While you may have never heard of polyurethane foam, you have definitely experienced its benefits. Whether from the comfort of your bed mattress or the inserts protecting your online purchases, you come in contact with polyurethane foam more often than you think. In fact, you are likely sitting on polyurethane foam right now; it's found in most couches and cushioned chairs.
Polyurethane foam is a versatile, multipurpose cellular structure that provides both durability and comfort. Polyurethane foam has many applications in the marketplace and is a go-to component in everything from home furnishings to packaging inserts. With over 1.5 billion pounds of foam produced and used yearly in America alone, polyurethane foam is an increasingly popular choice among designers that meets a swath of needs across industries.
Polyurethane foam is a polymer produced from mixing two chemicals: polyols and diisocyanates.
Polyols and diisocyanates are molecules that, when combined, produce a strong reaction resulting in a long chain molecule that creates what we know as polyurethane foam. Depending on the intended application of the foam, different mixtures can be used to attain different densities. Paint can also be mixed to give the foam a very even color. Through the use of molds and inserts, the polyurethane foam takes the shape of the products you see everyday, like the armrest of your desk chair.
Polyurethane foam continues to be a preferred material of many manufacturers, offering many uses and benefits.
At Intex, we are proud to provide high-quality polyurethane foam to our customers across the consumer and commercial sectors. With years of experience and quality customer service, we will provide sustainable, durable solutions for your next project.