Polyurethanes: History of Polyurethanes Services

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polyurethanes on a tractor

Polyurethanes are elastomers, they are versatile and impact resistant, making PU popular in many different industries. However, when answering the question of  ‘what is polyurethane?’, it is often helpful to review the history of PU manufacturing in order to better understand how the material  was developed.  Professor Dr. Otto Bayer The chemistry behind polyurethanes was… Read more »

Is Polyurethane plastic?

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Three blocks of polyurethane.

When most people hear ‘poly’ they think of plastic. So is polyurethane plastic? And if not, what is polyurethane? Whilst PU is part of a plastic family, thermoset polyurethanes are elastomers and not plastics. This blog will highlight the differences between polyurethane and plastic, how it is formed, and its key features and benefits. Did… Read more »

Can you recycle polyurethanes?

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Did you know that choosing polyurethane can be a sustainable option for engineering parts and products? This may lead to you questioning whether you can recycle polyurethanes too. Pressures to find cost-effective and flawless parts and components to ‘drive the wheels of industry’ now co-exist with a strong sustainability agenda. Corporate responsibility has led to… Read more »

Polyurethane versus Nylon: which makes better wheels?

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Polyurethane versus Nylon: which makes better wheels?

Does specifying nylon or polyurethane wheels and casters depend on the function and performance aims you have? We look at polyurethane versus nylon, considering both options to see what material makes the best wheels. The diversity of wheels needed to drive manufacturing, engineering and warehousing equipment is incredible. This means specifying the perfect part involves… Read more »

How customised polyurethane moulding can help your business

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How customised polyurethane moulding can help your business

Testing new part suppliers can drop down priority lists. Let alone prototyping in new materials. We outline how customised polyurethane moulding can help your business, making a switch to polyurethane parts a commercial advantage. If you are a deadlines-driven organisation or under intense economic pressure, then it can seem easier and quicker to commission prototypes… Read more »

Five Key Benefits of Polyurethane

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polybush

If you’re thinking of replacing your current parts and components with an alternative material, there are five key benefits of Polyurethane you’ll want to know about. When it comes to parts like bushes, wheels and tubing, there is debate over the best material for the job. While elastomers like silicone and rubber may be used… Read more »

What is engineered polyurethane?

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Fold up chairs made from engineered polyurethane

Understanding ‘What is engineered polyurethane?’ is important if you need to source parts that are precisely cut. It’s a solution that offers incredible accuracy and durability. Polyurethane is the perfect example of an engineered material. The definition of anything that’s engineered is that you purposefully and skilfully create the item, to an extent that’s not… Read more »