look what we did!Innovations From Polyurethane Manufacturers


Aviation History Month

November is Aviation History Month! Did you know that the first commercial flight was flown on February 25, 1914, making a roundtrip from Saint Petersburg to Kiev in 14 hours and 38 minutes? After various technological advancements, aviation has come a long way and flying has become a lot more comfortable for passengers!

What helps make a flight more relaxing? Polyurethane foam is used in the cushioning of airplane seats and throughout the interior of the plane, resulting in a more comfortable environment. Your travel experience is now better, whether you’re a frequent flyer or an occasional traveler.

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Category: Automotive, Innovation Bonds

Polyurethane Rides in Style

Clear the streets – a new generation of vehicles will take over the road! This year, motor company Yamaha introduced its newest model of transportation: The 05GEN. What makes this “wearable mobility” function? Polyurethane.

The 05GEN is specially designed for comfort and convenience. Its three-wheeled design uses Elastollan, a thermoplastic polyurethane, as well as Infinergy, the world’s first expanded thermoplastic polyurethane. Elastollan enables Yamaha to use a variety of texture and colors on the 05GEN exterior, while Infinergy gives the tires more control for a smoother ride.

With polyurethane innovation in tow, the future of traveling has arrived.

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Category: Automotive, Innovation Bonds

Polyurethane Revs It Up

Polyurethane is transforming the elite ranks of the automotive industry. To improve the production and performance of Aston Martin’s high-end vehicles, Aston Martin has partnered with Dow Automotive Systems (DAS). With this technical partnership, more DAS polyurethane products will be used in Aston Martin production models and racing cars.

DAS has supplied Aston Martin with polyurethane structural adhesives. Polyurethane adhesives provide extra strong bondability in joining materials. They implemented this polyurethane technology on the new Aston Martin DB11, producing an automotive part with long-term durability, improved crash performance and other benefits.

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Category: Automotive

Novomer’s Innovative Technology

Innovative. That’s the best word that describes Novomer and the Ford Motor Company. Ford teamed up with many companies, including Novomer, to find new applications for captured carbon dioxide (CO2) to reduce carbon emissions. Ford aims to help reduce global warming by using this greenhouse gas in innovative ways. Ford expects to be the first automaker to use foams and plastics containing captured CO2in seating and hood applications.  The new materials are expected to be in Ford vehicles by 2018.  

For foams formulated with up to 50 percent CO2 based polyols, Ford is utilizing Novomer’s Converge®-CO2 based polyols....

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Category: Automotive, Innovation Bonds

School’s OUT! How Polyurethane Can Help Teachers Celebrate

The school year has officially ended. Students are free from school rules, homework and teachers. Teachers are also free from students and all the fun, but stressful antics that come with their jobs. We’re guessing most teachers take advantage of this time to relax and de-stress, spend more time at the gym or go on vacation! Polyurethane can make it all possible.

When there are no class periods, story time or any schedule at all – there’s nothing stopping you from an afternoon nap! In the heat of summer your sofa beckons so go ahead and sink into that

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Category: Apparel, Automotive, Furniture

American Coatings Show

Tomorrow in Indianapolis begins the American Coatings Show – the leading event for the paint and coatings industry in North America. The ACS brings together the top professionals behind your favorite painted rooms and the miraculously great condition of your kitchen counters.

The show will be an exciting spectacle of the newest products, research and developments in every aspect of the industry. Constant advancement and innovation will be the primary focus. And when innovation is the game – polyurethane is sure to be a VIP player! 

Polyurethane creates such a durable material; it can be perfect for many protective...

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Category: Appliances, Automotive, Home Builders

New York International Car Show

This weekend begins one of the auto industry’s biggest events: The New York International Auto Show. For manufacturers a like, this show is the annual dream-come-true: the world’s sweetest rides are all on display, and concept cars give us a glimpse into the future of driving.

The 2016 show, March 25th – April 3rd at the Javits Center, is sure to showcase the hottest trends in auto design and innovation. An incredible amount of engineering goes into making our cars more efficient, safe, stylish and comfortable. Scientists and designers in the auto industry have recently turned to polyurethane...

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Category: Automotive

Incredible Polyurethane and Dura-Bump

Slow down! And appreciate that polyurethane is on the road – as well as in your car.

Speed bumps are often used to slow cars on busy streets, but they can wreak havoc on a car’s suspension and wheel alignment.

But, a polyurethane blend can offer a durable solution.

South African manufacturer Dura-Bump utilizes polyurethane to develop speed bumps that slow traffic. Manufactured with recycled rubber, the speed bumps are skid-resistant thanks to the polyurethane blend. This polyurethane blend also creates speed bumps that help minimize the impact to a car’s suspension and wheel alignment.

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Category: Automotive

Go For a Ride Day

Grab your keys and your favorite mixtape or playlist because today is the day we celebrate road trips! Whether you have a determined destination or not, many of us find it therapeutic just to get behind the wheel, or in the passenger’s seat, and cruise down the road. The seats are comfortable, right?

Did you know that much of the interior of cars, including seats, is made with polyurethane foam? Insulation foam plays a role in keeping your ride smooth, quiet and climate controlled. The flexibility and durability of polyurethane makes it an excellent material for the exterior of...

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Category: Automotive

Name Your Car Day

It gets your from point A to point B, and back to A and then around to points C and D.  It is your cool oasis on a scorching summer day and your warm dry shelter from the rain – and it gets you around town in style!

Take advantage of yet another unique holiday and give your vehicle some recognition, with a name that suits it. Amazing polyurethane also deserves recognition on this day. Without polyurethane, your trusted Timmy the Truck or sleek Sally the Sedan might not be quite so trusty or sleek. Those comfortable seats, protective...

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Category: Automotive