Using Polyurethane as Flotation Foam
Why polyurethane is best for flotation foam
Foamed Insulations offers both on-site application and factory supply of closed-cell polyurethane flotation foam.
Polyurethane is the material of choice for boat builders building buoyancy into their boats. It is also the favoured material for buoys, docks and flotation devices.
It boasts excellent buoyancy properties: 1 cubic metre of polyurethane foam (32kg/ m³ density) supports approximately 960kgs of dead weight in the water.
Boats fitted with internal buoyancy can remain afloat, even if capsized or swamped with water. This greatly improves the chances of a successful rescue in the event of disaster.
Why polyurethane is best for marine environments
Polyurethane is favoured for marine environments because it has:
- High strength to weight ratio
- Immunity to the affects of water and moisture
- Resistance to gasoline and oil
- Good adhesive qualities
- Unbeatable thermal insulation qualities
- Good sound insulation properties
- Versatile and efficient application options
We offer on-site installation and factory supply
Polyurethane is one of the most versatile materials to work with
Our services can be tailored to meet most requirements:
Foamed Insulations has over 40 years’ experience with polyurethane foam. As a leading Australian provider and on-site contractor, we have the expertise, due diligence processes and proven methods you can trust.
Contact us for more information: 02 9898 0751.