Synthesis and Characterization of Flexible and Rigid Polyurethane Foam


  • Shoaib Suleman Department of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, PERAK Malaysia
  • Shahzad Maqsood Khan
  • Tahir Jameel
  • Waqas Aleem
  • Muhammad Shafiq


Polyurethanes, Flexible and rigid polyurethane foam, Cup Foaming


Polyurethanes are versatile materials used widely in many applications. Annual production of polyurethanes is increasing day by day. The most important application of polyurethane covering its major market is polyurethane foam. Flexible and rigid foams are two major types of polyurethane foam used widely. Flexible and rigid foam samples were synthesized on lab scale by cup foaming. All samples were characterized by finding density of each sample. Cream, gel and rise time were also estimated for each sample. The chemical compositions of all polyurethane foam samples were characterized by FTIR analysis.

Author Biography

Shoaib Suleman, Department of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, PERAK Malaysia

Postgraduate (Ph.D) Student,

Department of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Perak, Malaysia


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How to Cite

Suleman, S., Khan, S. M., Jameel, T., Aleem, W., & Shafiq, M. (2014). Synthesis and Characterization of Flexible and Rigid Polyurethane Foam. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 2(5). Retrieved from

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