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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PU-Blocks

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 »

Unusual Polyurethane Products

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Although you may not know it, at some point you will have encountered a polyurethane product. We’re also 100% certain you will own or have used an item containing polyurethane. Why? Polyurethane is a synthetic resin that is available in many forms. It is mainly made up of urethane and polymer chemical compounds that are… Read more »

How polyurethane rollers are made

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Polyurethane Wheels

Even in the age of technology, the integrity and reliability of basic machinery components such as rollers are still a priority, for a diverse range of manufacturing and materials processing companies. Getting traditional machinery components such as these 100% right can play a key role in product quality and consistency, and also in avoiding production… Read more »

The history and uses of polyurethanes

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Vortex Shredder subsleeve

Polyurethanes are some of the most versatile and useful polymers that we have today. They exist in many different forms, which have various uses. Polymers are synthetic materials made by joining together long chains of complex organic molecules called monomers. Better known to us as plastics, polymers are an integral part of modern industrialisation and… Read more »

Where to buy polyurethane products in the UK?

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  From its initial development as a substitute for rubber during World War Two, polyurethane has grown in strength as a versatile, multi-purpose material suitable for use in a wide range of circumstances. Created by reacting a polyol with a polymer diisocyanate in the presence of appropriate catalysts and additives, this substance has as many… Read more »