look what we did!Innovations From Polyurethane Manufacturers


Polyurethane Chemistry Paves the Way for Infrastructure Repair

This isn’t exactly big news – but America as a nation can’t claim to be the “New World” it once was. We are aging, and our infrastructure shows it. According to this infographic by Dow Chemical, America received a D+ rating on the overall condition of structures like our bridges, roads, buildings and pipes. And raising the grade looks like an expensive endeavor. Yikes!

While many people are familiar with long lasting, water-saving plastic pipes, there are other plastics that can improve our infrastructure:  polyurethane!”

The versatility and flexibility of polyurethane allows its different forms to be applied...

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Category: Home Builders, Innovation Bonds

It’s Not Magic. It’s Chemistry!

It’s easy to assume that Hollywood wizards have magic up their sleeves with their ability to make something inspired and fantastical from our  imagination  seem so real and life-like on screen. Watch too much TV about zombies?  You just might expect to run into some pale, torn up character salivating for your brains.

The truth behind Hollywood’s realistic depictions is not, in fact, magic. It’s chemistry! Located in Macungie, Penn., is a lab without test tubes and white coats, filled with masks of the undead, enlarged eyeballs, a few of Thor’s famous hammers and what appears to be shattered...

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Category: Innovation Bonds

Spring Cleaning

FINALLY, today marks the first day of Spring! Time to put the big puffy (likely polyurethane-insulated) jackets back into storage, and get the house ready for some fresh air and sweet-smelling flowers. That’s right – we’re talking about spring cleaning.

When you’re using the mop as a microphone and karaoke-dancing across your hardwood floors, sing a quick shout-out to polyurethane. The durability of polyurethane helps to protect your floors from the scuffs and spills of every season.

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Category: Innovation Bonds

On your marks. Get set. Go!

Dow has teamed up with the Daytona International Speedway to make moves on the DAYTONA RISING Project. The project’s vision is to transform Daytona from a stadium into more of a community experience, where fans can congregate in a number of social “neighborhoods.”

Dow will be insulating parts of the stadium with closed-cell polyurethane foam to preserve energy while helping to regulate sound control. Their company’s work focuses on integrating power and technology to help find solutions to some of the world’s environmental issues. Polyurethane helps by providing one of the most energy-efficient insulation solutions.

This means more...

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Polyurethane Casting Brings Dinosaur to Life

The American Museum of Natural History has used polyurethane in a new innovation – and has welcomed a new inhabitant: a 122 ft titanosaur.

Polyurethane foam created a massive cast of the newly-found fossils of this unnamed species. This innovative casting method, is said to be more cost effective and safer for the fossils. This is a great break-through for historians and archeologists – and of course, the toddler in us all that loves to see a dinosaur come to life.

Another BIG win for science! Thanks, polyurethane!

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Category: Innovation Bonds

Mardi Gras

Kings cake, beads and beignets: just a few of the items that remind us of Mardi Gras. Wherever in the world you may be celebrating Fat Tuesday, you will also likely be celebrating with polyurethane!

Polyurethane can be found in a lot of the materials that supply your best parties! Incredible durability makes it the perfect finishing coat for crafty purple masks, shiny golden beads and many other fun plastic decorations.

You may be wearing a feathered mask, but you can’t hide from incredible polyurethane!

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Category: Apparel, Innovation Bonds

Happy New Year

3..2..1..HAPPY NEW YEAR! Now that you have counted down to the New Year, it’s time to count the ways polyurethane impacts our lives. Here’s a Top 10 list of how polyurethane is used every day:

  • Lightweight and breathable exercise clothing
  • Reliable and warm insulation
  • Soft, yet supportive mattress foam
  • Waterproof and durable running shoes
  • Solid plastics used in electronics
  • Comfortable car cushions
  • Beautiful wood finishes and varnishes
  • Flexible body panels for vehicles
  • Energy-saving insulation in kitchen appliances
  • Durable and water-resistance adhesives
  • What’s your favorite way you use polyurethane?

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    Category: Innovation Bonds

    Book Lovers Day

    That’s right – a whole day devoted to the book worm in us all. Get comfortable, curl up under a blanket and grab your favorite page-turner.

    We don’t judge a book by its cover, but do know that it is important. The story would simply fall apart without the cover! Whether it’s one of the new bestsellers or the college textbooks we studied during all-nighters, polyurethane is used to help many books stay bound – even after much wear and tear.

    Flexible and durable polyurethane adhesives are typically used in bookbinding to create the spine for books. Polyurethane works...

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    Category: Innovation Bonds

    Polyurethane Helps on Halloween

    It’s that time of year again: the time to be someone—or something– you’re not. When you finally decide on who or what you’d like to be this year on October 31st – polyurethane will be there to help in your transformation.

    If you’re planning to be the talk of the neighborhood trick-or-treat route with a decked out candy stop, you should know that most of your props and decorations are made with polyurethane. The material can protect your plastic pumpkins and life-sized witches so they last through the toils and troubles of Halloweens for years to come. For a...

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    Category: Innovation Bonds

    Welcome Back Alumni!

    It’s that time of year again! Proud alumni are returning to their old stomping grounds for homecoming celebrations. Cars and trucks park on the outskirts of football stadiums across the nation as former and current students tailgate with burgers on the grill, a stocked cooler, and a friendly game of corn hole.

    Did you know that polyurethane is there to help you celebrate?

    Some trucks have a polyurethane spray coating applied to the bed of the truck – helping protect the surface from wear and tear.

    Polyurethane can also be found in coolers. Polyurethane insulating foam is a versatile...

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    Category: Innovation Bonds