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

  • 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

  • Polyester (Ester)
    • 1.6 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

  • Filter (Reticulated)
  • Furniture (Upholstery)
    • 1.2 pcf
      • Largest sheet size = 54” x 82”
      • California Technical Bulletin 117
    • 1.5 pcf
      • Largest sheet size = 82” x 108”
      • California Technical Bulletin 117
    • 1.8 pcf
      • Largest sheet size = 82” x 108”
      • California Technical Bulletin 117
    • 2.6 pcf
      • Largest sheet size = 82” x 108”
      • California Technical Bulletin 117

  • Rebonded (Rebond)
    • 4 pcf
      • Largest sheet size = 48” x 72”
    • 6 pcf
      • Largest sheet size = 48” x 72”
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Types of Polyurethane Foam Available (Filter, Furniture, Polyester, Polyether & Rebond)

1034-Charcoal-Polyether-Foam 1034-White-Polyether-Foam 1034-Blue-Polyether-Foam 1034-Yellow-Polyether-Foam 1240-Pink-Polyether-Foam 1240-Red-Polyether-Foam
1034-Charcoal-Polyether 1034-White-Polyether 1034-Blue-Polyether 1034-Yellow-Polyether 1240-Pink-A/S-Polyether 1240-Red-Polyether
 
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1240-Green-Polyether-Foam 1240-Purple-Polyether-Foam 1.6#-Blue-Polyester 1.6#-Charcoal-Polyester 4.0#-Charcoal-Polyester 4.0#-Gray-Polyether-Foam
1240-Green-Polyether 1240-Purple-Polyether 1.6#-Blue-Polyester 1.6#-Charcoal-Polyester 4.0#-Charcoal-Polyester 4.0#-Gray-Polyether
 
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4.0#-Rebonded-Polyurethane-Foam 6.0#-Rebonded-Polyurethane-Foam 1435-CM-Blue-Polyether-Foam 1544-CM-Gray-Polyether-Foam 1680-Charcoal-Polyether-Foam 1680-Blue-Polyether-Foam
4.0#-Rebonded-PU 6.0#-Rebonded-PU 1435-CM-Blue-Polyether 1544-CM-Gray-Polyether 1680-Charcoal-Polyether 1680-Blue-Polyether
 
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1835-CM-White-Furniture-Foam 2635-CM-Green-Furniture-Foam 2645-CM-Blue-Furniture-Foam 2665-CM-Blue-Furniture-Foam GX2000-Yellow-Polyether-Foam High-Density-Conductive-Black-Polyurethane-Foam
1835-CM-White-Furniture 2635-CM-Green-Furniture 2645-CM-Blue-Furniture 2665-CM-Blue-Furniture GX2000-Yellow-Polyether HD-Conductive-Black-PU
 
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10-PPI-Black-Polyester-Filter-Foam 20-PPI-Black-Polyether-Filter-Foam 30-PPI-Black-Polyether-Filter-Foam 40-PPI-Black-Polyether-Filter-Foam 80-PPI-Black-Polyester-Filter-Foam 90-PPI-White-Polyester-Filter-Foam
10-PPI-Black-Polyester 20-PPI-Black-Polyether 30-PPI-Black-Polyether 40-PPI-Black-Polyether 80-PPI-Black-Polyester 90-PPI-White-Polyester
 
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Characteristics of Polyurethane Foam

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

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

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

In addition to fabricating polyurethane foam products to custom designed specifications, New England Foam stocks polyurethane foam in bun, block, cube, pad, profile, roll and sheet forms, in densities ranging from 1 to 6 pounds per cubic foot (PCF) and those colors most requested: white, yellow, pink, red green, purple, blue, gray, black and charcoal.

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

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Primary Applications for Polyurethane Foam

Rebonded-Polyurethane-Foam-End-Caps

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, furniture and carpet industries.

The packaging industry also takes advantage of polyurethane foam’s capacity for customization making it the preferred choice due to 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 and alcohols than polyether foam.

In applications where the polyurethane foam will come into contact with gases, such as oxygen, nitrogen and/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.

Polyurethane-Filter-Foam
 
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Manufacturing Polyurethane Foam

Anti-Static-Convoluted-Polyurethane-Foam

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

These two compounds are combined with the other key ingredients and 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 and 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/or electrostatic dissipative (ESD) additives.

 
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