These links connect to URL's with general information on the subjects, there are also specific links to other web sites under the supplier listings.

Blowing agents and gases


Conversion of units

Foams Polyurethane
General Information


Health Safety

Polyether polyol

Test Methods


MOCA   Prepared by the Polyurethane Manufacturing Association
Rapra Technology  Flame Retardants for Plastics

Blowing Agents and Gases Links

Fluorocarbon numbering system (Qwik)
Fluorocarbon recovery, refrigerants   (Refex)
Properties of gases (Air Liquide)
Properties of gases and engineering  (The Engineering Toolbox)
Properties of gases (Wikipedia)
Properties of chlorinated solvents  (Solvay Chemicals)
Thermodynamic data on gases and other substances 

Blowing Agents Regulations

EPA Lists of Substitutes for Ozone-Depleting Substances

  Commercial Information, Markets

Emissions of Greenhouse Gases U.S. 1987-1994
Production and Sales of Fluorocarbons
Thermal Performance of Insulation

Supplier of Blowing Agents see also Supplier list

Chemical Supplier of HFC   
Honeywell Genetron

Catalyst See also Supplier list

Organotin catalyst organization


Plastic recyle

Foams-General Information on Polyurethanes

Polyurethane Foams History and Uses
Trade Names on Materials Polymers and monomers
General information terms
Thermal conductivity of foams Effect of temperature and humidity on polyisocyanurate foams

General Information

Tradenames  Modern Plastics
General business information
Polyurethane Manufacturing Association 
Process engineering consultants Heat transfer calculations, formulas
Thermal conductivity
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers
American National Standards Institute

Health Safety (most links are isocyanate related) Databank Toxicity

Flame retardants
Danish EPA flame retardants health safety
Flame retardant for Plastic Theory
Oxford University Theoretical Chemistry
Isocyanates because of the many links a separate file was created on isocyanate safety links
Polyurethane Industry Alliance
Bismuth Compounds

Isocyanates See  Supplier list

Polyether Polyol Supplier list

Surfactants Supplier list

Surfactant Spreading

Test Methods see also ASTM standards for polyurethanes

Joint Industry Foam Standards and Guidelines
Test Equipment for foams (rate-of-rise, ball rebound)
Rise rate of foams Long distance laser for spray foams
ASTM Test Methods
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Link to International Listings of Standards
DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung German DIN test methods (in German)
Thermal conductivity measurement
Laser measurement for thermal conductivity
Thermal conductivity sensors
Thermal conductivity database
Thermodynamic properties of refrigerants  NIST publication database on 33 refrigerants 


Thermodynamic properties  Thermal units, property of gases
Conversion Units free software  
NIST constants

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November 14, 2006

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