ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M introduces its new 3M™ Reinforced Polyurethane Foam, a lightweight
and rot-resistant alternative to plywood for use in structural and
semi-structural applications. These polyurethane foam boards with
fiberglass reinforcement provide high strength in applications including
marine, transportation and general construction, with a weight savings
ranging from 30 to 60 percent versus plywood.
Available in five densities ranging from 15 pounds to 26 pounds per
cubic foot, Reinforced Polyurethane Foam complements 3M’s existing line
of lighter density foam boards and rounds out the company’s innovative
offerings in the field. Reinforced Polyurethane Foam is sold in 4-foot
by 8-foot sheets and provides users with a perfectly straight, level
board that has no risk of warping and is easy to work with. Unlike
plywood, which can chip or pop loose during construction, 3M’s
innovative foam can be easily shaped with tools and secured to
substrates with screws. Additional advantages of reinforced polyurethane
foam include its inherent rot resistance, as well as the fact that it
provides better adhesion than wood due to its low moisture content.
“Plywood is currently used in many applications where water causes it to
degrade over time,” said Nick Harris, global business leader for 3M
Engineered Products and Solutions. “3M Reinforced Polyurethane Foam not
only gives manufacturers a longer-lasting alternative to plywood, but
one that delivers weight reduction as well.”
For more information about new 3M Reinforced Polyurethane Foam, contact
3M Technical/Application Support at 772-343-7300, or Customer
Service/Ordering at 1-855-380-6553.
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