Questions Answered About Polyurethane

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With its incredible strength-to-weight ratio, polyurethane is an increasingly important material across diverse trade sectors. Answering three of the commonly asked questions about Polyurethane can further illustrate its value. Summing up the capabilities and possibilities of polyurethane is not an easy task. Not least as the many applications of this highly durable and versatile substance… Read more »

Polyurethane can be used as an adhesive

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Polyurethane finds its way into a highly diverse range of applications – from abrasion and impact resistant rollers to comfortable, cushioning memory foam. So how can this same substance be an adhesive? We explore PU’s unique bonding abilities. The growing number of ways to use polyurethane in manufacturing and engineering including one that’s likely to… Read more »

How the polyurethane industry helps the economy

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Having one material that solves limitless industrial and engineering design requirements sounds too good to be true. However, the versatility of polyurethane (PU) is now well known, and it is in demand in countless automotive, constructions, electronics, power and agricultural applications. The economic repercussions are considerable. What many specifiers are beginning to realise is that… Read more »

Polyurethane, the Eco friendly Product

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Think plastic, and think damaging to the environment, but that’s not always the case and not all plastics are the same. Polyurethane is the eco-friendly plastic of choice, for a variety of reasons. If you need custom components creating and you’re concerned about your impact on the planet, polyurethane could be the way to go…. 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 »