Please visit the following websites for more information about PU foam can products and the use of polyurethane in general:
Information about PU foam cans
(European Aliphatic Isocyanates Producers Association)
The European Aliphatic Isocyanates Producers Association (ALIPA) was founded by the major European producers of aliphatic isocyanates and polyisocyanates to promote the safe and proper use of aliphatic isocyanates.
Aliphatic isocyanates are important raw materials and components for high-quality protective and decorative coating systems, for modern adhesive systems and for specialities such as elastomers. Aliphatic isocyanates have been produced and processed into coating materials, adhesives and elastomers for many years.
(Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry)
FEICA is a multinational association of the European adhesive and sealant industry. Within the organisation there is a work group for 1-component PU foam, in particular PU foam in aerosol cans. Recently the work group developed standardised test methods for the quality assurance of 1-component PU foams.
The ift Rosenheim is a scientific service provider in the field of windows and facades; it looks at standardisation, research, approvals, certificates by means of tests or calculations, and expert reports. During its work, the ift frequently takes a look at the professional sealing of window joints with construction foam.
(European Diisocyanate and Polyol Producers Association)
ISOPA is the European association for manufacturers of aromatic diisocyanates and polyols, which are the main constituents of polyurethane. Here you will find information about environmental aspects and health & safety, as well as safety of the material. Also, the website aims to explain how to handle polyurethane and its raw materials responsibly throughout their entire lifecycle.
The website www.polyurethanes.org operated by ISOPA shows the various application fields for polyurethane. Starting from our shoes, through car seats and prostheses, polyurethane is everywhere.
Products via recycling.
Products via recycling is the motto of this special recycling company for intelligent and technical recycling of waste, be it production, product or packaging waste. In 1993 the company started operating a free collection and recycling service for spent PU foam cans that complies with the legal regulations. The proven construction and assembly foam cans are recycled to over 95%. The recovered raw materials and products are then returned to the industrial cycle.
PU and its applications
Fachverband Schaumkunststoffe und Polyurethane e. V.
The website run by FSK offers an insight into the almost infinite world of polyurethane. FSK's polyurethane work group looks at all aspects of the PU material, technical developments, current legislation, recycling and lots more.
Polyurethane hard foams are growing in popularity as a thermal insulation material in buildings. These websites provide information about the European standards. The latter provides practical examples of all the places that PU insulating foams are used in houses.
(European Association of Flexible Polyurethane Foam Blocks Manufacturers)
The versatile use of flexible PU foams in mattresses, furniture upholstery or in automobiles and numerous other fields is the focus of the EUROPUR website.
Industrieverband Dichtstoffe e. V.
The industrial association Dichtstoffe e. V. has compiled a list of application-oriented information all about the issue of sealing joints on its homepage. It also provides legal and technical information about various trade disciplines.