How Custom Moulded Polyurethane helps Supacat and the RNLI

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Launch and Recovery System

Every job – no matter how small – is important to the team at Custom Moulded Polyurethane; but there’s additional excitement about contributing to Supacat’s ‘ground-breaking’ off-road wheeled and tracked vehicles. One of the massive advantages of parts made from polyurethane is their ability to withstand incredible force, a hostile environment and the pressure of… Read more »

How Polyurethane helps Heathrow Airport run

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Some of the top companies and technical solutions combine to keep Heathrow Airport running. Custom Moulded Polyurethane is delighted to be part of that team, by developing new housing for automated car park equipment. Polyurethane components and parts find their way into increasing numbers of everyday purposes, and it’s easy to overlook what a vital… Read more »

5 Products that could be made out of Polyurethane but currently are not

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Polyurethane is a recyclable plastic that’s rigid or flexible. It’s used in many different products that include fabrics, mattresses and insulation. Here we explore 5 products that could be made from polyurethane that are currently not. 1. Waterproof coat We are all now more aware about recycling our clothes and buying clothes that will last… Read more »

Polyurethane Rollers vs Plastic or Rubber Rollers

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Polyurethane roller

Rollers are used in a diverse range of manufacturing, engineering, construction and warehousing operations. You can find them whizzing away vertically or horizontally, in a multitude of dimensions. In fact, it’s hard to think of one trade sector that doesn’t rely on the humble roller in some form or another! Those rotating cylinders – sometimes… Read more »

Polyurethane in building and construction

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Inert, durable, tough and versatile, polyurethane is frequently the material of choice for anything from insulation to carpet. One of a new generation of advanced compounds, its complex and varied chemistry is what underpins its utility. Here we take a look at the characteristics, chemistry and applications of polyurethane. In particular, we focus on why… Read more »

Is Polyurethane a Plastic?

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Chances are, if you look round your present environment, you’ll see something that’s made of polyurethane, also known as PU. Used to create everything from building insulation through to furniture upholstery, mattresses, sportswear, shoe soles and many other items, it’s become an essential material in the 21st Century home, office and vehicle. One of the… Read more »

How soft touch polyurethane wheels help businesses

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Soft-touch polyurethane wheels are highly resistant, as they are designed to exhibit a fast rebound when they hit obstructions or damaged parts of any floor surface. They facilitate the safe, easy and quiet movement of equipment and vehicles, many of which are traditionally associated with natural rubber tyres. The polyurethane elastomer has been shown to… Read more »

8 Polyurethane products you use regularly

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There are many applications for polyurethane in products we use in our day-to-day lives. The vast majority of the world’s consumption of polyurethane comes in the form of foams, both flexible and rigid, for a diverse range of applications. It usually plays a role in the production of other materials, like upholstery fabrics, the construction… Read more »