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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 »

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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 »

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When people think of the Olympics, polyurethane isn’t usually the first thing which springs to mind! The reality is that polyurethane is set to play a key role in the 2020 games in Tokyo, later on in the year. As well as being a crucial part of many of the structures which are needed to… Read more »

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Polyurethane is now an integral part of everyday life, yet many of its applications go unnoticed. In fact, dare we say it is underappreciated! Since it was first formulated in 1937 (and then used commercially in 1954) there has been a growing awareness of how incredibly versatile it is. By varying its mixture and moulding,… Read more »

Polyurethane roller

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »