Chemicals company Huntsman says that it is exhibiting a range of its polyurethane-based foam products at Foam Expo Europe, taking place concurrently with Composites Europe.

This includes a range of bio-based foam materials that can automotive manufacturers achieve a 9% level of bio-based content, according to ASTM-D6866-12.

For the construction industry, Huntsman has reportedly developed a new fire-rated PIR-based insulation foam product for the manufacture of composite panels. DaltoPIR XHFR insulation has thermal properties and improved fire and smoke properties and can help panel producers achieve better panel planarity and quicker line speeds, the company says. The foam also has very low friability.

During the Foam Expo conference, Johan Peters, account manager acoustics, will discuss noise vibration harshness (NVH), thermal management and acoustic insulation requirements in electrical vehicles, and the benefits polyurethane-based foamed materials can bring to this aspect of automotive design.

This story uses material from Huntsman, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.