Polyurethane Foam

New England Foam supplies, converts and fabricates the following types of polyurethane foam:

  1. Polyether (Ether
    • 0.9 pcf +/- 0.1 w/ 24-34# IFD (1034) Data
      • Largest sheet size = 54″ x 82″
    • 1.1 pcf +/- 0.05 w/ 22-32# IFD (1234 A/S) Data
      • Largest sheet size = 54″ x 82″
    • 1.2 pcf +/- 0.05 w/ 32-39# IFD (1235 CM) Data
      • Largest sheet size = 54″ x 82″
    • 1.45 pcf +/- 0.05 w/ 40-48# IFD (1544 CM) Data
      • Largest sheet size = 82″ x 108″
    • 1.45 pcf +/- 0.05 w/ 75-90# IFD (Flex) Data
      • Largest sheet size = 54″ x 82″
    • 1.5 pcf +/- 0.05 w/ 75-85# IFD (Flex A/S) Data
      • Largest sheet size = 54″ x 82″
    • 1.9 pcf +/- 0.05 w/ 85-105# IFD (GX2000) Data
      • Largest sheet size = 82″ x 108″
    • 4.0 pcf +/- 10% w/ 77-91# IFD (4.0 SEN) Data
      • Largest sheet size = 54″ x 72″
      • UL94/HF-1 Compliant

  2. Polyester (Ester)
    • 1.9 pcf +/- 0.10 (S82N) Data
      • Largest sheet size = 54″ x 108″
      • UL94/HF-1 Compliant
    • 2.0 pcf +/- 0.10 (LS-2) Data
      • Largest sheet size = 54″ x 72″
      • UL94/HF-1 Compliant, Anti-Static (A/S) & Clickable
    • 4.0 pcf +/- 0.10 (4.0 N) Data
      • Largest sheet size = 54″ x 72″
      • UL94/HF-1Compliant
  3. Filter (Reticulated)
  4. Furniture (Upholstery)
    • 1.2 pcf
      • Largest sheet size = 54” x 82”
    • 1.5 pcf
      • Largest sheet size = 82” x 108”
    • 1.8 pcf
      • Largest sheet size = 82” x 108”
    • 2.6 pcf
      • Largest sheet size = 82” x 108”

5. Rebonded (Rebond)

  • 4 pcf
    • Largest sheet size = 48” x 72”
  • 6 pcf
    • Largest sheet size = 48” x 72″
  • Additional dimension available upon request

Types of Polyurethane Foam Available

1034-Charcoal-Polyether

1034-Charcoal-Polyether

1034-White-Polyether

1034-Blue-Polyether

1034-Blue-Polyether

1034-Yellow-Polyether

1034-Yellow-Polyether

1240-Pink-A/S-Polyether

1240-Pink-A/S-Polyether

#2-Blue-Polyester

2.0#-Blue-Polyester

#4-Charcoal-Polyester

2.0#-Charcoal-Polyester

#4-Charcoal-Polyester

4.0#-Charcoal-Polyester

#4-Gray-Polyether

4.0#-Gray-Polyether

4.0#-Rebonded-PU

6.0#-Rebonded-PU

1235-CM-Blue-Polyether

1235-CM-Blue-Polyether

1544-CM-Gray-Polyether

1544-CM-Gray-Polyether

Flex-Charcoal-Polyether

Flex-Charcoal-Polyether

Flex-Blue-Polyether

Flex-Blue-Polyether

1835-White-Furniture

1835-White-Furniture

2635-Light-Blue-Furniture

2635-Light-Blue-Furniture

2635-Light-Blue-Furniture

2645-Light-Blue-Furniture

2665-Light-Blue-Furniture

2665-Light-Blue-Furniture

GX1000-Yellow-Polyether

10-PPI-Black-Polyether

10-PPI-Black-Polyether

20-PPI-Black-Polyether

20-PPI-Black-Polyether

30-PPI-Black-Polyether

40-PPI-Black-Polyether

40-PPI-Black-Polyether

80-PPI-Black-Polyether

80-PPI-Black-Polyester

90-PPI-White-Polyester

90-PPI-White-Polyester

Characteristics of Polyurethane Foam

Polyurethane foam, also known as Urethane Foam, Foam Rubber, PU, PUF, PUR & FPF, is a flexible, open-cell type of foam that has a near-infinite amount of applications due to the following characteristics:

  • Compressibility
  • Cushioning
  • Energy absorption
  • Fabricatibility
  • Flexibility
  • Insulating
  • Light-weight
  • Low thermal conductivity
  • Low water vapor transmission
  • Resiliency
  • Sound absorption
  • Vibration dampening

Polyurethane Foam

Polyurethane foam is more than just a simple cushioning material. Aesthetically pleasing, yet still providing adequate protection & enough support to counteract the weight of an object or person, polyurethane foam can be manufactured to provide varying degrees of comfort, support & durability.

In addition to fabricating polyurethane foam products to custom designed specifications, New England Foam stocks polyurethane foam in buns, in densities ranging from 1 to 6 pounds per cubic foot (PCF) & those colors most requested: pink, blue and charcoal.

Additional densities and custom colors, anti-static, conductive &/or electrostatic dissipative (ESD) types of polyurethane foam are also available upon request.

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Primary Applications for Polyurethane Foam

Polyurethane foam should be durable enough to maintain its form without losing its original, cushioning properties, even after repeated impacts.

The ability to manipulate the physical properties of polyurethane foam during manufacture makes it the ideal material for the bedding and furniture.

The packaging industry uses polyurethane foam’s capacity for its ability to absorb shocks repeatedly while retaining its original cushioning properties.

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Polyester Foam vs. Polyether Foam

Traditionally, polyester foam has a higher “tensile” strength than its polyurethane foam counterpart, polyether foam.  Polyester foam is also more resistant to hydrocarbons & alcohols than polyether foam.

In applications where the polyurethane foam will come into contact with gases, such as oxygen, nitrogen &/or carbon dioxide, the polyurethane foam should be manufactured with polyester-based polyols.

In applications where the polyurethane foam will come into contact with a liquid-based solution, the polyurethane foam should be manufactured with polyether-based polyols.

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Manufacturing Polyurethane Foam

The Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA.org) identifies polyurethane foam as “the reaction of two key chemicals, a polyol & an isocyanate with water.”

These two compounds are combined with the other key ingredients & mixed together with the assistance of a blowing agent.

The foaming begins instantly with the expanding formation of a bubbly froth.

The froth hardens; resulting is a slabstock bun of polyurethane foam ready for fabrication.

This all happens in a matter of minutes & is similar to bread rising.

It is during this manufacturing process that flame retardant additives can be introduced to meet various fire code standards, as well as anti-microbial, anti-static, conductive and electrostatic dissipative (ESD) additives.

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