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Polyurethane Helps Bring Resiliency Home

As extreme weather becomes more common and seismic events continue to threaten many areas of the globe, resiliency has become a watchword for those in the building and construction industries.  Resilient design and construction can help structures withstand or minimize the effects of hurricane-force winds, heavy flooding, and even earthquakes.

As the International Builders Show opens today in Orlando, FL, resiliency will be on the minds of many attendees. From better roofing materials to stronger bonds for structural components, polyurethane has an important role to play in making homes and other structures not only more energy-efficient, but also better...

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Category: Home Builders

All Decked Out for the Remodeling Show Deck Expo

The Remodeling Show Deck Expo opens today in Nashville, Tenn. And that means it’s a great time to take a look at the all ways in which polyurethane makes your deck a wonderful place to spend a pleasant day or evening.

Polyurethane coatings and finishes help to seal wood decks and protect them from wear and the elements, including water, wind, and sun. That means your deck can last longer and need fewer boards replaced over time. It also keeps the wood stains or natural color from fading.

To stay up-to-date on the latest at the Expo, visit remodelingdeck.com

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Category: Home Builders

Keep Warm This Winter with Polyurethane

As fall begins and the days get cooler and shorter, it’s a good time to think ahead to the frosty days of winter. Making sure your house is properly prepared for the cold weather helps avoid potential headaches down the road.

Here are a few of the many ways in which polyurethane products can be used to help keep your home warm and comfortable this winter:

  • Spray polyurethane foams are used to insulate walls and attics.
  • Caulks and weather-stripping around doors and windows reduce potential drafts.
  • Rigid polyurethane panels used for insulation help keep your home warm and comfortable.
  • Foam...

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    Category: Architecture, Home Builders

  • CONSTRUCT 2017 Begins!

    The annual CONSTRUCT show is underway at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. For the next three days, construction industry professionals and cutting-edge building material manufacturers will meet to showcase the future of construction.

    Polyurethane will have a strong showing. From polyurethane-based binders in composite building materials, insulation,  flooring, roofing and more, polyurethane is critical to today’s modern buildings, both commercial and residential.

    Even if you can’t be at the show, you can follow all the action at #CONSTRUCT and #CON2017 on Twitter.

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    Category: Architecture, Home Builders

    3 Ways Polyurethane Helps Enhance Your Life

    Polyurethane is an incredible material that touches almost every industry and enhances our lives in many ways. Here are three important ways polyurethane can make your life better:           

  • Polyurethane can help keep you be comfortable
  • Rigid polyurethane panels used for insulation keep your home warm and comfortable. From the floors to the walls, to the ceilings, polyurethane creates a temperature-controlled environment for the interior of your home, no matter the season.

  • Polyurethane can help keep you stay active
  • A wide variety of athletic gear and apparel is constructed with polyurethane. Polyurethane fibers and coating technology provide support, durability and...

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    Category: Apparel, Electronics, Home Builders

    Beating the Heat with Polyurethane

    As the summer days come and go and the summer months become hotter and hotter, keeping your house cool is very important. One major factor that can help you beat the heat is polyurethane foam insulation. Polyurethane insulation systems help effectively seal off a building from outside elements by creating protective air barriers in attics, walls, and under floors. This can be great for not only your wallet*, but overall energy efficiency, as buildings insulated with polyurethane foam often require smaller heating and air conditioning units, which could save additional money.  It can also help to block pollen,...

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    Category: Home Builders

    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

    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

  • 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

    Long Life for Polyurethanes in Building & Construction!

    Extreme environmental conditions and mechanical issues can shorten the life of building and construction materials. Yet, polyurethane can help be a part of the solution!

    How can polyurethane help protect against intense mechanical stresses and severe environments? Polycarbonate diols can help polyurethane retain its durability and high performance properties by replacing the traditional polyols used to make polyurethanes with more stable materials to resist forces like water and sun that can weaken the final products. With the help of these polycarbonate diols, polyurethane can better withstand difficult environmental conditions, such as extreme temperatures and humid conditions, and mechanical stresses such...

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    Category: Home Builders