STRUCTURAL PLASTIC FOAMS: CURRENT STATUS

Structural plastic foam refers to a class of "rigid" plastic materials possessing integral unfoamed skins and an expanded core. Typical structural foams exhibit a core density of 480-800 kg/cu m (30-50 lb/cu ft), 50 to 20 percent air, and are characterized by excellent strength and toughness. Because of reduced weight and unique design capabilities, structural foams are finding increased usage in a variety of applications.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Archer, E W
    • Bergstrom, D H
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

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  • Accession Number: 00080101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1975 12:00AM