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New Flame Retardant Foam Extends Horizons

07 August 2009

A new high-density rigid polyurethane foam designed to meet flame retardant specifications and help extend opportunities for new applications by moulders has been launched by BayOne Urethane Systems.

Baydur 1009 is a high-density rigid polyurethane foam that meets ASTM E84 Class 1 requirements. When moulded to a density of 20 pcf, foam boards made with Baydur 1009 rigid polyurethane foam pass the E84 Class 1 requirements.

The product was developed primarily for moulders of fibre reinforced structural foam boards. However, it would work equally well for moulders of architectural rigid foam parts where flame retardant properties are critical. Meeting the ASTM E84 Class 1 requirement potentially opens up new applications in the construction and mass transit markets, as well. Material is available for customer evaluations.

“The development of this system proved a real challenge for BayOne’s technical team,” said Mark Vanover, marketing manager, BayOne Urethane Systems LLC. Vanover explains that the higher desired density of 20 pcf translated into more fuel in the E84 burn test, creating technical hurdles as far as retarding smoke generation and flame spread characteristics. “But through our extensive technical expertise, we were able to overcome this challenge, resulting in a novel product that has utility beyond its original application.”






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