look what we did!Innovations From Polyurethane Manufacturers

Happy Homemade Soup Day!

Other than being comforting and tasty, soup is great at keeping you warm through the winter season – especially when you’re trying to recover from a pesky cold or flu!

Ever wonder how to keep your bowl of soup piping hot? Here’s a little secret: pay attention to the container. Due to exceptional thermal insulation properties, polyurethane is often used to insulate lunch bags and containers to help keep food at desired temperatures.

Furthermore, the most common use of polyurethanes in major appliances is the rigid foam used in the thermal insulation systems of refrigerators and freezers. These appliances...

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Category: Appliances

National Bubble Wrap Day

Moving to a new place can be a frustrating task – partly because of packing. On the bright side, you may end up with a large inventory of bubble wrap to pop and relieve all that stress!

Did you know that polyurethane foam also makes great packing material? Due to its durable and flexible capabilities, polyurethane can be molded into various shapes and sizes – which makes it well suited for packing and protecting all those oddly-shaped objects you have laying around.

Polyurethane-based adhesives and sealants are also important as they help provide new solutions for assembly, joining...

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Category: Innovation Bonds

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Accella Polyurethane Surface

Accella Performance Materials helped develop a unique architectural design of the USS Arizona Mall Memorial located on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson.

Accella provided specialty materials, including polyurethane materials and rubber flooring, for a full-scale deck outline of the iconic U.S. battleship that was sunk at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The full-scale deck, measuring 97-foot-wide and 597-foot-long, utilizes Accella materials traditionally used for outdoor athletic surfaces, similar to sport tracks. The 6-inch rubberized curb of the ship’s deck incorporated durable polyurethane and custom red granules to match the accompanying brick wall garden.


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Category: Architecture

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An Incredible Athletic Innovation

Global chemical company, Huntsman, announced the launch of smartLite® PF 1560 TPU, a super lightweight, high energy return, thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) that helps provide comfort and performance for sports footwear.

SmartLite ® PF 1560 TPU is well suited for athletic shoes due to its durability and resiliency. It’s incredibly strong, yet also flexible and able to spring back to its original shape after being stretched or compressed. These characteristics are especially important in running shoes.

For athletes, smartLite® PF 1560 TPU provides comfort, which can help the individual run faster and longer.  Grab a pair of these...

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Category: Athletics

World of Concrete 2017

World of Concrete (WOC) is an annual, international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. WOC showcases industry suppliers and innovative products, machinery and technologies.

Let’s give special recognition to polyurethane for its contributions to the building and construction world. The versatility and flexibility of polyurethane allow its different forms to be applied across many problem areas. To fix sunken concrete, polyurethane foam can be injected through penny-sized holes in the existing concrete. The polyurethane foam then expands beneath the concrete surface to stabilize the weak material and fill empty spaces, causing the slab to rise...

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Category: Architecture, Home Builders

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National Sticker Day

Another fun holiday brought to you by versatile, durable, incredible Polyurethane! Happy National Sticker Day! Ever wonder why stickers look so glossy and can stick to almost anything? Polyurethane adhesives and coatings are the material of choice in the making of decals, stickers and labels.

The front side of the sticker is covered with a thick, clear polyurethane coating to give it that glossy finish and help keep the sticker durable and flexible. Polyurethane is also used on the adhesive side of stickers. Polyurethane adhesives and sealants provide excellent stress recovery to retain shape after being bent or pulled....

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Category: Apparel, Automotive

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NAHB International Builders’ Show

Today is the last day of the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida. This event brought together the industry’s most important global manufacturers and suppliers and showcased the latest products, materials and technologies involved in all types of buildings— including wood, concrete, stone and brick.

Polyurethane is one of the most useful and beneficial products in the building and construction industry. Materials made with polyurethane can be used for many different applications, are lightweight and easy to install and provide durable solutions.

The International Builders’ Show also highlighted new products and techniques in efficiency, technology and...

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Category: Home Builders

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National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

Cut Your Energy Costs Day encourages you to take a look at your home and find ways to reduce energy consumption. One of the easiest ways to lower your energy use is to turn down the heat in your home. 

Did you know rigid polyurethane foam provides energy efficient benefits for insulation and air sealing products? And you likely already have it in the insulation of your home!

Rigid polyurethane panels used for insulation help keep your home warm and comfortable, while reducing energy needs.  Make sure to turn down the heat and let those polyurethane panels keep you...

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Category: Home Builders

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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