Each of our polyether foams has different additives and properties to make it suitable for a specific market.
AB: Used in flame-lamination applications, especially for automotive-trim systems. These foams will pass FMVSS-302.
AF: Similar to AB foams, but with additional flame retardant to help composite materials pass the FMVSS-302 burn test.
AL: Designed for automotive trim systems where pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSA) and other adhesives are used instead of flame lamination to attach the upholstery. These foams will pass FMVSS-302.
ET: These are standard ether foams with no additives. In higher-density ranges, these foams may pass FMVSS-302 but are not designed specifically to do so.
FL: These foams are thermoformable for flame lamination. The higher density grades may pass FMVSS-302 but are not specifically designed to do so.
FS: These foams are the same as the FL grades but with an added biocide. These foams were originally designed for boat seat covers, where anti-microbials are important. However, FS foams are also widely used in shoe insoles.
|Type||Density lb./ft3||IFD@25% lb./50sqin||Tensile Strength psi (min.)||Elongation %|
|AB (Flame Lamination)||1.30-2.90||30.120||10||90-175|
|AL (Adhesive Lamination)||1.40-2.80||30.100||10||100-200|
|AF (Flame Laminated w/higher FR)||1.70-200||40||12||125-150|
|ET (Standard Ether)||1.40-3.40||55-210||12||80-110|
|FS (Thermoformable w/Biocide)||1.40-4.50||140-170||12||80-150|
Contact an Account Representative for product datasheets and customized grades.