Non Fire Retardant Foam
Non-FR foam is also called non-fireproof foam or non-fire-resistant foam. Simply put, all other foam materials that don’t have the fireproofing or fire-retarding capability can be considered non-fire- retardant foam. This includes several properties. For instance, non-fire-retardant PU foam is just like regular PU foam.
|Density Available||18, 24, 28, 32, 40, 45 & 50 Density|
|Application||Automobiles,dg Industries, Packing, Sound Insulations Etc,.,..|
|Patern||Square, Convoluted, Pyramid And Customised|
|Sample Available||1 no's|
|Certification||ARAI & ISO|
|Main Demestic Market||All India|
|Colour||Gray, Black, White, Pinck And Yellow|
|Grades||FR and Non FR Grade|
|Third Party Confirmation||ARAI for UL94|
Non FR Polyurethane foams or non-fire-retardant PU foams are produced when a reaction between a polyol and an isocyanate prepolymer occurs. The reaction takes place along with an amine (catalyst) and a blowing agent. PU foams are available in a wide range and can be used for several industrial, commercial, and household applications.
Non FR Foam Characteristics
There are several kinds of foams, and fire-retardant foam is one kind. Many of these foams are available in the market from several manufacturers in India. Non-fire-resistant foam characteristics include flexibility, durability, affordability, load-bearing capacity, and much more. One of the key differentiating factors is that non-fire-rated foams can’t extinguish or terminate fire breakouts.
Apart from this, non-fire-rated foams have general characteristics that we commonly see in PU or polyurethane foams. This includes:
Insulating: One of the key features of non-FR foams include insulation. The chemical properties of non-flame-retardant foams make them ideal for insulation in buildings and construction. Several developers across the world use non-FR foams for insulations.
Acoustics: Another important characteristic of these foams is their acoustic ability. Non-fire- retardant acoustic foams are widely used for both industrial and commercial purposes. The acoustic character of foams helps create the right ambience by cutting out noise.
Resistant to Mold, Mildew: Another prominent feature of non-fire-rated foams is their resistance to moulds, mildew, and other fungal growth. This is a popular characteristic trait of non-polyurethane fire-resistant foams, which makes them widely in use for household furniture. This makes non-FR foams popular for use.
Resistant to Tears: Non-fireproof foams are also resistant to tears. The foams are available in varied hardness and density, depending on their usage and application. Nevertheless, non-fire-retardant foams are highly resistant to tears, making them ideal for many applications.
Affordable: Another standout feature of non-fire-resistant foam is its affordability. PU foam manufacturers have made these foams easily and readily available for all kinds of uses, available at an attractive price tag.
Non FR Foam Applications
This brings us to non-FR foam applications in the modern world. Non-FR PU foams have diverse applications today and are used across the world. Several manufacturers have tapped into non- flame-retardant foam applications and have made them widely available and accessible.
Non-FR foams are of many kinds, including rigid and flexible ones. These foams are found in several daily items like refrigerators, plastic sheets, freezers, packaging, machinery, and much more. Non-FR PU sheets are also commonly used in the industry like electronics, appliances, and more.
More importantly, non-FR foams are commonly found in household furniture. One can find them in attresses in the form of PU foams, memory foams, spring foams, and more. Generally, non- fireproof foams are also used in upholstery like sofas and couches.
Non-FR foams are also widely used for their insulation property. For instance, polyurethane foams are used for filling voids and gaps in buildings and construction. Non-flame-resistant foams are also known to have adhesive properties, making them a construction material.
Non-fire-resistant acoustic foams are also commonly applied in the modern world. Non-FR foams are a great source to reduce high-frequency sound waves. One can also get isolation from low- requency sound waves by using thicker non-fire-resistant acoustic foams. This will further help in creating the perfect, noiseless environment.
Non-fire retardant PU foam is a type of polyurethane foam that has not been treated with fire-resistant additives or chemicals. It can be highly flammable and may contribute to the spread of fires.
Non-fire retardant PU foam is highly flammable and will ignite easily when exposed to an open flame or high temperatures. It can melt, release toxic fumes, and contribute to the rapid spread of fires.
No, non-fire retardant PU foam is generally not considered safe for applications where fire safety is a concern. It can pose significant fire hazards and should be avoided in such contexts.
Non-fire retardant PU foam is often used in non-critical applications, such as seat cushions, mattresses, packaging materials, and acoustic insulation where fire safety is not a primary concern.
Non-fire retardant PU foam may not have specific fire safety certifications or regulations, as it is not designed for fire resistance. However, it should still comply with general safety and environmental standards. Can non-fire retardant PU foam be made fire-resistant after production? It is challenging to make non-fire retardant PU foam fire-resistant after production. Retrofitting fire-resistant properties typically requires the use of additional fireproofing materials or coatings