look what we did!Innovations From Polyurethane Manufacturers

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

Happy National “Roof Over Your Head” Day!

Did you know that National “Roof Over Your Head” Day was created as a day to be thankful for what you have including the house that you live in? And we’re thankful for polyurethane, which plays a major role in the building and construction of your home.

From helping maintain uniform temperature to lowering noise levels, rigid polyurethane foam is commonly used in roof and wall insulation. Polyurethane sealants have strong adhesive properties, which aid in the assembly of new construction materials. This helps your home stay in one piece during tough weather conditions. No wonder architects love polyurethane!


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Category: Architecture, Home Builders

P is for Polyurethane-Durable Wood Coatings

Often used for outdoor applications or indoor flooring, polyurethane wood coatings are frequently exposed to severe environments conditions and abrasion. The durability of polyurethane provide tough resistance against intense abrasion and harsh weather.

The chemical company UBE uses the unique properties of Eternacoll Polycarbonate Polyol to maximize the performance of polyurethane produced from them. Polycarbonate polyols make polyurethane coatings highly resistant to heat, UV, hydrolysis, chemicals, stains, exposure to scratch & abrasion or solvents, and thus, more durable!

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Category: Architecture, Home Builders

Polyurethane Insulates at the Greenbuild International Conference

The green building movement is thriving and the Greenbuild International Conference is the annual culmination of it all. This week in Los Angeles, from October 5th to the 7th, some of the most forward-thinking individuals and corporations in the green building community will come together at Greenbuild . With help from incredible polyurethane, this community is moving our world towards a more sustainable, energy efficient and overall healthier future.

A big polyurethane player in the green building game is spray polyurethane foam, championed by the Spray Foam Coalition. Spray polyurethane foam provides an effective solution to an...

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Category: Architecture, Environment, Home Builders

Polyurethane Builds Excitement for the 2016 Remodeling Show and Deck Expo

Polyurethane has played one of its most important roles in the building and construction industry. When it comes to the home you live in, you want it to be made of strong, long-lasting materials. Polyurethane is versatile enough to fit wherever it’s needed in the home, whether it is finishing the wood floors or outdoor deck, insulating the house to keep in warmth, or protecting the doors and windows. Polyurethanes in the home remain protected, durable and lightweight for years. All of this makes polyurethanes an easy tool for home builders and remodelers.

This week we’re putting on our...

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Category: Home Builders

But What’s a Prepreg?

Have you, or perhaps your kids, ever “accidentally” made a hole in the wall? Maybe someone threw a football in the house or a corner of some furniture knocked a dent into the wall during a move. To spot-treat this problem, you probably went to your local hardware store and picked up a home repair kit that included a mesh reinforcing fabric. Little-known fact: this reinforcing fabric is called a prepreg.

Prepegs have become popular over the last few years because of their advantageous handling properties. However, there have been some downsides to prepreg technology when it comes to using...

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Category: Home Builders, Innovation Bonds

Polyurethane Panels Push Building Design to the Future

Hailed as “one of the most technologically advanced construction panels on the global market,”  a new lightweight, waterproof polyurethane product  is taking the building and construction industry by storm.

The product, a construction panel called MultiPanel, is made from a high density polyurethane composite material with thermoformable properties that allows the panel to be heated and curved any time even after production. This special capability allows builders to create complex and non-linear designs that result in more modern and efficient buildings.

Plus, the polyurethane panels are fire retardant and extremely durable! With all these additional advantages, this...

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Category: Home Builders

Spray Foam Saves the Day in 70+ Year-Old Maryland Homes

When it comes to older homes, it’s very easy to say, “Out with the old and in with the new!” However, in one Maryland community, it seems as if they’re saying “Update the old and replace with new, more energy efficient and comfortable upgrades.”

Before rolling out a decade-long community-wide upgrade in energy improvements, home association, Greenbelt Homes, Inc., conducted a pilot to learn which building materials and products would potentially provide the best energy efficient outcome.

The crawl spaces below the 70+ year-old homes, contained batt insulation. It was replaced with spray polyurethane foam (SPF)...

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Category: Architecture, Home Builders

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

American Coatings Show

Tomorrow in Indianapolis begins the American Coatings Show – the leading event for the paint and coatings industry in North America. The ACS brings together the top professionals behind your favorite painted rooms and the miraculously great condition of your kitchen counters.

The show will be an exciting spectacle of the newest products, research and developments in every aspect of the industry. Constant advancement and innovation will be the primary focus. And when innovation is the game – polyurethane is sure to be a VIP player! 

Polyurethane creates such a durable material; it can be perfect for many protective...

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Category: Appliances, Automotive, Home Builders