Flexible polyurethane foam is mostly used for mattresses, upholstered furniture and car seats. But there are other applications it is used for that we are widely unaware of. The applications are wide and varied from sponges to filters, soundproofing systems and medical dressings. Polyurethane foams have open cellular structures, and can be flexible or rigid. A series of additives are necessary to produce high-quality PU foam products, depending on the application the foam will be used for. Each form of polyurethane foam has many uses. Some flexible PU foams are also moulded, especially for use in the automotive sector, mainly for car seats, as well as for bedding, and furniture. Rigid foams are mainly used for many industrial and commercial applications including shock absorbing, packaging, buoyancy aids, thermal insulation, kneeling pads, as well as acoustic sound proofing.
Polyurethane foams are resistant to chemicals and grease, mildew and rot, as well as wear and tear resistant.