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discovered an excellent resource on Polyurethane foam education ! 31 Mar 2013 08:55 #1

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here it is:


i am still reading Phoenix's articles ( done with overviews, on to the specifics ). clearly Phoenix's articles are more directly related to the business of mattress hunting or design, but if you're like me and enjoy theoretical knowledge as much as practical knowledge and want to read up specifically on POLYURETHANE FOAM ( as opposed to comparisons like PU vs LATEX vs SPRING etc ) then i think you may find the link informative.

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discovered an excellent resource on Polyurethane foam education ! 31 Mar 2013 13:00 #2

Hi g1981c,

I also think that the the PFA is a great resource and I've linked to many of the articles there in various forum posts. In some of the articles they also have some good information about comparing polyfoam to latex in various ways and some good information about some of the lesser used or known foam specs which are just as important as ILD/IFD (such as compression modulus).

If you are interested in more technical polyfoam stuff then some of these links or sites may also be of interest





Industy guide to fpf and some good stuff and a great glossary polyurethane.americanchemistry.com/Resources-and-Document-Library/3810.pdf

Support factor and ride and good design and layering info for furniture polyurethane.americanchemistry.com/Resources-and-Document-Library/3817.pdf

Bio polyols conservancy.umn.edu/bitstream/handle/11299/53005/bepress-umn-1368.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Urethane chemistry www.cue-inc.com/urethane-basics.html

Good basic description of how foam is made www.efoamstore.com/techspecs.asp

Bioh Polyols are over 70% plant based www.cargill.com/news/releases/2012/NA3055560.jsp

Interesting patent with lots of information about memory foam and fillers and types of plant oils and more. www.google.com/patents/EP2313446A1?cl=en

Vegetable oil polyol information: research.cems.umn.edu/macosko/papers_n_shows/papers/J399.pdf


Collusion lawsuit www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2012/05/irwin_seating_joins_massive_in.html

Different types of polyfoam and their strengths and weaknesses (oxidation, water resistance, other forms of degradation etc) web.archive.org/web/20150616072956/http://www.merquinsa.com/whats/FPPUtypes1.pdf

Basic polyurethane information www.bayermaterialsciencenafta.com/businesses/pur/BayerMaterialScienceNAFTA-OurBusinesses-PolyurethaneSystemsandRawMaterials-WhatisPU.html

Good information on polyols and alternatives www.chemsystems.com/about/cs/news/items/PERP%200910S8_Green%20Glycols.cfm

Good thesis on foam www.arch.columbia.edu/files/gsapp/imceshared/kmv2113/research2.pdf

www.afpf.com/furnguide.html The Furniture Industry's Guide to Today's Flexible Polyurethane Foam

Foam overview and selection polyurethane.americanchemistry.com/Resources-and-Document-Library/3810.pdf

What is a polymer: pslc.ws/macrog/kidsmac/basics.htm

Structure and properties of polyurethane foams obained from rapeseed oil polyols (with some info about other plant oils) www.kirj.ee/public/va_ke/chem-2006-2-6.pdf

An overview of R & D in Palm Oil based polyols and polyurethanes in MPOB www.chgs.com.my/download/Palm%20Oil%20Developments/june%202006/An%20Overview%20of%20R&D%20in%20Palm%20Oil-Based%20Polyols%20and%20Polyurethanes%20in%20MPOB.pdf


Low cost polyols from natural oils www.ifs-group.com/downloads/1/envirofoam_low_cost_polyols.pdf
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discovered an excellent resource on Polyurethane foam education ! 31 Mar 2013 17:09 #3

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i am lost for words LOL

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