Polyurethane – FAQs

What is Polyurethane?

Polyurethane is a resistant, adjustable and durable material that can change colour and replace cotton, steel or rubber. It can be applied in practically all areas. Polyurethane can be as hard as glass fibres, as compressible as foam, have the same rebound qualities as rubber, it can be as adhesive as glue and can also offer protection as the protection coating. Since its invention in 1940, it has been applied in numerous products, from children toys to aeroplane wings.

What is Polyurethane made of?

Polyurethane is a result of a chemical reaction between isocyanate and polyol. The mixture of these two components gives us a substance which is safe and very versatile. Polyurethane, being also a very light material, can have several first-rate qualities, such as flexibility, adjustability, and wear and tear resistance.

What is Polyurethane used for?

Polyurethane offers a multitude of application possibilities. Due to its versatility, Polyurethane can be found practically everywhere. Despite its wide range of application, new ways of usage are constantly emerging. Here is some additional information on polyurethane applications.

What levels of hardness of Polyurethane exist?

The Polyurethane hardness ranges from 10 to 90 shores.

What is the service life of Polyurethane?

The Polyurethane service life depends on its usage. Generally, Polyurethane exceeds the service life of the product in which it is installed.

Is Polyurethane the right material for my product?

If you are unsure whether Polyurethane is the right choice for your product, please contact us to find the best solution together.

What is the maximum mass of a Polyurethane product you can manufacture in your company?

Our company can make Polyurethane products up to max. 400g.

Is Polyurethane foam safe?

For many years now, Polyurethane foam has been used in numerous products. Thorough safety tests have been conducted, showing that Polyurethane does not cause emissions or create harmful substances in normal conditions.

Will Polyurethane become hard and fragile (start to crack) over the years?

Properly produced Polyurethane endures a long-term exposure to aging effects. It also retains its characteristics.

What are Polyurethane's advantages over rubber?

Being a chemical compound, Polyurethane is resistant against ozone, acid and sunlight. Rubber, however, is not resistant against ozone and disintegrates eventually. Polyurethane has 4-times greater carrying capacity than rubber, it offers a wider range of hardness, is considered a better insulator and is also resistant against oil and wear and tear.

What are Polyurethane's advantages over plastic?

Compared to plastic, Polyurethane is more shock-resistant, reduces noise levels, and is also radiation-resistant. It also responds better to low temperatures. In addition, Polyurethane can be used in thicker products, while the mould production costs are also considerably lower.