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Application Note 130

Microchamber sampling and TD–GC–MS analysis of chemical emissions from spray polyurethane foam (SPF) in accordance with ASTM D8142

Application Note 130

Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is a spray-applied polymer that is used to form a continuous layer on the internal surfaces of buildings. Its effectiveness as an insulator, speed of application, and compatibility with a range of surfaces means that it is widely used for building insulation and damp-proofing in the USA, and is rapidly gaining popularity elsewhere, especially in Asia and some European countries.

This application note describes the use of Markes’ Micro-Chamber/Thermal Extractor™, followed by thermal desorption (TD)–GC–MS, to analyse volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds emitted from spray polyurethane foam, in accordance with ASTM D8142.

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