look what we did!Innovations From Polyurethane Manufacturers

Building a Better Mattress

It’s been nearly 30 years since viscoelastic polyurethane foam — better known as memory foam —first shook up the mattress industry. Along the way, there have been a number of evolutions and innovations. In 2003, the first compressed “bed in a box” mattress was sold, packaged in a cardboard container and designed for the consumer to unpack and expand at home.

Today, some estimate that as many as one-third of the mattresses sold in North America are made of memory foam or some combination of memory foam and traditional innersprings.

While consumers flocked to the personalized comfort of memory foam,...

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Category: Furniture

Celebrate 4th of July with Polyurethane

This 4th of July marks the 241st birthday of the United States! Invite your friends and family over for a cookout and enjoy refreshing drinks, entrées hot off the grill, tasty sides and festive desserts.

Don’t forget to invite polyurethane to the party! Wood or metal outdoor furniture may benefit from protective top-coat finishes to help prevent damaging effects from moisture or ultraviolet light on warm summer days. Polyurethane can be brushed or sprayed on decks and furniture to provide great aesthetic appeal and long-lasting protection. You may also find polyurethane in the seat cushions of your patio furniture for...

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Category: Furniture

Polyurethane For Dads

All dads are different, but there are some products made with polyurethane that any father could enjoy on his holiday.

The Father in the Fast Lane:

Does your dad enjoy driving on the open road and love everything about cars? Will he know that polyurethane is behind a lot of the comfort and cool factors of his car? Cushioned seats, protected coatings, and many car parts are made with polyurethane components that make vehicles look better and last longer. Plus, polyurethane is light-weight  which helps Dad’s car be more fuel efficient.  All dads love that.

The DIY Dad:


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Category: Automotive, Electronics, Furniture

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