look what we did!Innovations From Polyurethane Manufacturers


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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

Traditional colorful table decorations for celebrating Fiesta.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco De Mayo, everyone! Today, the holiday has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. A great way to celebrate the rich Mexican culture with friends and family is by hosting a party and taking advantage of polyurethane to make your celebrations even more festive.

Polyurethane can be found in a lot of party decorations since it is an incredibly durable and versatile material. Your guests will be able to enjoy all those colorful maracas and sombreros throughout the evening. Plus, durable protective coatings mean you can use the same decorations for future parties. 

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Category: Appliances, Innovation Bonds

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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

  • Twisted hand spraying garden rubber hose safety gloves on wooden board agriculture concept.

    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

    Close up of a woman playing guitar on the beach in a summer sunny day

    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

    Polyurethane Covers the 2017 CoatingsTech Conference

    Polyurethane chemistry is commonly used for protective coatings and paints. Polyurethane materials are so versatile that they can easily cover many surface types, yet remain durable to protect that surface. So when you want to protect the bed of your pick-up truck or finally get around to refinishing that table – polyurethanes help make sure the surface stays in great condition!

    Chemists are always discovering new ways to use polyurethane in the paint and coatings industry, which is why we’re sure to find some PU chemistry at the2017 CoatingsTech Conference. The CoatingsTech conference showcases the paint and coatings...

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    Category: Automotive, Innovation Bonds

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Hosting a party to celebrate the fun holiday? Then you’ll need to bring out the green snacks, decorations and party favors!

    Did you know polyurethane can be found in a lot of the materials used for your best parties? Polyurethane is incredibly durable and versatile, which can help protect your leprechaun hats, shiny gold coins, and many other fun plastic decorations.

    Polyurethane is also found in the insulation of refrigerators and freezers, helping keep your drinks and snacks and fresh during and after the party. And it’s not a party without cold drinks and fresh...

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    Category: Innovation Bonds

    Michelin Introduces Airless Golf Cart Tire

    Polyurethane innovation alert! Michelin Tweel Technologies announced the release of the X Tweel Turf, which is a completely airless tire that works with gas- and electric-powered golf carts.

    This polyurethane tire is a great solution for vehicles often used in rugged surface conditions since drivers won’t have to worry about the tires becoming flat or losing pressure. It’s reported that the X Tweel Turf can support a load up to 705 pounds due to its high-strength poly-resin spokes that help distribute the weight.

    Polyurethane’s durable and versatile properties are playing a big role in helping Michelin Tweel Technologies innovate...

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    Category: Automotive, Innovation Bonds

    National Craft Month

    Do you have any DIY projects in the works or hobbies you’ve always wanted to explore? Now is the perfect time – March is National Craft Month! Many people take up arts and crafts because DIY projects are usually budget-friendly, but you may also find that learning a new skill can be fun and fulfilling.

    One of the best parts about arts and crafts is seeing all the pieces come together. Did you know that polyurethane-based adhesives and sealants can help contribute new solutions for the assembly and sealing of various products? Not only that, but these adhesives and sealants...

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    Category: Innovation Bonds, Poly as Art

    A Tribute to the Inventor of Polyurethane

    In celebration of National Inventor’s Day, we recognize Professor Otto Bayer, the “father” of the polyurethane industry. Born in 1902, Dr. Bayer was a German industrial chemist at IG Farbed. In 1952, his research group discovered the magic that happens when an isocyanate and a polyol are mixed – flexible, durable and incredible polyurethane is formed!

    Over the decades polyurethane transformed different industries and today you can find polyurethane in many applications! All because of the innovation from one chemist. Thank you, Dr. Bayer, for incredible polyurethane that helps keep our seats comfortable, our walls insulated and our...

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    Category: Innovation Bonds