Polyurethanes are used in numerous ways in the medical world, and allow for the creation of many medical devices Continue reading
Written By: Tony Lukas, Chemist Molded Dimensions Inc
Polyurethane suppliers and processors are continually looking to develop new materials and applications to take advantage of the unique properties of urethane. One advantage that urethane has over rubber is much higher abrasion resistance. This has historically been particularly true as the hardness reaches Shore 80A and above. Although materials of softer hardness have long been available, the physical properties and abrasion resistance has not been a good as rubber in the 50A-70A range. New developments are allowing for both polyether and polyester based materials that are great improvements over currently available urethanes and even better than natural rubber and SBR. Typical applications for these types of materials would be in systems with heavy flow of particulate containing liquids or slurries. Continue reading
Written by: Linda Katz CEO
At the end of April, I was elected to serve as an Officer on the Board of Directors of the Polyurethane Manufacturers Association.
The PMA is a wonderful, global, collaborative organization comprised of over 150 companies who are urethane processors, suppliers, and others all working together to share best practices and drive polyurethane industry growth in diverse markets. PMA members share the latest industry research and knowledge, and work together to promote polyurethane’s many advantages over other materials like rubber, plastic, and metal. Continue reading