What is polyurethane foam?

Polyurethane foam (PU foam) is an open-cell, soft, light-weight and flexible material. Polyurethane foam is manufactured by utilising a composition of polymers joined in the process by urethane. The product is economically beneficial and is versatile for use in a variety of applications.

Strengths of polyurethane foam

This widely used material is:

  • Versatile – polyurethane foam is used in many applications in daily life.
  • Safe to handle – the material is non-toxic.
  • Heat resistant – Alanto supply specifications that require high levels of flame retardant properties.
  • Sealant properties – this material has been adapted for applications requiring protection, cushioning and gap-filling.

What uses does polyurethane foam have?

Many of Alanto’s customers use polyurethane closed cell foam in a variety of different applications, some of which include:

  • Acoustic engineering
  • Air conditioning
  • Duct liners
  • Acoustic enclosures
  • Packaging
  • Presentation cases
  • Logistical supports
  • Acoustic wall panels

Other applications of polyurethane across the world

Polyurethane foam is a commonly used material and has many uses throughout a variety of sectors...

Polyurethane foam is regarded as one of the more widely used organic polymers -mattresses, seating and cushioning for furniture, shoe soles and sportswear are amongst a few of its common applications.

Polyurethane is an excellent building insulation, is ideal for walls and roofs and can reduce overall construction costs.

There are many uses for polyurethane foam in the automotive industry. This material is often used for drive belts, constant velocity boots, lumbar supports, caster wheels and side moulding. The foam is also able to take impact well and is an excellent choice for car seating and improves comfort.

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