Combustion-modified ether (CME) foams
Standard ether or high resilience (HR) foams
Combustion-modified high resilience (CMHR) foams
Viscoelastic (VE) foams
Standard ether or HR foams are produced by using mixtures of polymeric polyols or special inoculated polyols. The polyurethane high resilence foam has got a cell structure less uniform and differing from the standard foam. Due to this structure, better parametres of supporting the person`s body, comfort and resilience are gained.
CME and CMHR foams are most likely to be found in furniture and bedding applications. They contain flame retardants and comply with the furniture and furnishings fire safety legislation.
Viscoelastic foams are used more in bedding applications as they were developed for pressure reduction. They are most commonly used in mattresses for hospitals and nursing homes to reduce the incidence of pressure sores but are rapidly increasing in popularity for domestic beds.
Ester foams are used in a wide range of markets such as automotive, industrial, consumer and hygiene. Esters have good solvent resistance.
Re-bonded foams are manufactured using production scrap and trimmings and are bound together to make a new foam block. These are used mostly in carpet underlay and lower cost, but high hardness, areas of furniture such as bed or sofa bases.
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