Flexible polyurethane foam is best known for providing comfort to everyone, every day.
It is best known for its application in the manufacturing of mattresses, upholstered furniture and car seats providing comfort and support. Unfortunately, for polyurethane, we enjoy the benefits of hundreds of objects made from it, and we do not even realise. The applications of polyurethane are virtually endless, ranging from small but essential items such as sponges in the kitchen, medical dressings to large filters in generators and soundproofing systems that keep our environment clean and quiet.
Polyurethane is the most popular member of the wide-ranging and highly applicable family of polymers or plastics. Polyurethane can be solid with a broad range of densities or can have an open cellular structure, in which case it is called foam and foams can be flexible or rigid.
The manufacturing of polyurethane is a complicated process but in the simplest form, polyurethane foam is made by reacting polyols and diisocyanates, both of these products are derived from crude oil. To make the necessary changes to the PU, a mixture of additives are incorporated to produce high-quality PU foam products, depending on the application the foam.
We supply flexible Polyurethane foams which are provided in sheets or custom made kits for core heating acoustic insulation, cut on our water jets or with our die press to suit customer specifications.
Polyurethane foam is insoluble, with a high ignition point and a high-temperature range. Polyurethane foams can also be incorporated in composites with a self-adhesive backing and a polymeric anti-vibration layer. Custom Kits can be supplied with a full range of protective or cosmetic facing to suit the installation environment.