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Category: Appliances, Athletics, Furniture

6 Summer Essentials You Can Thank Polyurethane For

  1. Floats

Buoyancy is crucial to a good summer pool party. Whether it’s a classic tube or a giant swan, your float is likely made with polyurethane. Polyurethane chemistry is great for these materials because it’s lightweight and flexible enough to form almost any shape, but strong enough so you don’t take a dip before you’re ready for it!

  1. Surf and Skim Boards

Back in the day, before making them with lightweight polyurethane foam cores, boards were manufactured with heavy plywood and could weigh up to 10 lbs.

  1. Outdoor Furniture

Polyurethane coatings help protect your favorite lawn chair or beach recliner from the wear and tear of summer weather. Just don’t forget the sunscreen to help protect your skin.

  1. Cold Beverages

Whatever it is, chances are you’ll want it on ice. Polyurethane foam changed the insulation game and is now one of the most efficient and effective forms of insulation used in many coolers and appliances.

  1. Boats

Who doesn’t love a good summer cruise? Most boat exteriors, whether for catamarans or canoes, resist water, weather and corrosion through polyurethane coatings and adhesives. Because of PU’s durable properties, surfaces are better able to handle even the stormiest of seas.

  1. Workout Gear

Every once in a while you’ve got to get out in the summer sun and break a sweat. If your clothes are made with high-tech, breathable, polyurethane materials, you can  be more comfortable and stylish.

So here’s to summer days and to the polyurethane chemistry that keeps them cool, comfortable and incredible.