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Autofroth® Marine Fact Sheet

 

Utilized in boats, jet skis, buoys and protective floation devices, the resin and isocyanate chemistries in Autofroth® react when dispensed through the equipment to form a rigid polyurethane foam that provides flotation benefits

 

BASF has been creating chemistry for 150 years. In the marine industry, its solutions improve performance and comfort, and ultimately help keep boats afloat. BASF is committed to working with its customers in the marine market to provide innovation solutions that also meet or exceed industry standards

 

BASF Autofroth Marine Background:

 

BASF introduces the following next generation Autofroth® Marine flotation systems:

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    Autofroth Marine 88-B-1502 Resin and Autofroth 9300A Isocyanate
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    Autofroth Marine 91-B-1503 Resib and Autofroth 10000A Isocyanate

 

Utilized in boats, jet skis, buoys and protective floation devices, the resin and isocyanate chemistries react when dispensed through the Autofroth equipment to form a rigid polyurethane foam that provides floatation benefits. These two systems off a unique combination of excellent foam performance and low envionment impact. Both passed U.S. Coast Guard Tests, exceeding the regulation of keeping a vessel (under 20 feet in length) afloat for at least 18 hours in the event that the boat becomes submerged.

 

This marine floatation system offers next-generation sustainability benefits such as:

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    Zero ozone depletion potential.
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    Ultra low global warming potential — this system has a global warming potential of 1, which is 1,400 less than current HFC 134a based systems
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    Full compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) foam blowing agent phase out scheduled for Jan. 2020, as it's HFC free.

 

In addition to the low environmental impact, Autofroth Marine has superior foam performance.

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    The foam is froth with rapid cream times, which leads to less leakage and easier processing during manufacturing.
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    The system has excellent dimensional stability — the volume change was minimal at less than 1 percent when tested at 100 degrees Fahrenheit and 100 percent relative humidity.
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    It takes less time for the foram to gel, setting as quickly as 90 seconds.
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    It has a low free rise density of 2lbs/cf so less foam is needed to fill the given volume of the part, resulting in more efficient matieral usage.