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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A new processing method of polyurethane foam had been proposed by Park and Youn [2-4] to produce a cellular structure by applying ultrasonic excitation to the nitrogen gas supersaturated liquid.
2]-based polyols that can be used to produce polyurethane foam for mattresses," Rubino says.
Brian Karlovich, product safety representative, Bayer MaterialScience LLC, presented "A Proposed Methodology for Development of Building Re-Occupancy Guidelines Following Installation of Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation" at the 2010 UTECH North America Exhibition in Houston.
Under the agreement with South Korean company SK Chemicals Co Ltd, Rogers will acquire a 90% majority share of its business unit SK Utis Co Ltd, a supplier of polyurethane foam solutions for portable communications, entertainment and industrial applications.
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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).
Since 1960, General Foam Corporation (GFC) has been a leading United States manufacturer of flexible polyurethane foams.
Another company is phasing out CFCs as blowing agents in its production of many of its rigid polyurethane foams, which are used as insulation in products such as water heaters, refrigerators, and roofing materials.
Lumex Platinum Care is made of a high-density, antimicrobial, virgin polyurethane foam with a soflux butyl-backed, nylon top cover.
Rigid, closed-cell, polyurethane foam consists of interconnected polyurethane plates.
We are very excited to introduce several of our newest additives for use in polyurethane foam," said Tony Lanchak, Global Business Director - Urethane Additives, Momentive Performance Materials.