Advanced Materials, Vol.12, No.23, 1779-1789, 2000
Lightweight cellular plastics
Plastic foams have found a number of applications in the energy absorption, thermal, and acoustic markets. Here advances that have been made with extruded polystyrene, polyolefin, and polyurethane foams, and their uses, particular ly in the automotive industry, are highlighted. The Figure shows a 65 % compressed foam.