automotive customers.
The law states that fire safety measures are required for the manufacture, storage, handling and use of hazardous materials, such as cellulose nitrate plastic of any kind, combustible fibers, cellular materials, such as foam, rubber, sponge and plastic foam, combustible liquids or gases, flammable paints, varnishes, stains and organic coatings, and metallic magnesium in any form, among others.
Following self-guided research on plastic foam, the material which countless cafeteria trays are made from, 300 Incline Village Elementary School (Nev.
Polystyrene accounts for almost two-fifths of demand for plastic foam and will maintain a sizable share of the market through the forecast period based on its excellent protective and insulative capabilities, moisture resistance, and low cost.
A subcommittee of the City Council recommends a local law that prohibits the plastic foam, which isn't biodegradable, go into effect July 1, 2015.
Materials scientists in Texas have developed flexible coatings mere billionths of a meter thick that keep cotton clothing from going up in flames and plastic foam from melting.
Other uses include plastic foam blowing and as a cleaning material and for removing moisture from compressed air.
In central and eastern Europe, it is most common to isolate facades with plastic foam, whereas Rockwool's intention is to expand the use of stone wool in facade isolation, the company commented.
Someone actually wants that unwelcome Christmas castoff - plastic foam - but only if you don't have too much.
It was made of plastic foam and fibreglass over a steel frame, which is all that remained.
The customer, a major Canadian re-manufacturer of computer equipment had been using current plastic foam in place technology as their packaging medium.