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Namaste Balanced with Polyurethane

Today we celebrate the popular practice of yoga. Whether you’re forming into a downward dog, twisting into tree pose or simply catching your breath, polyurethane probably plays an important role.

Many yoga mats are equipped with a strong, flexible polyurethane coating. It is super lightweight, so it doesn’t weigh you down on the way to the studio, and it can help wick away moisture so you’re less likely to slip once you’re there.

So enjoy National Yoga Day on your lightweight mat and in the comfort of your yoga clothes – which, by the way, are also probably made...

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Category: Apparel, Athletics

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

Hit the road with Polyurethane

No summer is complete without a memorable road trip. Not only are road trips  easier on your budget, but they also don’t require so much advance planning. All you have to do is pack up the car, crank up the radio and you’re on your way.

Did you know polyurethane is part of every road trip? Without it, your ride would probably be a lot less comfortable. Polyurethane foam in the seats and throughout the car interior contributes to  a quiet, climate-controlled environment.

Polyurethane can also be found on the exterior of your car. Polyurethane coatings help in maintaining...

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Category: Automotive

National Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month

June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, and a great time to savor all the season’s delicious produce and practice a healthier lifestyle. Fruits and veggies are packed with vitamins and other nutrients.

The most common use of polyurethanes in major appliances is the rigid foam used in refrigerator and freezer thermal insulations systems, which can help keep your food cold and fresh. The polyurethane foam is located between the outer shell and inner liner of refrigerators and freezers to help insulate our food and create a durable bond between the outer and inner walls.

So next time...

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Category: Appliances

Happy National Trail Day

National Trails Day occurs on the first Saturday in June and celebrates America’s extensive trail system by encouraging people to discover their local trails. Whether you’re running, biking or hiking, trails can sometimes lead you to difficult terrains. Luckily, with the right gear, you’ll be better able to navigate through it. And chances are the gear’s  made with polyurethane!

Polyurethane can be found in the midsole of hiking boots and other athletic footwear because it provides cushioning, shock absorption and lightweight durability. It also can be found in most modern hiking outsoles to add stability when walking on various...

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Category: Athletics

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Prepare for this Year’s Memorial Day with Polyurethane

Summer is just around the corner! From helping your home stay nice and cool, to outdoor gear and fun in the sun, polyurethane is here to make your summer even more incredible.

The rigid polyurethane panels used for insulation in your home help to keep you nice and comfortable. And these polyurethane panels can drastically reduce energy usage and conserve natural resources.

Don’t forget about the summer block parties! Polyurethane is used in the coolers we use to keep our drinks and food cold while we’re out on the go in the summer months.

So whether you’re keeping...

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Category: Home Builders, Innovation Bonds

VMI’s Incredible New Hydraulic Indoor Track

Virginia Military Institute (VMI) is now home to one of the nation’s most elite indoor athletic facilities. The star of the show is newly-installed hydraulically banked track system. And polyurethane technology is making it all possible.

Beynon Sports, a leading innovator in the polyurethane industry, developed the Rise-N-Run Hydraulic system which incorporates polyurethane materials to create a strong yet flexible surface that athletes can actually raise and lower to specific angles. This adjustment helps to counteract a runner’s centrifugal force while circling around the track, and results in faster racing times.  

This is an exciting new feature is...

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Category: Athletics

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Happy International Museum Day

There is no better way to celebrate Museum Day than to take a trip to a nearby museum.

Did you know polyurethane is also a supporter of the arts? Literally. Many museums utilize polyurethane in mounting textiles. Polyurethane is commonly used to protect textiles from potential damage caused by a frame’s wood acids.

Next time you’re strolling in your favorite museum, remember that the unique physical properties of polyurethane make it a “go to” material for builders, designers, engineers, architects and artists who need museums and works of art to last for long periods of time.

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Category: Poly as Art

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Polyurethane Helps Clean our Waters

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have invented a sponge adapted from common polyurethane foam that reportedly absorbs up to 90 times its weight in oil! This invention promises to help make offshore oil clean ups a lot faster and easier.

The Oleo Sponge may be a game changer in the absorbent technology industry. They say it can be rung out and reused, and can also absorb oil regardless of whether it is on or below the water surface. Scientists even believe that the oil collected from the sponge can be used again. The Olio Sponge inventors anticipate the innovation...

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Category: Environment

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Henkel, Benteler Making Composite Leaf Springs for Volvo

Henkel AG and automotive composite’s firm Benteler SGL are supplying polyurethane composite leaf springs to the automotive industry.

Polyurethane’s incredibly lightweight which makes it a great material for this technological advancement. The polyurethane matrix system is said to be 4.5 kilograms lighter than the steel coil springs that were previously used in the cars. Additionally, the firm says the new leaf spring provides a smoother ride with decreased noise and vibrations.

Yet another example of incredible polyurethane helping to improve technologies that enhance people’s lives!

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Category: Automotive