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Foam for Filtering

Reticulated foam, developed under NASA contract by Scott Paper Co., Foam Division, is an effective filtering medium used in air conditioners, humidifiers, home and commercial forced air furnaces, and a broad variety of other items manufactured in the appliance automotive, medical equipment, consumer electronics, cosmetics and household products industries. Foam is reticulated which means formed of an open network. The process fully opens pores of foam structure by removing window-like membranes. This permits air to flow freely through small apertures while particles of dust or dirt adhere to all walls.
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
MSFC-SO-77
Patent Status: 
Agency
NASA
Region
Southeast
State: 
Alabama
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