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Foam Techniques Ltd - Everyday Applications Of Thermal Foam
Thermal foam is a substance used in the world around us on a day to day basis
although we may not be aware of it. Thermal foam has a unique set of properties
that mean that it is able to act as a barrier to heat, insulating a particular area or
component from another. These properties have the potential to increase the
efficiency of many processes and ensure that heat is confined to where it is needed
and prevented from encroaching on areas where it is not desirable.
One of the most basic applications of thermal foam is in the production of consumer
cooler bags. These bags are designed to be used in the summer in order to preserve
perishable food on a day out. By definition, a cooler bag must keep the contents cool
by preventing the encroachment of heat from the external environment. Moreover,
when cooler blocks are used the cooler bag must also maintain the cool internal
temperature. It is thermal foam that enables cooler bags to achieve this. By creating
a barrier between the food and the external environment cooler bags serve to
preserve the food and keep it at its best.

Thermal foam is also used in the construction of cars and can often be found on the
inside of the bonnet lid. While the ignition is switched on cars produce a lot of heat
energy through the combustion within the engine. Without insulation this heat energy
would be lost to the outside world without any real gain. Instead, thermal foam
serves to trap the heat created by the engine, thus ensuring that the engine retains
its heat and therefore increases in efficiency. Moreover, without this thermal barrier
the external temperature of the bonnet lid may reach dangerous levels.
Thermal foam can also be found within many domestic heating systems. The
applications for derivatives of thermal foam within this environment are numerous.
This foam can be used to prevent the escape of heat from one area to another and
also to prevent the encroachment of cold draughts in the opposite direction. Thus, a
consistent temperature can be maintained in the area that is being heated in an
efficient manner. Thermal foam may also be used to insulate hot water tanks. Much
energy is expended in heating hot water and without suitable insulation much of this
heat can be lost to the external environment. Thermal foam can therefore be used to
trap this heat and ensure that hot water does in fact stay hot.

In all of these applications thermal foam excels at ensuring a consistent temperature
is maintained within a particular environment. This can be used to preserve the
contents of the insulated area or even to increase the efficiency of that which is
insulated. As a leading UK supplier of thermal foam and many other foam types,
Foam Techniques Ltd are ideally placed to supply their customers with unique
solutions to their thermal insulation requirements with years of knowledge and

Foam Techniques Ltd
39 Booth Drive
Park Farm South
Tel :+44(0)1933 400096
Website: www.foamtechniques.co.uk

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