Solutions For A Sustainable Future

Environmental Impact of Ply Solution’s Polyurethane Foam

The foams used by PLY are formulated using environmentally responsible, renewable and recycled materials. These patented foams are revolutionary, setting a new standard in commercial polyurethane foam quality. Our environmentally friendly foams are customizable for specific characteristics, such as tack time, compressive strength, expansion, cure time and hydro sensitivity.  Inventories of our 2, 4, 5 and 6 Ibs. per cubic foot density (free spray) are readily accessible, with heavier and more customizable solutions available as needed.

Saves our Natural Resources

The foams used by PLY are made from recycled and bio-based components, making it the “greenest” polyurethane foam on the market. On average our recycle foam line consist of 39-49% renewable and recycle based materials. The American Society for Testing and Materials standards (“ASTM”] stated that these recycled based foams are the best commercial foams available for raising concrete and stabilizing soils.

Non-Toxic and Non-Hazardous

Major toxic chemicals, often associated with some types of polyurethanes, such as toluene, and volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”) are NOT USED IN OUR FOAMS! Most of what is warned against on the internet pertains to these chemicals/polyurethane.

Uses Environmentally Friendly Blowing Agents

Cured Polyurethane Foam Safety Summary

Outlined below are the key considerations regarding the potential health effects and ecological impacts of PLY’s cured polyurethane foams. The data confirms that cured polyurethane is not listed as a carcinogen and does not pose a threat to the environment. Supporting data can be provided upon request.

Health Effects:
  • Polyurethane foam consists of fully reacted polymers and are considered non-hazardous per OSHA 29 CFR1910.1200
  • The primary adverse health effects of cured polyurethane are related to dust generated by sanding, grinding or cutting the cured foam. Similar to saw dust, or other fine powders, dust from polyurethane foam may irritate respiratory organs, eyes, and skin. Protective gloves, eye protection, and a dust mask should be worn when fabricating or cutting polyurethane foam
  • Not listed as a carcinogen (NTA, ARC, OSHA)
Ecological Information:
  • Not a marine pollutant
  • Does not bio-accumulate
  • No mobility within soil

Can be disposed of as ordinary industrial waste in compliance with local, provincial and federal regulations

Environmental Impact of FillFoam™

FillFoam™ is an organic material that is resin blown. It is nitrogen rich and is harmless to the environment. Nitrogen is not toxic since about 78% of the air we breathe contains this gas. It is lightweight, durable, solvent free, non-toxic and inert, non-flammable, and rot-resistant to both salt and fresh water. This material can be removed and re-purposed to grow plants. It is biodegradable and the perfect substrate for agricultural purposes.

Advantages of FillFoam™ Compared of Alternatives?
  • Environmentally Friendly – FillFoam™ is lightweight, durable, solvent free, non-toxic, inert, non-flammable, and rot-resistant to both salt and fresh water.
  • The installation process of FillFoam™ is less invasive to the environment because there is little to no on-site excavation. Once installed some formulas of FillFoam™ are able to stabilize the soil without disturbing or redirecting natural water flow other formulas can stop water flow.
  • FillFoam™ is transported as a concentrate. Requiring less trucking and transport pollution than alternatives.
  • FillFoam™ can absorb and retain water from surrounding soils that are over-saturated or overburdened by water. This water can be retained until it is drawn out from soils or plant life requiring water. Carrying this extra weight from water does not impact the strength or structure of the foam.
  • In addition to filling voids and stabilizing soils, versions of FillFoam™ can be used to support plant growth. FillFoam™ products can increase watering efficiency by storing water and nutrients important to healthy plant growth. Formula options can be biodegradable and the perfect substrate for agricultural purposes.
FillFoam™ Safety Summary

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