In large-scale construction or infrastructure projects where standardised furnishing elements are used, cast foam is increasingly being used – for example in the furnishing of hotel rooms or cabins for cruise ships. Until now, mineral wool, glass or insulating materials have often been used to connect or stabilise interior and exterior walls in such prefabricated furnishing modules. The relatively high weight of these materials had a disadvantage here, especially in the maritime sector. Enormous weight savings can be realised here through the use of cast foam.
Especially in building construction or in shipping, compliance with sometimes very high requirements in the area of fire protection is a crucial requirement for the approval of new materials. The specifications here extend to the use of intumescent systems, as used in conjunction with combustible materials against the effects of heat and fire, where they form an insulating protective layer through carbonisation and simultaneous foaming.