look what we did!Innovations From Polyurethane Manufacturers

Polyurethane’s versatility and flexibility make it a perfect fit for furniture designers
Polyurethane’s versatility and flexibility make it a perfect fit for furniture designers

Sitting Pretty with Polyurethane

Polyurethane’s versatility and flexibility make it a perfect fit for furniture designers. After all, it makes sense to use a contemporary material for contemporary interiors. Whether you’re enjoying a relaxing seat or sinking back into a soft mattress, you can rely on polyurethane foam to provide both comfort and style.

The most widely used cushioning material for upholstered furniture, polyurethane can be molded easily. This allows craftspeople to experiment with innovative and exciting designs. It’s also extremely durable, and holds its shape – which means sofas, chairs and mattresses will too.  Both aesthetically and functionally, polyurethane is the obvious choice...

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Category: Furniture
This summer, polyurethane steps onto the world stage.
This summer, polyurethane steps onto the world stage.

Polyurethane: It’s Not Just for KICKS!

This summer, polyurethane steps onto the world stage.

Bayer MaterialScience teamed up with adidas® to design the official soccer ball for the World Cup. The company has been working with adidas® for nearly thirty years to design and improve soccer balls. This soccer ball, which has been named the ‘brazuca,’ is made with polyurethane raw materials.

Brazilian national soccer player Dani Alves was one of 600 soccer players to test the ball, and said in a Bayer MaterialScience press release, “My first impression of the brazuca is of a ball that is fantastic, and we’re going to have...

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Category: Athletics

Improving Roofing Systems with Less Waste

New construction materials are helping cities achieve better environmental footprints when renovating existing structures.

Spray polyurethane foam (SPF), specifically closed cell SPF, has long been used as a roofing material, particularly on flat roofs. SPF serves as insulation, an air barrier and a vapor retarder, protecting buildings from water and other elements. During installation, SPF can be sprayed directly over existing materials that, in many cases, do not have to be removed, which can reduce construction waste.

The application of SPF requires a blowing agent, sometimes known as a foaming agent, to help...

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Category: Architecture
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Polyurethane Helps Auto Industry Meet Lightweighting Goals

The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), established a goal that model year 2025 vehicles will attain an average of around 50 miles per gallon (mpg). This is an approximate 40% increase in fuel efficiency over current levels. Auto manufacturers are keenly focused on creating lighter vehicles to meet this standard. In response to this need for lighter yet durable parts, the polyurethane industry is responding with new ways to incorporate polyurethane into different vehicle components.

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Category: Automotive

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

Making a House a Home

Each night millions of people sleep on soft, flexible foam pillows made from polyurethane. Millions more drive vehicles equipped with polyurethane cushioned seats and polyurethane enhanced interior components

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Made With Pride In America

The contributions polyurethane has made to our quality of life are easy to spot all around us. Less visible, but just as noteworthy, are the many contributions polyurethane has made to the global economy.

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appliances

It seals. It insulates. It protects. It performs. And most of all, it holds up under extreme temperatures. No wonder appliance manufacturers specify polyurethane for so many parts and components.

Category: Appliances

automotive

For starters, it wouldn’t be as comfortable. Polyurethane foam in the seats and throughout the interior result in a quiet, climate controlled environment your grandfather’s car couldn’t come close to.

Category: Automotive

architecture

Wood, stone, steel and concrete. These are often the materials that come to mind when we think of building design. But you might be surprised to learn that the various forms of polyurethane are just as much a part of our modern structures.

Category: Architecture