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.