Flame Retardant Polyurethane Foam Window/Door Seal

A Common Product profile (CP) is a type of data record originally developed as part of a collaboration called the Quartz Project. The profiles are not specific to any manufacturer, but list the substances that are most commonly present in a product type. The CPs include a general description of the product type, a list of the most common substances serving each function in the product, and the health hazards associated with these substances. See the CP methodology here for more information.

This CP is based on research done for the Quartz Project. Some records may reflect updates made by HBN following the completion of the Quartz effort. In addition, health profile and process chemistry information here is linked to the Pharos Chemical and Material Library (CML). The CML is regularly updated as hazard lists and research evolves, so this hazard display may not match the snapshot shown in the Quartz database.

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Fire retardant polyurethane foam sealant is a compressed tape of polyurethane foam, impregnated with an acrylic, fire retardant resin. The tape is coated on one side with a pressure sensitive adhesive, which is protected with a release paper. Upon installation, the release paper is peeled and removed from the tape, exposing the adhesive and installed, adhesive-side toward the window or door casing being fit into the building opening. Once installed, the tape slowly returns to its original, uncompressed, state, thereby forming a tight seal around the window or door.

This information reflects our best understanding of product composition in 2015.


US CDC - Occupational Carcinogens - Occupational Carcinogen from CARBON BLACK

EC - CEPA DSL - Persistent from Acrylic acid, butyl ester, methacrylic acid, methacrylic acid, methyl ester polymer

MAK - Pregnancy Risk Group C from Titanium dioxide

GHS - Australia - H361fd - Suspected of damaging fertility. Suspected of damaging the unborn child from Stannous octoate

ChemSec - SIN List - Endocrine Disruption from Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs)

AOEC - Asthmagens - Asthmagen (Rs) - sensitizer-induced from ALUMINUM COMPOUNDS

GHS - Australia - H318 - Causes serious eye damage from Stannous octoate

GHS - Japan - Specific target organs/systemic toxicity following repeated exposure - Category 1 [H372] from CARBON BLACK

GHS - New Zealand - 9.1A (algal) - Very ecotoxic in the aquatic environment from Stannous octoate

See the Pharos record HERE for more details and the sources used to create this Common Product profile.

Last updated: May 17, 2018