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Rigid Polyurethane Foam for continuous lamination

Conti-Foam® is a rigid polyurethane foam used in the production of insulated metal panels through a process called continuous lamination. This material is specifically designed for continuous double belt lamination applications, which are commonly used in the production of architectural panels, garage doors, and other rigid-faced products.

One of the key advantages of using Conti-Foam® is its ability to provide superior thermal performance. This means that it can help to keep the inside of the panel at a consistent temperature, which can be beneficial for a wide range of applications.

Rigid Polyurethane foam for Continuous Line Operations

Conti-Foam® systems are made with our patented Ecomate® blowing agent, a zero-GWP, non-VOC blowing agent that offers a proven alternative to HFCs, HFOs and HCFOs and complies with all international environmental regulations.

Foam systems blown with Ecomate® technology offer easy transition from HFC systems compared to other fourth-generation blowing agents. No permits or explosion proofing is required before transitioning to Ecomate®-blown foam products.

Introduced in 2002, Ecomate® is the longest commercially available sustainable, zero-GWP, compliant blowing agent on the market.

Conti-Foam® has robust processing characteristics that allow for the production of panels with uniform surface profiles. This means that the panels will have a consistent appearance and quality, which can be important for applications where aesthetics are a key consideration.

It is designed to provide high performance over a lifetime of heavy use. This means that panels made with Conti-Foam® will be durable and reliable, even in demanding applications where they are exposed to significant wear and tear.

  • Conti-Foam is designed for continuous double-belt lamination manufacturing across a range of panel thicknesses.
  • Rigid polyurethane, the material used in Conti-Foam, has the lowest thermal conductivity of all foam insulating materials and is ideal for use in metal composites.
  • Conti-Foam provides superior adhesion, bonding to the panel skins as it cures to provide greater dimensional stability and thermal performance compared to adhered boardstock.
  • Excellent flowability and consistent density distribution of Conti-Foam systems from FSI leads to more consistent, defect-free manufacturing.
  • Robust processing capabilities enable manufacturers to easily change over to Conti-Foam for a wide variety of profiles while improving overall cycle time.

Key advantages

  • Zero-GWP blowing agents
  • Superior flowability
  • Uniform density distribution
  • Rapid demold times
  • Strong adhesion
  • Supports different line speeds
  • Excellent dimensional stability