Polyurethane Foam

What Is Polyurethane Foam?

Polyurethane foam is a type of expanded plastic which is created by reacting polyol with an isocyanate, though additives can be incorporated to further adjust the properties of the foam; this means polyurethane material is incredibly versatile and has a wide range of applications. Polyurethane can also be made into a sponge; both the polyurethane sponge material and foam form have an open cell structure – the small cells inside the material are filled with gas, making it softer and more pliable.

Gilca produces our polyurethane foam in the form of large blocks or a continuous, extruded shape; this can then be cut into specific shapes or sheets, upon customers’ request. Polyurethane foam can be used for furniture and bedding, as well as the cosmetic industry, whilst it also finds purpose within the automotive and medical industry.

There’s plenty more to discover about polyurethane foam – talk to an experienced member of Gilca today on +44(0) 121 544 1929 or by emailing our team at info@gilca.biz. You can also contact our team by using the contact form above.

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    Polyurethane foam is lightweight and extremely versatile and is used by many industries because of the flexibility of its properties. Its many advantages include: durability, thermal and insulating properties, as well as resistance to solvents and oils.

    Gilca’s customers can choose their own level of density and hardness to meet their specifications and requirements; the unique polymer integrity of Gilca’s AleXon polyurethane foam means it can take on an abrasive and hard form, just as easily as it can be soft and luxurious.

    The processed foam can be cut and moulded into a variety of shapes, including polyurethane foam sheets, blocks, or custom profiles such as castellations, trays, and case forms. Gilca’s polyurethane foam is made without using CFCs, resulting in a high quality foam that protects the environment.

    Advantages Of Polyurethane Foam

    Highly Durable

    Polyurethane foam is highly durable, with an increased wear and tear resistance; for this reason, polyurethane foam can last years – depending on application. Polyurethane sponges, often found in domestic environments such as the kitchen, should be replaced regularly, however.
    Commonly found in car seats and dashboards, sofas, mattresses and carpet underlay, the durability of rigid polyurethane material is an essential feature for its application in parts that cannot easily be replaced regularly.

    Excellent Thermal Capabilities

    Polyurethane foam has thermal capabilities, meaning it is often used in clothing and shoes. Attached to the clothing material through lamination, polyurethane foam provides thermal insulation as well as shaping and softness to the articles of clothing. Being both hypoallergenic and durable, polyurethane material is a suitable choice for this.

    High Quality Insulation Properties

    In the same vein as its thermal capabilities, polyurethane foam is known for its insulating qualities. Used often within construction, this foam insulates hot water pipes, walls, doors and windows within buildings for heat protection. Polyurethane can easily be modified with fire resistant properties to ensure safety is prioritised.

    Additionally, polyurethane foam holds sound insulating properties, and will often be used for acoustic purposes.

    Resistant To Solvents & Oils

    Made from a plastic that is expanded into a foam, polyurethane foam is resistant to solvents and oils that may otherwise damage or jeopardise the integrity of the material.

    Ready to experience the benefits of polyurethane foam for yourself? Reach out and contact a member of our highly skilled and experienced team today by using our simple and easy to use contact form above. You can also get in touch and speak to a member of our team today on +44(0) 121 544 1929 or by emailing us at info@gilca.biz.