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 »

5 incredible polyurethane facts

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5 incredible polyurethane facts

With so much potential to unravel and with such a complex manufacturing process involved, we provide 5 incredible polyurethane facts to build specifier knowledge. It’s absolutely everywhere these days. Polyurethane features in buildings, cars, playboxes, wardrobes and gardens, as well as featuring heavily in the wheels (and other parts) that drive industry. Yet polyurethane and… Read more »

10 Facts About Polyurethane You Possibly Didn’t Know

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If you were asked what is polyurethane you may well have a succinct answer. We throw the spotlight on some lesser-known facts about this highly versatile and prolifically used polymer. Polyurethane now plays a massive role in everyday life – featuring in everything from cushions to aircraft. It’s also a much-favoured substance for moulding manufacturing… Read more »