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CONSTRUCT 2017 Begins!

The annual CONSTRUCT show is underway at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. For the next three days, construction industry professionals and cutting-edge building material manufacturers will meet to showcase the future of construction.

Polyurethane will have a strong showing. From polyurethane-based binders in composite building materials, insulation,  flooring, roofing and more, polyurethane is critical to today’s modern buildings, both commercial and residential.

Even if you can’t be at the show, you can follow all the action at #CONSTRUCT and #CON2017 on Twitter.

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Category: Architecture, Home Builders

3 Ways Polyurethane Helps Enhance Your Life

Polyurethane is an incredible material that touches almost every industry and enhances our lives in many ways. Here are three important ways polyurethane can make your life better:           

  • Polyurethane can help keep you be comfortable
  • Rigid polyurethane panels used for insulation keep your home warm and comfortable. From the floors to the walls, to the ceilings, polyurethane creates a temperature-controlled environment for the interior of your home, no matter the season.

  • Polyurethane can help keep you stay active
  • A wide variety of athletic gear and apparel is constructed with polyurethane. Polyurethane fibers and coating technology provide support, durability and...

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    Category: Apparel, Electronics, Home Builders

    Beating the Heat with Polyurethane

    As the summer days come and go and the summer months become hotter and hotter, keeping your house cool is very important. One major factor that can help you beat the heat is polyurethane foam insulation. Polyurethane insulation systems help effectively seal off a building from outside elements by creating protective air barriers in attics, walls, and under floors. This can be great for not only your wallet*, but overall energy efficiency, as buildings insulated with polyurethane foam often require smaller heating and air conditioning units, which could save additional money.  It can also help to block pollen,...

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    Category: Home Builders

    Prepare for this Year’s Memorial Day with Polyurethane

    Summer is just around the corner! From helping your home stay nice and cool, to outdoor gear and fun in the sun, polyurethane is here to make your summer even more incredible.

    The rigid polyurethane panels used for insulation in your home help to keep you nice and comfortable. And these polyurethane panels can drastically reduce energy usage and conserve natural resources.

    Don’t forget about the summer block parties! Polyurethane is used in the coolers we use to keep our drinks and food cold while we’re out on the go in the summer months.

    So whether you’re keeping...

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    Category: Home Builders, Innovation Bonds

    Fun Facts About Polyurethane

    Happy Friday, everyone! Here are five fun facts about polyurethane.

  • Polyurethane is a tremendously versatile material, capable of enormous variations in chemistry, structure and application. This is why creative minds gravitate towards it when exploring/investigating design solutions.
  • More than simply a standalone compound, polyurethane is often utilized to help other materials perform. In other words, polyurethane is a team player!
  • Advancements in polyurethane blends brought us spandex fibers.
  • Clear polyurethane topcoats enhance and help protect the bright, richly colored basecoats on many top-of-the-line automobiles.
  • Polyurethane products have ushered in a whole new era when it comes...

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    Category: Automotive, Home Builders, Innovation Bonds

  • Happy Earth Day

    First organized in 1970, Earth Day is a day to remember and appreciate the Earth’s environment, and our roles within it. Did you know the use of polyurethane contributes in ways that help us preserve certain natural resources?

    Today, rigid foams used for thermal insulation are significantly enhancing the energy efficiency of residential and commercial buildings. Because these polyurethane applications dramatically reduce buildings’ energy needs, we end up conserving natural resources that would otherwise be required for heating and cooling.

    In addition, polyurethanes also help make structures more durable, minimizing the need for additional maintenance or building upgrades. Certain...

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    Category: Environment, Home Builders

    Long Life for Polyurethanes in Building & Construction!

    Extreme environmental conditions and mechanical issues can shorten the life of building and construction materials. Yet, polyurethane can help be a part of the solution!

    How can polyurethane help protect against intense mechanical stresses and severe environments? Polycarbonate diols can help polyurethane retain its durability and high performance properties by replacing the traditional polyols used to make polyurethanes with more stable materials to resist forces like water and sun that can weaken the final products. With the help of these polycarbonate diols, polyurethane can better withstand difficult environmental conditions, such as extreme temperatures and humid conditions, and mechanical stresses such...

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    Category: Home Builders

    World of Concrete 2017

    World of Concrete (WOC) is an annual, international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. WOC showcases industry suppliers and innovative products, machinery and technologies.

    Let’s give special recognition to polyurethane for its contributions to the building and construction world. The versatility and flexibility of polyurethane allow its different forms to be applied across many problem areas. To fix sunken concrete, polyurethane foam can be injected through penny-sized holes in the existing concrete. The polyurethane foam then expands beneath the concrete surface to stabilize the weak material and fill empty spaces, causing the slab to rise...

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    Category: Architecture, Home Builders

    NAHB International Builders’ Show

    Today is the last day of the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida. This event brought together the industry’s most important global manufacturers and suppliers and showcased the latest products, materials and technologies involved in all types of buildings— including wood, concrete, stone and brick.

    Polyurethane is one of the most useful and beneficial products in the building and construction industry. Materials made with polyurethane can be used for many different applications, are lightweight and easy to install and provide durable solutions.

    The International Builders’ Show also highlighted new products and techniques in efficiency, technology and...

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    Category: Home Builders

    National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

    Cut Your Energy Costs Day encourages you to take a look at your home and find ways to reduce energy consumption. One of the easiest ways to lower your energy use is to turn down the heat in your home. 

    Did you know rigid polyurethane foam provides energy efficient benefits for insulation and air sealing products? And you likely already have it in the insulation of your home!

    Rigid polyurethane panels used for insulation help keep your home warm and comfortable, while reducing energy needs.  Make sure to turn down the heat and let those polyurethane panels keep you...

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    Category: Home Builders