Flotation

Application

  • Buoyancy material for life jackets, sailing vests, work vests, and survival suits
  • Thermal insulation and buoyancy material for wearing apparel
  • Cushioning material

Advantage

  • Soft, pliable, and tough
  • Exceptional stability in extremely low temperature 
  • Low compression set 
  • Excellent thermal insulation
  • Self-extinguishing
  • Resistant to most chemicals, petroleum products, and humidity, will not rot.
  • Impact cushioning
  • Not include CFC ozone depletion materials & free of 10 Phthalates (DBP,BBP,DENP,DINP,DNHP,DIBP,DNPP,DCHP,DIDP,DNOP) 

Fabrication

  • Cutting, die-cutting
  • Adhesive bonding, welding 
  • Sewing, stitching

Typical Physical Properties and Characteristics

 
Units
Test
Method

KNV-201S

KNV-202C-2

NV-402C

NV-403S
Standard Sheet Size
in
cm
 
56*84
142x213
56*84
142x213
56*84
142x213
56*88
142x224
Standard Roll Width
in
cm
 
 
56
142
56
142
 
Max. Gauge
in
cm
 
3
76
3
76
1.25
30
1.25
30
Colors
(other colors available)
 
 
Nat
Nat
Nat/Blk
Nat/Blk
Density (P.C.F)
lb/ft3
g/cm3
 
2.0-3.2
0.03-0.05
2.5-3.8
0.04-0.06
3.2-4.5
0.05-0.07
3.2-4.5
0.05-0.07
Compression Deflection
(25%,Psi)
lb/in2
kg/cm2
ASTM D1056
1.0-2.0
0.07-0.14
1.0-2.0
0.07-0.14
2.0-4.0
0.14-0.28
2.0-4.0
0.14-0.28
Compression Set (50%)
%Max
ASTM D1056
40
30
25
30
Water Absorption
(Vacuum Method)
Wt%Max
ASTM D1056
5
8
8
5
Water Absorption
Ibs/Sq.Ft
ASTM D1667
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
Heat Aging
(7 Days @ 158°F )
Lineal Shrinkage
%Max
ASTM C548
5
5
5
5
Tensile Strength
lb/in2
kg/cm2
ASTM D412
40
3
30
2.2
40
3
55
4
Elongation
%Min
ASTM D412
300
250
200
250
Thermal Coductivity
75 °F(24 °C)
BTU.in/hr.
sqft. °F Max
ASTM C177
0.25
0.25
0.27
0.25
Specification
 
ASTM D1056-68
ASTM D1056-91
 
 
SCE-41
2C1
SCE-41
2C1

Gaia Foam

 
Units
Test
Method

NOH-01
< Float >

NOH-68
< Mat >
 
Standard Sheet Size
in
cm
 
52x80
132x203
48x72
121x182
 
Max. Gauge
in
cm
 
1-1/4"
32
1-1/4"
32
 
Colors
(other colors available)
 
 
Light Green*
Green*
 
Density (P.C.F)
lb/ft3
g/cm3
 
2.5-3.5
0.040-0.056
5.6-8.1
0.09-0.13
 
Compression Deflection
(25%,Psi)
lb/in2
kg/cm2
ASTM D1056
1.5-3.0
0.11-0.21
2.0-4.5
0.14-0.32
 
Compression Set (50%)
%Max
ASTM D1056
25-35
25-40
 
Water Absorption
(Vacuum Method)
Wt%Max
ASTM D1056
5
5
 
Room Temperature
(30 Days @86ºF)
Lineal Shrinkage
%Max
 
2
3
 
Tensile Strength
lb/in2
kg/cm2
ASTM D412
30
2.1
57
4
 
Elongation
%Min
ASTM D412
150
250
 
Thermal Coductivity
75 °F(24 °C)
BTU.in/hr.
sqft. °F Max
ASTM C177
0.26
 
 

UL Approved Flotation Foam (MQ941 – Lifesaving Equipment, Marine – Component)

ULC Approved Flotation Foam (MQ1672 – Components for Personal Buoyant Water Safety Products)

ISO EN12402-7 approved component