look what we did!Innovations From Polyurethane Manufacturers


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

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 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

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

BMW Honors Huntsman’s Polyurethanes Division with Supplier Innovation Award

The BMW Group awarded the Supplier Innovation Award to global chemical company, Huntsman, for developing a new polyurethane foam technology.

With chemical expertise and a drive for innovation, the Huntsman team created this unique, low emission, flexible foam for automotive seats that reduces emissions by a factor of ten without compromising comfort or quality. Huntsman is the only supplier to meet BMW’s ambitious emissions requirements for foams used in BMW vehicles. Now that’s incredible!  

It’s a great day when innovation, performance and comfort are integrated into one product!

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Category: Automotive

Aviation History Month

November is Aviation History Month! Did you know that the first commercial flight was flown on February 25, 1914, making a roundtrip from Saint Petersburg to Kiev in 14 hours and 38 minutes? After various technological advancements, aviation has come a long way and flying has become a lot more comfortable for passengers!

What helps make a flight more relaxing? Polyurethane foam is used in the cushioning of airplane seats and throughout the interior of the plane, resulting in a more comfortable environment. Your travel experience is now better, whether you’re a frequent flyer or an occasional traveler.

Improving...

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Category: Automotive, Innovation Bonds

Polyurethane Rides in Style

Clear the streets – a new generation of vehicles will take over the road! This year, motor company Yamaha introduced its newest model of transportation: The 05GEN. What makes this “wearable mobility” function? Polyurethane.

The 05GEN is specially designed for comfort and convenience. Its three-wheeled design uses Elastollan, a thermoplastic polyurethane, as well as Infinergy, the world’s first expanded thermoplastic polyurethane. Elastollan enables Yamaha to use a variety of texture and colors on the 05GEN exterior, while Infinergy gives the tires more control for a smoother ride.

With polyurethane innovation in tow, the future of traveling has arrived.

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Category: Automotive, Innovation Bonds

Polyurethane Revs It Up

Polyurethane is transforming the elite ranks of the automotive industry. To improve the production and performance of Aston Martin’s high-end vehicles, Aston Martin has partnered with Dow Automotive Systems (DAS). With this technical partnership, more DAS polyurethane products will be used in Aston Martin production models and racing cars.

DAS has supplied Aston Martin with polyurethane structural adhesives. Polyurethane adhesives provide extra strong bondability in joining materials. They implemented this polyurethane technology on the new Aston Martin DB11, producing an automotive part with long-term durability, improved crash performance and other benefits.

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Category: Automotive

Novomer’s Innovative Technology

Innovative. That’s the best word that describes Novomer and the Ford Motor Company. Ford teamed up with many companies, including Novomer, to find new applications for captured carbon dioxide (CO2) to reduce carbon emissions. Ford aims to help reduce global warming by using this greenhouse gas in innovative ways. Ford expects to be the first automaker to use foams and plastics containing captured CO2in seating and hood applications.  The new materials are expected to be in Ford vehicles by 2018.  

For foams formulated with up to 50 percent CO2 based polyols, Ford is utilizing Novomer’s Converge®-CO2 based polyols....

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Category: Automotive, Innovation Bonds

School’s OUT! How Polyurethane Can Help Teachers Celebrate

The school year has officially ended. Students are free from school rules, homework and teachers. Teachers are also free from students and all the fun, but stressful antics that come with their jobs. We’re guessing most teachers take advantage of this time to relax and de-stress, spend more time at the gym or go on vacation! Polyurethane can make it all possible.

When there are no class periods, story time or any schedule at all – there’s nothing stopping you from an afternoon nap! In the heat of summer your sofa beckons so go ahead and sink into that

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Category: Apparel, Automotive, Furniture