What's new in foam converting industry
Taking to the skies with polyurethane foam: the vital component of the aerospace foam market
The aerospace industry has long made use of various materials able to withstand high-powered performance in unusual or challenging environments: and foam is one such example of a material applicable across general, commercial and military aircraft alike.
The full article can be found here: Polyurethane Use in Aerospace Market
PU Foam Applications: 7 Sectors
Find out how the polyurethane foam is used throughout the 7 sectors: Home & Office, Transport & Automotive, Consumer Goods, Sport & Leisure, Healthcare, Industry, and Agriculture.
Click to read the full article here: PU Foam Applications
Polyurethane foam in HME filters
One of AQF Medical's products that we manufacture is the polyurethane foam part, which is significant for HME filters that are used within medical breathing systems.
Here is a thorough overview of the device - read the article here: http://lifeinthefastlane.com/ccc/heat-and-moisture-exchanger/
At the forefront of foam technology
Our partner FXI talks about the process, expertise and effort at their Philadelphia USA research & development centre that goes into creating inventive and unexpected solutions that result in industry-first, best-in-class products.
Read about it here: http://fxi.com/foam-technologies/index.php
Europur is the European association of flexible polyurethane foam blocks manufacturers. On their website, you can find information about flexible polyurethane foams, their many uses and contribution to our quality of life, as well as about the association and its activities.
Find out more here: http://www.europur.org
Americas Polyether Polyol Market - Analysis & Forecast 2013-2020
This specific but very interesting report looks at the market for polyether polyols, which are one of the key components used the manufacturing of flexible and rigid foams.
The market is estimated to be over $3million in 2014, and is projected to grow substantially in the next five years. It highlights the value chain analysis with respect to raw materials, manufacturers and end-users.
Printers: innovation means a more colourful workplace
FXI's industry leading research & development team has created a new, unique line of ultra fine, high-density polyurethane foams to satisfy the needs of our customers in these electronic digital imaging technology markets.
Uses for this new product line include roller materials designed for digital imaging technology equipment such as laser printers and copiers.
Read about it here: http://fxi.com/solutions/innovationstories/printing-innovation.php
Medical foam: making a difference in modern healthcare
Medical foam products are used in many different industries for a wide variety of purposes. One that is often overlooked is the impact that foam is making on the medical world: typical applications are in wound care, respiratory filtration and cardio-pulmonary blood oxygenation, among many others. This is exactly AQF’s area of expertise and focus.
Read here about one of the medical foam innovations developed by scientists at FXI in the US: http://fxi.com/solutions/innovationstories/medical-innovation.php
American Chemistry Council
ACC is America’s oldest trade association of its kind, representing companies engaged in the business of chemistry. Their website is a vast repository of information on chemical innovations and groundbreaking products that improve lives and our environment, enhance the economic vitality of communities and protect public health.
Read more about polyurethanes here, the backbone to AQF's medical foam products: http://polyurethane.americanchemistry.com/Introduction-to-Polyurethanes
The Polyurethane Foam Association
This US association is the trade association of flexible polyurethane foam (FPF) manufacturers and their suppliers. The PFA is focused on the education of foam users and allied industries, addressing technology, safety and the responsible environmental and health record of FPF.
The PFA was formed to find and achieve successful solutions to important issues of flammability and fire safety. Its website is a mine of industry information, particularly on the manufacturing side.
Find out more here: www.pfa.org