look what we did!Innovations From Polyurethane Manufacturers


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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

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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

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:

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Category: Automotive, Electronics, Furniture

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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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

Electrifying Facts about Polyurethane

This holiday season, it is estimated that shoppers will spend $33.76 billion on consumer electronics – a broad category that includes tablets, notebook computers, TVs, smartphones, game consoles, and even wearable technology.

Many electronic enthusiasts and shoppers will research the fastest processor, most compatible OS, biggest screen, or best battery life, but few people look into what keeps these machines running through daily use.

The answer – in part – is polyurethane.

Polyurethanes are frequently used in the electrical and electronics industries to seal and insulate fragile components. Because of polyurethane’s versatility, it can be combined with countless...

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Tracing the roots of today’s polyurethane technologies

Polyurethane has been used for nearly 75 years to make almost every element of our lives more safe and comfortable. Because of polyurethane’s varied benefits, the product’s rich history spreads across many industries – from furniture cushioning to spaceflight suits to each decade’s newest and lightest electronic devices to the energy-saving refrigerator insulation that keeps food and beverages cold. Since its beginnings, polyurethane and its applications have evolved to match advances in technology and manufacturing, as well as consumer demands. Today, polyurethanes are even found in many luxury items, including designer shoes, clothes, furniture and appliances.

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Category: Appliances, Electronics, Furniture

Making a Real Life Terminator

In the Terminator movies, robots easily shift from solid to almost liquid looking form. This adaptability has applications beyond time traveling cyborgs and today polyurethane has brought us one step closer to making shape shifting robots more than just a special effects wonder on the big screen.

As reported in Popular Science, researchers have developed a low-cost phase-changing material that could be used to allow robots to shift between soft and hard states. The material could be used to allow robots a new range of functions such as surgical robots that could slither through the body...

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Category: Electronics

Moving Us Forward

We truly are living in the technological age. From the ways we communicate with one another, to how we do our jobs, all the way to how we entertain ourselves, technology has profoundly changed our lives.

Category: Electronics