Where is it Commonly Found?Rigid Insulation, carpet backing, firestopping foams, and foams.
What are its known health effects?
What are its suspected health effects?
Foam for upholstery applications - soy based foams or PBDE-free foams. There are non-ozone depleting alternatives for blow-in insulation, liquid sealant or putty firestopping materials, silicone adhesives, non-foam paints and sealers.
Does it Correspond With Any Green Building Credits?Living Building Challenge (1.2)-Prerequisite 5
How is it Categorized?
What is its Origin?
The term polyurethane (PUR) is used to cover materials formed from the reaction of isocyanates and polyols. Polyurethane foam's differs from other cellular plastics and that the chemical reaction causing foam occurs simultaneously with the Polymer-forming reactions.
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