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Polyurethane Foams

Editor's note:  People often have a negative response when they hear the word foam.  It may be from the 1970's when polyurethane foam was often confused with urea formaldehyde foam or because it was originally made with CFC blowing agents.  FOAM-TECH's polyurethane foam has no formaldehydes and has not been made with CFCs since 1993, well before the Environmental Protection Agency required it.  FOAM-TECH has pioneered and now has SUPERGREEN FOAM™ with zero ozone depletion materials.

See American Medical Association on Toxicity and Comparative Analysis Gives HCF’s High Marks for more details

Field-Applied Polyurethane Foams Has Also

Field applied polyurethane foam is a spray-applied or injected rigid plastic building insulation which has all the desired components for a quality thermal envelope.  These include:

  • High R-value per inch.

  • Vapor control.

  • Air infiltration sealing.

  • Added strength

No other insulation system consistently provides the field installed performance levels of field-applied polyurethane foam plastics.  Urethanes do not suffer from significant R-value drift caused by wind and low ambient temperatures.

Application of Polyurethane Foams

  • Sprayed onto open surfaces

  • Injected* into closed cavities of walls of wood, sheetrock and masonry block

  • Stress-skin Panels

  • Rigid Foam Board

  • Foam Sealant

* Complete blind cavity fill is guaranteed by FOAM-TECH by using infrared video thermal scan as we work - a FOAM-TECH quality-control process.
For more information, read “Infrared Thermography as quality control for foamed-in-place insulation.” This white paper was presented by Henri Fennell at the Thermosense XI conference.

Properties of Polyurethane Foams

  • Polyurethane foam adheres directly to all building material surfaces forming a seamless and permanent coverage over and around any complex shape.

  • Polyurethane foams form a continuous monolithic air barrier that remains for the life of the building.

  • Polyurethane foams form a continuous monolithic vapor retarder, providing damp proofing and flashing detail flexibility.

  • Polyurethane foams form a continuous water-proof barrier resistant to damage from wind driven bulk moisture infiltration.

  • Polyurethane foams provide a higher R-value per inch than any other field-installed insulation materials.

  • Polyurethane foams provide a complete superior-performance 1-step insulation system installed by a single trade that results in the benefit of one contractor accountable for thermal envelope performance.

  • Polyurethane foams (closed-cell) can be installed to add shear and compressive strength to building envelopes.

See: Blowing Agent in Polyurethane Foams

FOAM-TECH Alliances

FOAM-TECH works with Preferred Foam Products, Inc., Preferred Solutions, Inc. and many other manufacturers of quality polyurethane systems to acquire high performance insulation products.

DEMILEC USA, 7825 Carlisle Drive, Hanover Park, Il 60103, - (708) 837-1886
Preferred Foam Products, Inc., 140 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, CT  06413, - (860) 669-3626