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Polyurethane Shows Off Aesthetics at High Point Market

Today begins High Point Market Week, an annual extravaganza where the world’s top interior designers gather to exhibit the latest trends in home decorating and furniture designs.  Lights, sofas, tables, action!

The trade show will be a stunning display of home décor – while all the aesthetics might be draw your attention, but don’t forget that there’s incredible chemistry behind a lot of those materials and design elements! In fact, polyurethane is commonly used in furniture. Your favorite, comfy couch is likely filled with flexible polyurethane foam, and polyurethane’s super strong bonding adhesives might help your favorite pieces...

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Category: Furniture

International Pillow Fight Day

It’s International Pillow Fight Day! Today, people in various cities around the world will take to the streets and participate in a massive pillow fight. If your city is not hosting one of these fun events, you can still set up your own with friends and family  – all you’ll need is a strong pillow made of polyurethane foam!

Polyurethane foam is used in many mattresses and pillows. As a breathable material, polyurethane helps keep you cool and relaxed throughout the entire night. Apart from providing comfort, polyurethane pillows are also very durable. Polyurethane helps pillows hold their shape –...

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Category: Furniture

Take a Nap with Polyurethane

We all know how important it is to get a good night’s rest, but that might not always happen. When you haven’t slept for the full seven or eight hours, a nap can help you recharge or catch up on those hours you may have skipped.  All you need is a comfortable bed to dive into!

Polyurethane can be found in most upholstered furniture and bedding. It can be used in mattresses to help provide the support your body needs by keeping your neck and back aligned and preventing sore muscles and stiff necks. Polyurethane materials are also lightweight...

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Category: Furniture

Get Comfortable for the Annual Movie Awards

Tonight is a big night for movie buffs as well as for actors and directors. Snuggle up with your favorite blanket and get ready for a few hours of speeches, jokes, tears and fancy red-carpet outfits – it’s the night that recognizes excellence in cinematic achievement!

Best Picture is the most coveted award of the night, and the last award to be announced. But don’t fear – if your couch is made with polyurethane, you’ll stay comfortable until the very end, no matter how many winners give long acceptance speeches.

Your couch looks stylish, lasts for a long time,...

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Category: Furniture

3 Valentine Gifts Made Possible with Polyurethane

Happy Valentine’s Day! Have you thought about a gift for your special someone? We have some incredible suggestions!

  • New Bedding
  • Give your valentine the gift of sleeping on super comfortable material – plush polyurethane foam. It can form to almost any shape, so it’s great material for cushions, pillows and furniture. Plus, a mattress pad made out of durable polyurethane will keep its shape for years, so you won’t have to get another one next Valentine’s Day!

  • Athletic gear
  • Want to try out a yoga class or hike a tough trail together? Comfortable workout clothes and shoes could be...

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    Category: Appliances, Athletics, Furniture

    New Year, New Home

    Every year when January rolls around, you sit down and set new life goals for things like work, health, and family. But what goals do you set for your home? A little redecorating can help you get the fresh start you’re looking for in 2017. Did you know polyurethane is a high-performance material that is strong and durable, yet lightweight? Polyurethane materials, like sealants and insulation, make those renovation projects a lot easier for the construction professionals, and incredible durability means you probably won’t have to rehire them for years!

    Thinking about upgrading to a new couch, rug or...

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    Category: Architecture, Furniture, Home Builders

    Polyurethane Gifts for Christmas

    Not sure what to get your Secret Santa this year? Here are some ideas – all made possible by polyurethane!

    Gadgets and appliances are always fan favorites when it comes to gift giving. From computers to kitchen appliances, polyurethane is helping turn innovative designs and ideas into the products we use every day.

    What about a new pair of pumps or the season’s coolest sneaker? Polyurethane adhesives help footwear go that extra mile by keeping parts of the shoe together.

    Still not sold? You can never go wrong with a gift for the home. Polyurethane is one of...

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    Category: Apparel, Appliances, Furniture

    Polyurethane Helps Keep You Warm

    ‘Tis the season to snuggle with a blanket and sit by the fire. This winter season polyurethane is helping keep you warm in several different ways.

    Used in flexible foam and bonding adhesives, polyurethane is one of the most common materials in upholstered furniture, bedding and carpet flooring. Polyurethane helps make your couch comfortable and cushions your feet when you walk on a carpeted floor.

    Not only is polyurethane in products inside your home, but it’s also an important component of your home. Polyurethane foam insulation helps keep the indoor environment of your home warm and temperate.

    Polyurethane is...

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    Category: Apparel, Furniture

    National Sleep Comfort Month

    Through November, or the month of National Sleep Comfort, we should celebrate getting comfortable and falling asleep.

    DOW’s Vora Zzz Ultra High Airflow and Moisture-Wicking Foam Technology enhances the breathability of mattresses, promising cooler temperatures throughout the night.  This polyurethane foam increases airflow and wicks moisture away from the body more quickly than traditional foam mattresses.  The Vora Zzz is such an incredible polyurethane innovation, that we might just dream about it!

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    Category: Furniture

    Polyurethane Gets New Skin to Protect Against Global Warming

    Dow recently launched its ComfortScience customized I-Skin solutions– a new polyurethane integral skin foam now formulated with hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs) that may have lower global warming potential than other chemical compounds such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The new Dow polyurethane integral skin foam with lower global warming potential is designed for North American companies complying with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s policies.

    Polyurethane integral skin foam can be found in the interior of cars, furniture parts, office chairs, and wheel chairs in addition to other applications. Soft to the touch, the integral skin foam provides comfort, protection, and lightweight flexibility.


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    Category: Furniture