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Urethane foam modified with Fybrel® is highly durable. The compression residual strain is reduced by 70%, leading to a longer usage life of the urethane product.*

Idealized diagram of urethane foam reinforced with Fybrel®

Conceptual diagram of interaction of Fybrel® and urethane molecules

  • Fybrel® can be dispersed in and combined with raw material liquids. It can be introduced into the urethane matrix without affecting reactions.
  • Fybrel® is made of polyethylene and has lower density than glass fiber and similar fibers, making it highly effective for weight reduction.
  • Fybrel® captures particles in the urethane matrix and in foam bubbles while imparting a stabilizing effect.
  • Fybrel® effectively contributes to slab urethane strength.

Results of Fybrel® endurance test (JIS K 6400-4) * Using a long and thick fiber grade

The above values are representative values from results of tests conducted by Mitsui Chemicals under specific conditions and in accordance with specific methods. Mitsui Chemicals makes no guarantee of results and values.