look what we did!Innovations From Polyurethane Manufacturers


Get Ready to See Polyurethane in Action at CES

It’s that time of year again! The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will open next Tuesday in Las Vegas and the world will be amazed at the latest, must-have gadgets and technology. And many of those innovations depend on polyurethane.

For many electronic devices — such as gaming consoles, fitness tracking devices and virtual reality headsets — polyurethane provides protection for sensitive electronic components. Meanwhile, in 3-D printers, polyurethane can be the raw material for creating prototypes, components and more.

Over at the vehicle technology venue, polyurethane will be helping make self-driving and traditional vehicle bodies lighter so that they can...

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Category: Electronics

Put Polyurethane on the List This Year

Chances are someone in your family is dreaming of a new gadget or device for the holidays. Electronics have become ubiquitous in our lives, and technology continues to move forward at a blistering pace. But did you know many of this year’s hottest holiday gifts wouldn’t be possible without polyurethane?

From wearable fitness trackers to voice-activated personal assistants to virtual reality headsets, many of today’s electronic devices rely on non-foam polyurethanes called potting compounds or conformal coatings in order to perform their amazing tasks. These polyurethane substances help protect sensitive electronic components from a variety of potentially damaging stressors,...

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Category: Electronics

Close-Up on Polyurethane in Electronics

Most of us need our phones, tablets, and laptops close at hand. These and other electronic devices have become essential to making our lives easier and more connected. And these devices rely on non-foam polyurethanes called “potting compounds” or “conformal coatings.”

What do these amazing substances do that make them so important? For one thing, they help protect your devices against the shock of being dropped and even the daily wear and tear of vibrations. They also provide some level of moisture and corrosion resistance for delicate electronic components.

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Category: Electronics

3 Ways Polyurethane Helps Enhance Your Life

Polyurethane is an incredible material that touches almost every industry and enhances our lives in many ways. Here are three important ways polyurethane can make your life better:           

  • Polyurethane can help keep you be comfortable
  • Rigid polyurethane panels used for insulation keep your home warm and comfortable. From the floors to the walls, to the ceilings, polyurethane creates a temperature-controlled environment for the interior of your home, no matter the season.

  • Polyurethane can help keep you stay active
  • A wide variety of athletic gear and apparel is constructed with polyurethane. Polyurethane fibers and coating technology provide support, durability and...

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    Category: Apparel, Electronics, Home Builders

    Polyurethane For Dads

    All dads are different, but there are some products made with polyurethane that any father could enjoy on his holiday.

    The Father in the Fast Lane:

    Does your dad enjoy driving on the open road and love everything about cars? Will he know that polyurethane is behind a lot of the comfort and cool factors of his car? Cushioned seats, protected coatings, and many car parts are made with polyurethane components that make vehicles look better and last longer. Plus, polyurethane is light-weight  which helps Dad’s car be more fuel efficient.  All dads love that.

    The DIY Dad:

    If...

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    Category: Automotive, Electronics, Furniture

    Happy National Technology Day

    In today’s digital age, technology has touched almost every aspect of our lives. From our computers to our kitchen appliances, polyurethane is helping turn innovative designs and ideas into the incredible gadgets we use every day.

    Appliance manufacturers utilize polyurethane in various components of their products. Refrigerators and freezers contain rigid polyurethane foam in their insulation systems to help keep food cold and fresh. Manufacturers also use a polyurethane coating to protect and beautify the exterior of your appliances – giving you your dream kitchen!

    Have fun with your technology products today and don’t forget that polyurethane helped make...

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    Category: Electronics

    5 Incredible Facts about Polyurethane

    Today is National Trivia Day! Here are 5 fun facts about polyurethane.

    • You’re probably sitting or standing on polyurethane right now. In our houses, the workplace and even our cars, polyurethane foam supports, protects and cushions us.
    • Polyurethanes are frequently used in the electrical and electronics industries to seal and insulate fragile components. It also protects the exterior of our electronic devices as it is frequently used as a stylish, but durable material for tablet covers and cases.
    • Polyurethane coatings play an essential role in maintaining your vehicle’s glossy appearance by helping protect it from harsh weather conditions. Who doesn’t love...

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      Category: Athletics, Automotive, Electronics, Environment

    Polyurethane Adhesives for Wearable Tech

    We’re always looking for easy ways to live a more active, healthier lifestyle. To help consumers in this endeavor, companies in the growing wearable tech industry created tiny electronic devices that can be worn like patches on the skin. These electronic devices enable us to easily track our fitness routines and help us meet our daily health goals.

    As technology continues to improve for these small devices, we can also expect them to play a role in monitoring medical conditions and even discreetly delivering medications! For this innovation to progress, these wearables must feel comfortable on the skin for long...

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    Category: Apparel, Electronics

    Electronic Holiday Gifts

    Slim laptops, audiophile headphones, wearable tech, game consoles, and electronics galore are popular – and many consumers either gave or received these items as holiday gifts.

    Did you know that polyurethane is used in many of these gadgets?

    Polyurethane has revolutionized the electronics industry.  It is used in electronics to help protect the delicate inner workings by adding insulation and long lasting adhesives.

    So while you’re playing with your new electronics, you are likely playing with incredible polyurethane.  Science is fun!

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    Category: Electronics
    North America’s longest running polyurethanes conference will open with a one-of-a-kind, first-hand account of polyurethane innovations reaching new heights. The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) is excited to announce that André Borschberg, one of the pilots and co-developer of the Solar Impulse solar-powered aircraft, will deliver the keynote address during the 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference. Mr. Borschberg will chronicle the development and innovation behind the Solar Impulse adventure and highlight the role polyurethanes played in its success. The keynote address will be delivered during the opening session of conference in Orlando on October 5 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Fla. To learn more about registering for the conference, visit the conference website.
    North America’s longest running polyurethanes conference will open with a one-of-a-kind, first-hand account of polyurethane innovations reaching new heights. The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) is excited to announce that André Borschberg, one of the pilots and co-developer of the Solar Impulse solar-powered aircraft, will deliver the keynote address during the 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference. Mr. Borschberg will chronicle the development and innovation behind the Solar Impulse adventure and highlight the role polyurethanes played in its success. The keynote address will be delivered during the opening session of conference in Orlando on October 5 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Fla. To learn more about registering for the conference, visit the conference website.

    It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s Polyurethane!

    Solar Impulse 2 has a BIG goal: to be the first airplane to fly day and night around the world using only solar power.

    The solar-powered airplane, officially known as Solar Impulse 2, is in the midst of its five-month around-the-world trek. (Solar Impulse 1, which flew across America in 2013, was the prototype for the project.) Swiss aviator, researcher and psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard founded the Solar Impulse project more than a decade ago with former Swiss Air Force pilot André Borschberg – and the two share piloting duties.

    During the day, 17,248 solar cells, which cover much...

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    Category: Electronics, Environment