PU foam types
PU foam: versatile and proven
The first construction foams appeared on building sites in the early 1970s. Today, there are special foams that have been optimised for almost every specific purpose. For instance, there is assembly foam that is particularly suited for use in cold weather. Here is an overview of the most important types of PU foams.
Quality properties of construction foam
What distinguishes a good construction foam? It all depends on what you want to use it for. Here we present the quality criteria on which the European Standard EN 17333 is based.
One product – many names!
PU foam is not only versatile, it also has many names. We made a list of all the common names for you and show you which foam types should not be confused.
And wherever windows are installed, you can bet PU foam is not far. Today, about 80 percent of all windows in Germany are insulated with PU foam. Learn about what distinguishes a good window foam.
Frame foam for interior doors
Doors should absorb day-to-day impacts without wobbling. There is special frame foam that is used to attach door frames.
PU adhesive foam for bonding and insulating
As the name suggests, PU adhesive foam is designed to adhere. It is primarily used to attach thermal insulation composite systems (TICS).
2C PU foam – the hard one
The 2C PU foam is much stronger than 1C construction foam. It hardens very quickly and evenly.
B1, B2 and B3-PU foam and fire protection foam
Construction foams that were developed as low-flammable PU foams for filling and sealing joints are usually simply called fire protection foams. Find out more.