look what we did!Innovations From Polyurethane Manufacturers

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Fun Facts About Polyurethane

Happy Friday, everyone! Here are five fun facts about polyurethane.

  • Polyurethane is a tremendously versatile material, capable of enormous variations in chemistry, structure and application. This is why creative minds gravitate towards it when exploring/investigating design solutions.
  • More than simply a standalone compound, polyurethane is often utilized to help other materials perform. In other words, polyurethane is a team player!
  • Advancements in polyurethane blends brought us spandex fibers.
  • Clear polyurethane topcoats enhance and help protect the bright, richly colored basecoats on many top-of-the-line automobiles.
  • Polyurethane products have ushered in a whole new era when it comes...

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    Category: Automotive, Home Builders, Innovation Bonds

  • Polyurethane Helps Build the Future of Architecture at the AIA Conference

    There’s a lot of excitement building up in Orlando over the next 3 days. Why? The annual American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Conference of Architecture begins today! Thomas Vonier, the AIA president, calls it “a collection of talented and visionary individuals who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people in all communities.”

    This year’s exhibitions and speakers will focus on building a better tomorrow, and overcoming challenges that will lead to better living across the world. Architects are always looking for new solutions – and when polyurethane chemistry was created in 1952, they found...

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    Category: Architecture

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    U.S. Army Boots Get an Upgrade

    Belleville Boot Company and Rocky Boots were recently selected to supply the U.S. Army with about 36,700 pairs of newly-designed Jungle Combat Boots. The new boots are considered to be more comfortable, faster drying and puncture resistant.

    The new boot features a thick shock-absorbing polyurethane layer that helps keep feet dry. While the older jungle boots were made of hard rubber, these newer boots will include a polyurethane insert with perforations designed to move water away from the foot and absorb extra shock.

    We’re glad that polyurethane can help our troops be more comfortable!

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    Category: Apparel

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    Polyurethane Shows Off Aesthetics at High Point Market

    Today begins High Point Market Week, an annual extravaganza where the world’s top interior designers gather to exhibit the latest trends in home decorating and furniture designs.  Lights, sofas, tables, action!

    The trade show will be a stunning display of home décor – while all the aesthetics might be draw your attention, but don’t forget that there’s incredible chemistry behind a lot of those materials and design elements! In fact, polyurethane is commonly used in furniture. Your favorite, comfy couch is likely filled with flexible polyurethane foam, and polyurethane’s super strong bonding adhesives might help your favorite pieces...

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    Category: Furniture

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    Happy Earth Day

    First organized in 1970, Earth Day is a day to remember and appreciate the Earth’s environment, and our roles within it. Did you know the use of polyurethane contributes in ways that help us preserve certain natural resources?

    Today, rigid foams used for thermal insulation are significantly enhancing the energy efficiency of residential and commercial buildings. Because these polyurethane applications dramatically reduce buildings’ energy needs, we end up conserving natural resources that would otherwise be required for heating and cooling.

    In addition, polyurethanes also help make structures more durable, minimizing the need for additional maintenance or building upgrades. Certain...

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    Category: Environment, Home Builders

    Polyurethane Innovates at the New York Auto Show

    We’re getting in gear for car makers and car lovers’ event of the year: The New York International Auto Show! The automotive industry is an excellent example of the endless possibilities of innovation, design and engineering. We love to watch those shiny cars speed off in style, but have you ever thought of the chemistry behind these cars?

    Polyurethane has proven its value as a material for car manufacturers – from your show-stopping speedster to your everyday ride. It’s durable, lightweight properties help materials like clear coatings provide a long-lasting, pristine top coat and bond together a vehicle’s many different...

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    Category: Automotive

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    Polyurethane Goes Gardening!

    Break out your gloves for National Gardening Month!

    Of all the tools you need for gardening, your gloves have to be one of the most important. Apart from keeping your hands clean, gardening gloves also help keep your hands dry and better protected from harsh and scratchy substances. Polyurethane gloves are also durable enough to help you pull out those stubborn weeds for many seasons!

    Polyurethane garden hoses are another essential gardening tool due to their flexible material. After being stretched to capacity, polyurethane hoses typically spring back into shape. How great is that?  Polyurethane helps reduce hoses’ weight, taking away a...

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    Category: Environment, Innovation Bonds

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    National Guitar Month

    Happy National Guitar Month! Whether you play the guitar or any other instrument, you know that musicians prioritize keeping instruments in pristine condition!

    Did you know that polyurethane paints and coatings can be applied to the surface of guitars and other instruments for protection? Polyurethane coatings not only adhere well to wood and other materials, but they also provide extra durability to the structure of the instrument. Polyurethane paints and coatings also add a nice sheen to the surface of instruments so they can look as good as they sound!

    Polyurethane is also commonly used in the construction of musical...

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    Category: Innovation Bonds

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    International Pillow Fight Day

    It’s International Pillow Fight Day! Today, people in various cities around the world will take to the streets and participate in a massive pillow fight. If your city is not hosting one of these fun events, you can still set up your own with friends and family  – all you’ll need is a strong pillow made of polyurethane foam!

    Polyurethane foam is used in many mattresses and pillows. As a breathable material, polyurethane helps keep you cool and relaxed throughout the entire night. Apart from providing comfort, polyurethane pillows are also very durable. Polyurethane helps pillows hold their shape –...

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    Category: Furniture

    Makin’ Waffles with Polyurethane

    What’s a more wonderful start to your day than eating waffles served with soft butter and warm syrup? Thankfully, there’s a national holiday to celebrate this sweet, buttery breakfast food – happy National Waffle Day!

    What’s your favorite way to prepare your waffles? No matter what you use, chances are polyurethane is involved in helping keeping your waffles fresh. If you keep it simple with frozen waffles, polyurethane foam insulation is likely what’s built into your freezer to help keep those waffles frozen. Polyurethane’s durable properties make it great  for insulation.

    When you use the toaster, oven or a waffle...

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    Category: Appliances