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Polyurethane is in the Elastomer family of plastics, and is available in a variety of colors and hardness range.

Polyurethane is in the Elastomer family of plastics, and is available in different levels of hardness. Because of the numerous different ways that this material can be manufactured, please inquire directly so we can properly process your order.

Hardness is measured by the Shore or durometer scale. Polyurethane falls into the range between 10A and 80D (see material properties for details). Our Polyurethane sheet and rod generally are made in the 60A – 90D hardness range.

This material is used to replace rubber, fiberglass, steel, aluminum, and ceramics in certain situations. This does not mean that it works for every application or that it would be a perfect substitute for any of materials mentioned. 

Polyurethane is processed by casting the material into molds, and allowing the mixture to cure. It also offers flexibility in it’s ability to be cast with a fabric surface, enabling bonding to metal and other urethanes.

Polyurethane falls outside of the standard plastic classifications and into the Elastomer family. This means that when a force is applied, the material easily returns to it’s original shape. A notable benefit of using this material is the wide range of durometers.

  • High Impact Strength and Load Bearing Capacity 
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Excellent Cut & Tear Strength
  • Resistance to Oils & Solvents
  • Long Flex Life and High or Low Resilience
  • Wide Range of Hardness/Durometer Rating (60A – 90D)
  • Good Hydrolytic Stability

Polyurethane is ITAR compliant, and Polyurethane is RoHS compliant.

Major industries that have applications with polyurethane are: automotive, aerospace, electronics, defense, power presses/dies, mining, paperboard, material handling, and more. 

Typical applications include:

  • Arc shield on railroad cars, replacing fiberglass parts that cost too much due to repair
  • Wheels on carts, trolleys, skateboards, and similar applications that require load bearing capacity and wear resistance
  • Gaskets, seals, and other applications where rubber might be used
  • Rigid foam insulation and flexible foam seating

Sheet:

Most Sheets come in 48″ X 48″ sizes.

Rod:

Most Rods come in 48″ lengths. 

Tolerances are different per material and manufactured batch.

For different sizes or specific tolerances, please inquire

This link will open the size and material property page created by our Premium Urethane Supplier. It shows the various properties and durometers for the wide range of available polyurethanes. 

CLICK HERE

These Properties are for evaluation purposes only. This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed nor implied.

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