As suppliers of Polyurethane, we have seen the biggest use in this area is for; Boat Flotation, Panel insulation, Cooler box Insulation, Flooring, Art moulds, Moulds for Concrete Castings,Sealants, Engine mountings etc.
Polyurethanes are used in the manufacture of high-resilience foam seating, rigid foam insulation panels, microcellular foam seals and gaskets, durable elastomeric wheels and tires (such as roller coaster, escalator, shopping cart, elevator, and skateboard wheels), automotive suspension bushings, electrical potting compounds, high-performance adhesives, surface coatings and surface sealants, synthetic fibers (e.g., Spandex), carpet underlay, hard-plastic parts (e.g., for electronic instruments), condoms, and hoses.
Over three quarters of the global consumption of polyurethane products is in the form of foams, with flexible and rigid types being roughly equal in market size. In both cases, the foam is usually behind other materials: flexible foams are behind upholstery fabrics in commercial and domestic furniture; rigid foams are between metal, or plastic walls/sheets of most refrigerators and freezers, or other surface materials in the case of thermal insulation panels in the construction sector. Its use in garments is growing: for example, in lining the cups of brassieres. Polyurethane is also used for moldings which include door frames, columns, balusters, window headers, pediments, medallions and rosettes.
Polyurethane formulations cover an extremely wide range of stiffness, hardness, and densities. These materials include:
- Low-density flexible foam used in upholstery, bedding, automotive and truck seating, and novel inorganic plant substrates for roof or wall garden
- Low density elastomers used in footwear
- Hard solid plastics used as electronic instrument bezels and structural parts
- Flexible plastics used as straps and bands
- Cast and injection molded components for various markets — i.e., agriculture, military, automotive, industrial, etc.
Polyurethane foam is widely used in high resiliency flexible foam seating, rigid foam insulation panels,boat flotation, microcellular foam seals and gaskets, durable elastomeric wheels and tires, automotive suspension bushings, electrical potting compounds, seals, gaskets, carpet underlay, and hard plastic parts (such as for electronic instruments).
Primarily they are used for durable high gloss coatings like in cars, industrial applications, floorings, wood coatings as well as PU resins are used to modify alkyd resins, which are used in paints, enamels and varnishes. PU resins are used for manufacturing moldable thermosetting plastics
Polyurethane sealants are a quick drying and moisture-cured sealant that is used in many industries including building, construction, and the automotive industry. It is generally used for sealing joints in walls and floors.
We are local suppliers of Polyurethane for the Eastern Cape and will be happy to take your call or email for all your casting, sealant and insulation needs.
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