Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 45, Issue 10, pp 2675–2680 | Cite as

Glass fiber reinforced rigid polyurethane foams

  • S. H. Kim
  • H. C. Park
  • H. M. Jeong
  • B. K. Kim


Rigid polyurethane foam (RPUF)/glass fiber composites have been fabricated from glass fiber, polymeric 4,4′-di-phenylmethane diisocyanate (PMDI) and polypropylene glycols (PPG) using HFC 365mfc as blowing agent. Thermal conductivity, glass transition and decomposition temperatures as well as the mechanical strengths of the foam increased with the addition of glass fiber. This indicates that an optimum fiber content should depend on the balance between the mechanical reinforcement and thermal insulation.The results were interpreted in terms of cell size, closed cell content, density, fiber dispersion and a simple series model for heat transfer of the composite foam.


Foam Glass Fiber Compression Strength Foam Density Composite Foam 
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This research has been supported by the National Core Research Center and PNU-IFAM JRC both organized at PNU.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Kim
    • 1
  • H. C. Park
    • 2
  • H. M. Jeong
    • 3
  • B. K. Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Polymer Science and EngineeringPusan National UniversityBusanKorea
  2. 2.School of Materials Science and EngineeringPusan National UniversityBusanKorea
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryUniversity of UlsanUlsanKorea

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