Polyurethane

The use of this plastic material has become widespread thanks to its outstanding properties.

Polyurethanes bring more convenience, increased safety and more comfort into our lives. In sports and leisure pursuits just as in agriculture and engineering. In the form of armrests, screens, sorting wheels, semi-finished products, cable sheathing, cylinders, rollers, etc., this product provides excellent service.

Polyurethane essentially consists of two chemical materials: isocyanate and polyalcohol. When these two fluid system components are prepared and mixed together, they form a reactive compound. The properties of the material can be adjusted individually and adapted to suit the particular application by mixing in additives like catalysts, propellants, stabilising agents, etc.

Depending on formulation and mixing ratio, we can influence the physical and chemical properties of the final product. A wide range of useful compositions is available.

Polyurethane elastomers can withstand high stresses and strains, do not contain softeners, are biologically degradable and are resistant to a great many chemical substances such as oils, greases and solvents. Our plastics – in hardnesses from 20° Shore A to 70° Shore D – remain flexible and tear-resistant over a wide temperature range. Therefore, polyurethane is the ideal material for roller and cylinder coatings, drive and bearing elements, seals, semi-finished products and sections, elastic forms, safety and screening elements.

With global consumption currently more than seven million tonnes annually, polyurethanes are now among the most important plastics worldwide. And this demand will continue to grow because plastics set the pace of progress.