Polyurethane Foam

Our Polyurethane Foam (Mounting Foam) has two different types depending on usage area.

1-Low Expansion Mounting Foam

2- High Expansion Mounting Foam 

 

Without foam, it is impossible to imagine the process of repair or construction. This material is made of polyurethane, connects the separate parts with each other and warms various structures. After application, it is able to expand to fill all the defects of the wall.

Special features

Polyurethane foam is sold in propellant and prepolymer cylinders. Humidity of air allows the composition to harden with the effect of polymerization (the formation of polyurethane foam). The quality and speed of acquiring the necessary hardness depends on the moisture level.

Since the humidity level is lower during the cold season, the mounting foam hardens longer. To use this material at sub-zero temperatures, special components are added to the composition.

For this reason, there are several types of mounting foams.

  • Summer high-temperature foam is applied at temperatures from +5 to + 35ºС. It withstands temperature stresses from -50 to + 90ºС.
  • Off-season species are used at a temperature not lower than -10ºС. Even in case of negative weather, a sufficient amount is obtained. The composition can be applied without preheating.
  • Winter low-temperature types of sealants are used in winter at air temperatures from -18 to + 35ºС.
  • Specifications

    The quality of the foam is determined by several characteristics.

    • Foam volume. This indicator is influenced by temperature conditions and humidity of the environment. At lower temperatures, the volume of sealant is less. For example, a cylinder with a volume of 0.3 l forms 30 liters of foam when sprayed at +20 degrees, about 25 liters at 0 temperature, and 15 liters at a negative temperature.
    • Adhesion rate determines the bond strength of the surface and material. There are no differences between winter and summer views. Many manufacturing plants are trying to produce compounds with good adhesion to wood, concrete and brick surfaces. However, when using foam over ice, polyethylene, Teflon, oil bases and silicone, the adhesion will be much worse.
    • Expanding capacity - This is an increase in the volume of sealant. The higher this ability, the better the sealant. The best option is 80%.
    • Shrinkage - is the change in volume during operation. In the case when the seating capacity is too high, the structures are deformed or the integrity of their seams is disturbed.
    • Exposure - is the duration of the complete polymerization of the material. With increasing temperature, the duration of exposure is reduced. For example, winter assembly foam at a temperature of from 0 to -5ºС freezes up to 5 hours, up to -10ºС - up to 7 hours, from -10ºС - up to 10 hours.
    • Viscosity - it is the ability of the foam to stay on the ground. Professional and semi-professional mounting foams are produced for widespread use. Semi-professional options are ready for use after the valve is installed on the foam canister, professional ones are applied with a mounting gun equipped with a dispenser.
    • The advantages of the installation include the following:

    • multifunctionality;
    • heat, sound insulation properties;
    • tightness;
    • dielectric;
    • resistance to temperature extremes;
    • long service life;
    • easy application
    • The disadvantages of the sealant are the following features:

    • instability to ultraviolet radiation and high humidity;
    • short shelf life;
    • some species are capable of rapid ignition;
    • difficult to remove from the skin.
    • Polyurethane foam is a versatile product that performs several functions.

      • Tightness. It fills the gap, warming the interior, removes voids around doors, windows and other details.
      • Gluing. It fixes the door blocks so that there is no need for screws and nails.
      • Fixing the base for insulation and insulation, for example, for covering the building with foam plastic, the best option would be the installation composition.
      • Soundproofing. The building material is struggling with increased noise during the operation of ventilation and heating systems. They close up the gaps between the pipelines, areas of connection of air conditioners and exhaust structures.

      Experts recommend to adhere to several rules when working with mounting foam.

      Since removing the foam from the skin is not easy, you must first arm yourself with work gloves. In order to mix the composition, you should shake it thoroughly for 30–60 seconds. Otherwise, the resinous composition will flow from the cylinder. For the speed of adhesion, the workpiece is moistened. Then you can proceed directly to the application of foam. The cylinder must be kept bottom up to displace the foam from the cylinder. If this is not done, the gas will be extruded outside without foam.