The new George H.W. Bush Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier uses more than 1 million pounds of blown polyurethane foam made with metering equipment from Linden Industries Inc. of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
The aircraft carrier was christened Oct. 7, 2006, in Newport News, Va.
The foam is used to deaden sound and for energy absorption and thermal insulation.
Linden supplied two poly¼urethane foam dispensing systems with two high-pressure machines with an output of 300 pounds per minute, positioned midship, one each on the port and starboard sides. Hoses were installed to feed four sets of high-pressure mix heads with a control box, so that only two of the mix heads poured at one time.
Linden provided foam testing and on-site, 24-hour production assistance during the foaming operation.
“The size of this project is just amazing,” said Theron Sherman, Linden's sales manager. “You can't help but feel a certain pride for being part of this.”
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