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Flexible Polyurethane Foams Modifi ed with New Bio-Polyol Based on Rapeseed Oil

Sławomir Michałowski, Aleksander Prociak*

Department of Chemistry and Technology of Polymers, Cracow University of Technology, ul. Warszawska 24, 31-155 Kraków, Poland

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Journal of Renewable Materials 2015, 3(1), 14-18.


This article describes the effects of the modifi cation of polyurethane system with rapeseed oil-based polyol on the cell structure and physical-mechanical properties of conventional fl exible polyurethane foams. The foams were prepared by substituting a part of the petrochemical polyether-polyols mixture with the bio-polyol based on rapeseed oil. Selected physical-mechanical properties of these foams were examined and compared to the properties of reference foam. The properties such as apparent density, resilience, comfort factor and stress-strain characteristics were analyzed in compression tests. It was found that the modifi cation of polyurethane formulation with rapeseed oil-based polyol improves the selected properties of the fi nal products.


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Michałowski, S., Prociak, A. (2015). Flexible Polyurethane Foams Modifi ed with New Bio-Polyol Based on Rapeseed Oil. Journal of Renewable Materials, 3(1), 14–18.

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