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"An Introduction To The Flexible Polyurethane Foam Industry." A series of video presentations covering Foam Chemistry, Foam Manufacturing Equipment, Foam Testing, and Foam Applications.

Table of Contents

1. Request for Your Feedback

2. Lesson Plan #1 -- Density In Flexible Polyurethane Foam

3. Flexible Polyurethane Foam Terms Handout

4. List Of Flexible Polyurethane Foam Applications

5. Lesson Plan #2 -- Firmness In Flexible Polyurethane Foam

6. Quiz On Flexible Polyurethane Foam Terms

7. Key For Quiz On Flexible Polyurethane Foam Terms

8. Lesson Plan #3 -- Recyclability Of Flexible Polyurethane Foam

9. Worksheet On Calculating Support Factor

10. Key For Worksheet On Calculating Support Factor

11. Overhead Transparencies For Use With Lesson Plans
T1 "Flexible Foam Processing"
T2 "Molding Flexible Polyurethane Foam"
T3 "Density Formula"
T4 "Typical Density Ranges"
T5 "Indentor Plate"
T6 "25% IFD and Support Factor"
T7 "Foam Recycling Process"
T8 "Bonded Foam Logs Being Peeled"

12. InTOUCH: Information On Flexible Polyurethane Foam
Vol. 1, No. 1 "Flexible Polyurethane Foam: A Primer"
Vol. 1, No, 2 "Importance of Density"
Vol. 1, No. 3 "The Role of Flexible Polyurethane Foam in Relation to Fiber and Springs"
Vol. 1, No. 4 "Flexible Polyurethane Foam Carpet Cushion"
Vol. 1, No. 5 "Foam Fabrication"
Vol. 2, No. 1 "Proper Handling and Storage of Flexible Polyurethane Foam"
Vol. 2, No. 2 "California Technical Bulletin 133 (TB 133) and Furniture Fire Safety"
Vol. 2, No. 3 "Polyurethane Foam in Furniture Design"
Vol. 3, No. 1 "Compression Modulus (Support Factor)"
Vol. 3, No. 2 "Composite Carpet System Performance Testing"
Vol. 4, No. 1 "Efficient Solid Waste Management'
Vol. 4, No. 2 "Laboratory Tests of Foam Performance"
Vol. 4, No. 3 "How Foam Firmness Affects Performance"
Vol. 4, No. 4 "The Case for Prime Polyurethane Carpet Cushion"
Vol. 5, No. 1 "Flexible Polyurethane Foam in Mattress Construction"
Vol. 5, No. 2 "Flexible Polyurethane Foam in Packaging"
Vol.6, No. 1 "Flexible Polyurethane Foam in the Transportation Industry" 13.

13. Samples Of Flexible Polyurethane Foam (Flexible, Rebond & Rigid)

14. Flexible Polyurethane Foam Glossary

15 AFPF Guide

Additional Information Resources

Alliance For Flexible Polyurethane Foam (AFPF)

American Home Furnishing Alliance