look what we did!Innovations From Polyurethane Manufacturers

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

Happy Relaxation Day!

Happy Relaxation Day! Polyurethane offers a number of ways to kick back and take a breather. From inflatable hammocks, bedding, to massage tables, polyurethane is here to help you relax.

Forget finding two trees to hang straps for a hammock! The new way to relax has arrived: inflatable hammocks! Inflatable hammocks are made possible by polyurethane. Made of polyurethane-coated nylon, inflatable hammocks are incredibly durable. The military grade nylon helps protect the hammock from water and dirt while providing UV resistance.

Rather cozy up on the couch or in bed? Polyurethane in the form of flexible foam and bonding...

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Category: Furniture

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

Clean and Healthy Sleep with Dow Washable Memory Foam Technology

The Dow Chemical Company is helping you sleep clean, with new polyurethane technology to create a memory foam pillow with a larger cell structure. These new polyurethane pillows can now be washed and machine-dried like a regular laundry load! Plus, this innovation also allows for additional airflow properties, which means your pillow will literally be cooler! No more flipping to find the side with a lower, more soothing temperature, which is proven to improve sleep.

So, thanks to polyurethane innovation, you can now rest easy, and enjoy a healthier, more restful sleep! 

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Category: Furniture

The Word Mom Written in Flower made Letters

Happy Mother’s Day!

Wishing all the Mothers out there a very happy and special Mother’s Day! To make it special, we have a few ideas to help you plan the perfect day for you and mom; all with the support of polyurethane of course!

  • Let mom have a few more minutes of beauty rest. She works hard day in and day out and polyurethane foam can help provide some comfort. It is used in many mattresses and pillows to provide support, comfort, durability and breathability.
  • Take mom to the spa and/or nail salon! This is her day, so why not spoil her a...

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    Category: Furniture

  • High Point Market

    Interior design is a fun, creative endeavor that turns a house into a home. High Point Market, starting tomorrow in High Point. N.C., is the annual conference where all of the top names in home and furniture design come together to show off their latest creations.

    High Point Market is not only a beautiful display of artistic design, but also a chance for the industry to learn about the technology and engineering of the products that end up in our homes and daily lives. For example, your living room couch not only sets the style of the...

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    Category: Furniture, Home Builders

    ISPA Expo

    We can’t sleep – we’re too excited about the ISPA Expo this week! The International Sleep Products Association Expo is where the mattress geniuses of the world get together to exchange ideas and innovations surrounding an immensely important subject: sleep. We all get it, we all need it, we all love it. Did you know that when you curl up under your covers and count sheep, you’re likely experiencing the relaxing comfort of polyurethane?

    Many mattresses are made with polyurethane foam, not only because it’s a cozy material to catch some ZZs on, but because polyurethane is also incredibly...

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    Category: Furniture

    Polyurethane in Santa’s Workshop

    Students make wooden toys for charity and apply polyurethane onto wooden reindeer:

    Students in Dallas hand crafted wooden reindeers and toys for charity last month. Guess what also had a role in the good deed? Polyurethane!

    These ambitious and generous students beautifully finished their hand crafted wooden toys by brushing on a coat of polyurethane. A polyurethane top coat helps protect the wood from every day wear and tear so children can have hours of fun playing with their favorite toys for years to come.

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    Category: Furniture