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Polyurethane Advantages

Polyurethane Is A Versatile Elastomer

The Final Comparisons

Polyurethanes were invented in the 1930s by Professor Dr. Otto Bayer as a replacement for rubber. Uses began to diversify after WWII and now they are used in all types of products from coatings and adhesives to skateboard wheels, Spandex, mattresses and foam insulation.

Polyurethanes are a very versatile elastomer, or artificial rubber. Properties can be manipulated through chemistry, allowing it to take on a multitude of unique qualities. Over the past 20 years Americule Inc. has focused on the abrasion resistant traits, producing tough, long-lasting urethane products for a variety of industries.

What really makes polyurethanes better than alternative products?

The answer: polyurethanes versatility and advantages over competing materials.

Below is a list of advantages of Polyurethane when compared to other materials.

…vs. Rubber …vs. Metal …vs. Plastic
  • High abrasion resistance
  • High cut & tear resistance
  • Superior load bearing
  • Thick section molding
  • Colorability
  • Oil resistance
  • Ozone resistance
  • Radiation resistance
  • Broader hardness range
  • Castable nature
  • Low pressure tooling
  • Lightweight
  • Noise reduction
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Less expensive fabrication
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Resilience
  • Impact resistance
  • Flexibility
  • Easily moldable
  • Non-conductive
  • Non-sparking
  • High impact resistance
  • Elastic memory
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Noise reduction
  • Variable coefficient of friction
  • Resilience
  • Thick section molding
  • Lower cost tooling
  • Low temperature resistance
  • Cold flow resistance
  • Radiation resistance