look what we did!Innovations From Polyurethane Manufacturers


National Bike to Work Week

This week we’re encouraged to channel our inner hipster or triathlon athlete, and enjoy the long- awaited spring weather while biking to work! Happy National Bike to Work week!

As you gear-up for a slightly different commute, don’t forget polyurethane. Bike manufacturers look to polyurethane technologies to create more comfortable seats which we can all agree is very important!

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Happy National Nurses Day

National Operating Room Nurse Day (Nov. 14th) and National Nurses Day (May 6th) are great days to recognize and support the nursing professionals who work tirelessly to care for us while we recover from our medical challenges. Anything that can be done to make nurses lives easier, safer and more efficient just allows them to spend more of their time nurturing us back to good health.  

Today’s polyurethanes have been formulated to provide good biocompatibility, flexural endurance, high strength, high abrasion resistance and processing versatility over a wide range of applications such as coatings. These attributes are...

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Off to the races!

We’re off to the races! This Saturday, thousands of people head to the race track or attend parties to witness “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports”. The atmosphere at the Kentucky Derby is filled with excitement as people place their bets, cheer for their favorite horse and sip mint juleps.

As the jockeys maneuver those beautiful horses around the track, our bets are on our fan favorite, The Incredible Polyurethane! To help protect hooves, some horse owners place a flexible horseshoe on the bottom of the horse’s foot that is made possible with polyurethane. Using this type...

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Boating Season

The days are getting longer and the sun is shining stronger, which for some marine adventurists means just one thing – boat season! So grab your shades and your Captain’s hat, and don’t forget the polyurethane!

Most boat exteriors, whether they are catamarans or canoes, can be protected from water, weather and corrosion by polyurethane coatings and adhesives. Because of PU’s durable properties, surfaces can handle even the stormiest of seas. Polyurethane foam can be found in other parts of a boat as well. Inside the boat, it makes the seating more comfortable, and outside the boat it...

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Polyurethane Chemistry Paves the Way for Infrastructure Repair

This isn’t exactly big news – but America as a nation can’t claim to be the “New World” it once was. We are aging, and our infrastructure shows it. According to this infographic by Dow Chemical, America received a D+ rating on the overall condition of structures like our bridges, roads, buildings and pipes. And raising the grade looks like an expensive endeavor. Yikes!

While many people are familiar with long lasting, water-saving plastic pipes, there are other plastics that can improve our infrastructure:  polyurethane!”

The versatility and flexibility of polyurethane allows its different forms to be applied...

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Category: Home Builders, Innovation Bonds

It’s Not Magic. It’s Chemistry!

It’s easy to assume that Hollywood wizards have magic up their sleeves with their ability to make something inspired and fantastical from our  imagination  seem so real and life-like on screen. Watch too much TV about zombies?  You just might expect to run into some pale, torn up character salivating for your brains.

The truth behind Hollywood’s realistic depictions is not, in fact, magic. It’s chemistry! Located in Macungie, Penn., is a lab without test tubes and white coats, filled with masks of the undead, enlarged eyeballs, a few of Thor’s famous hammers and what appears to be shattered...

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Spring Cleaning

FINALLY, today marks the first day of Spring! Time to put the big puffy (likely polyurethane-insulated) jackets back into storage, and get the house ready for some fresh air and sweet-smelling flowers. That’s right – we’re talking about spring cleaning.

When you’re using the mop as a microphone and karaoke-dancing across your hardwood floors, sing a quick shout-out to polyurethane. The durability of polyurethane helps to protect your floors from the scuffs and spills of every season.

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On your marks. Get set. Go!

Dow has teamed up with the Daytona International Speedway to make moves on the DAYTONA RISING Project. The project’s vision is to transform Daytona from a stadium into more of a community experience, where fans can congregate in a number of social “neighborhoods.”

Dow will be insulating parts of the stadium with closed-cell polyurethane foam to preserve energy while helping to regulate sound control. Their company’s work focuses on integrating power and technology to help find solutions to some of the world’s environmental issues. Polyurethane helps by providing one of the most energy-efficient insulation solutions.

This means more...

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Polyurethane Casting Brings Dinosaur to Life

The American Museum of Natural History has used polyurethane in a new innovation – and has welcomed a new inhabitant: a 122 ft titanosaur.

Polyurethane foam created a massive cast of the newly-found fossils of this unnamed species. This innovative casting method, is said to be more cost effective and safer for the fossils. This is a great break-through for historians and archeologists – and of course, the toddler in us all that loves to see a dinosaur come to life.

Another BIG win for science! Thanks, polyurethane!

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Mardi Gras

Kings cake, beads and beignets: just a few of the items that remind us of Mardi Gras. Wherever in the world you may be celebrating Fat Tuesday, you will also likely be celebrating with polyurethane!

Polyurethane can be found in a lot of the materials that supply your best parties! Incredible durability makes it the perfect finishing coat for crafty purple masks, shiny golden beads and many other fun plastic decorations.

You may be wearing a feathered mask, but you can’t hide from incredible polyurethane!

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Category: Apparel, Innovation Bonds