We focus on developing products in polyurethane.
Advantages of polyurethane
castable polyurethanes are usually used for their high performance properties such as abrasion resistance, tear resistance and load capacity. These extraordinary features provide cost-effective alternatives for many industrial applications by reducing downtime in process operations.
Polyurethane Vs. Rubber
The main advantage of castable polyurethanes over rubber is their abrasion resistance, the combination of high tear resistance and a high modulus is what gives polyurethanes this advantage. Other advantages include significantly lower casting costs, much wider durometer ranges, ozone resistance and can also be pigmented with different colors. With a selection of colors, color coding of parts or possibly matching the company logo.
Polyurethane Vs. Metal
Most metals are much heavier than polyurethanes. This makes urethanes much easier to handle and cheaper to use equipment. Noise levels are minimized as polyurethanes tend to absorb sound. Polyurethanes can harden metals in many situations, especially where parts are subject to abrasive materials. Polyurethane resistance to corrosion provides another significant advantage over metals. Another important advantage polyurethanes have over metals is that they can be made much cheaper. Cast metal parts are quite more expensive than casting polyurethanes. Welding and machining of metal parts is time consuming and expensive.
Polyurethane Vs. Plastic
As with the aforementioned materials, the most important advantage of polyurethanes over plastic is abrasion resistance. This is due to the fact that polyurethanes have the elastomeric properties that plastic lacks. This leads to another advantage of urethanes over plastic. elastomeric memory. In most cases, polyurethanes return to their original shape when stretched. Since polyurethanes are elastomeric, they are not brittle like any plastic. Even in the highest durometer ranges, polyurethanes remain elastomeric.