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Foam offers hardness range with lower density

A new low-density, high-resiliency polyurethane foam can be molded over a wide range of hardnesses, while achieving a molded density of 2.7 lb/ft3 (pcf). By comparison, standard flex foams yield molded densities of 3.1-3.8 pcf. The Bayfit 500 moldable, flexible foam from BayOne Urethane Systems LLC is designed primarily for use in seating/cushioning applications, where its lower densities make it possible to produce end products that are lighter and use less material, resulting in up to a 15-20% reduction in material consumption.

A new low-density, high-resiliency polyurethane foam can be molded over a wide range of hardnesses, while achieving a molded density of 2.7 lb/ft3 (pcf). By comparison, standard flex foams yield molded densities of 3.1-3.8 pcf. The Bayfit 500 moldable, flexible foam from BayOne Urethane Systems LLC is designed primarily for use in seating/cushioning applications, where its lower densities make it possible to produce end products that are lighter and use less material, resulting in up to a 15-20% reduction in material consumption. In transportation seating, the material can reduce vehicle weight thereby boosting fuel efficiency. The two-component material is 100% water-blown and formulated with 100% diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI), with properties that are comparable to standard MDI-based HR flex foam products. BayOne Urethane Systems LLC (St. Louis, MO) is a joint venture of Bayer MaterialScience LLC and PolyOne Corp.[email protected]

BayOne Urethane Systems LLC, St. Louis, MO, U.S.A.; www.bayone.com

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