Since 1972, we have collaborated with customers like you to develop eco-friendly polyurethane systems solutions.
For 50 years we have delivered innovation, service, and sustainability.
As a polyurethane systems house, we provide innovative high-performance polyurethane systems, but what sets FSI apart is our unrivaled technical support. We are committed to doing business with integrity by treating customers, vendors and employees with fairness, kindness and respect.
Success Through Innovation
At FSI, “Success Through Innovation” isn’t just a slogan, it is our rolling history since our beginning in 1972. We have patented technologies to improve performance of polyurethanes ranging from advanced chemistry and blowing agent technologies to cutting-edge dispensing equipment & applications.
Ecomate® blowing agent technology meets the most stringent environmental standards — without sacrificing performance.
Since 2002 Ecomate has been field-proven as a successful alternative to environmentally harmful blowing agents in a wide range of applications, from energy efficient insulation for consumer appliances to lightweight integral skin foam for automotive components. It is:
- Free of HFCs, HCFCs and CFCs
- Proven in rigid and flexible foam applications
- Seamless system conversion requires no new permits
Ecomate blown foams provide manufacturers with environmentally sustainable technology while achieving processing and product performance standards. Our proprietary solution is zero-GWP, non-VOC and meets the requirements of all applicable environmental regulations and agreements.
leading the market since 2002
avg. annual CO2 reduction
Markets We Serve
As a polyurethane systems house,
we are a leader in Chemicals & Distribution
Our chemists specialize in developing polyurethane systems that address technical challenges, surpass environmental regulations and address the needs of new and developing markets. FSI works with your team to determine the ideal product, process and equipment solutions that guarantee new product performance. You can start innovating right away.
Why we are
Leading the Industry
FAQ’s about Polyurethane Foam
What is the history of polyurethane?
Polyurethane was first discovered in 1937 by Otto Bayer and made commercially available in the 1950s. Initially used as a coating material, it has since revolutionized a broad range of industries with its flexibility and durability. It is now used in the production of insulation, foam mattresses, car seats, shoe soles, and more.
What is the chemical structure of polyurethane foam?
The chemical structure of polyurethane foam is based on the condensation reaction of an isocyanate and a hydroxyl-containing compound, usually a polyol. This reaction creates cross-linked molecules that form a flexible and durable foam when combined with a blowing agent.
How is polyurethane foam produced?
Polyurethane foam is produced through either a liquid injection foam or slabstock foam process, depending on the desired properties and intended use of the final product. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, so finding the right method for a specific application is key to achieving optimal results.
How strong is polyurethane foam?
The strength of polyurethane foam depends on various factors including density and formulation, but generally speaking it is known to be very resilient and durable material.
What is polyurethane used for?
Polyurethane foam can be used for applications ranging from cushioning, soundproofing, impact protection, energy absorption, thermal insulation, packaging materials and more.
Is polyurethane foam environmentally friendly?
Most types of polyurethanes are non-toxic and considered environmentally friendly compared to other materials such as oil-based plastics or foams made with CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons).
Are there any health risks associated with polyurethane foam?
Generally speaking there are no health risks associated with using polyurethane foams but some individuals may be sensitive to certain components such as diisocyanates which may cause irritation when handled without proper protective equipment.
What are the 2 main types of polyurethane foam?
Flexible foam, which is used mainly in cushioning and upholstery, and rigid foam, which is used mainly in insulation and structural support.
What is a polyurethane systems house?
Polyurethane systems houses provide comprehensive solutions for producing polyurethane chemical systems, utilizing state-of-the-art production processes and customized options to ensure projects are executed with precision and accuracy.
What They’re Saying
“FSI, you are hands down the best vendor we have in our network of suppliers. Thank you for all the top quality products you have delivered over the last 35 years to us.”Jim
“By far the best team I've ever worked with. My team loves working with you and your tech services. You've helped out our business so much - we're just getting started!”Drew
“I wanted to let you know that we very much enjoyed your technical services team's training visit last Thursday. He's very knowledgeable and helpful. We learned a lot and have a lot to learn still. Thanks again for your support!”Jason
“Thank you for meeting with my team last week. You did a fantastic job of answering our questions and giving us examples of different scenarios – it was very helpful and is greatly appreciated.”Cory
“I just wanted to let you know that I was very pleased and impressed with how our Account Manager handled the entire “show” today problem solving our foam issues. His presence and knowledge of the situation took a huge load off my back and proved to a few people at the plant that things of this nature don’t always have a “black or white” solution but can and often can have several contributing factors . . . so many pieces to solve the puzzle. Thanks also for your guidance!”Brian
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