Whether we listen for today’s hit music, the most up-to-date news coverage or to make our commutes more bearable, many of us spend time each day tuning into our favorite radio stations.
Mighty House Radio listeners recently heard about the many benefits of polyurethane and spray polyurethane foam.
Lee Salamone, senior director of the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry, and Justin Koscher, director of the Spray Foam Coalition, spoke with the Mighty House Radio hosts about how polyurethane is present in many of the products that make our homes comfortable and stylish, including furniture, mattresses, appliances, carpet underlay and flooring.
They also discussed how spray polyurethane foam can play a major role in insulating and air-sealing homes and buildings – helping to reduce air leakage, which can result in lower utility bills*, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved indoor air quality by helping to eliminate the infiltration of dust and allergens.
Mighty House Radio is a weekly radio show, which is broadcast in several cities throughout the nation. Hosts Ron Cowgill and Rich Cowgill, along with producer Robbie Erhardt, are on the airwaves each Saturday morning to discuss many topics involving home improvement and repair.
At home with polyurethane
Home builders often need high-performance materials that are strong and durable, yet lightweight and easy to install. With its impressive strength-to-weight ratio, insulation properties, durability and versatility, polyurethane is a common component in building and construction. Polyurethane products can also enhance the aesthetic design of homes and buildings.
Appliance manufacturers also use polyurethane for many parts and components. The most common use of polyurethanes in major appliances is the rigid foam used in refrigerator and freezer thermal insulations systems, which helps keep food cold and fresh.
Because it is comfortable and durable, polyurethane – in the form of flexible foam and bonding adhesives – is one of the most common materials in upholstered furniture, bedding and carpet underlay.
* Savings vary. Find out why in the seller’s fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power.