Polyurethane is a versatile plastic material that has revolutionized various industries with its adaptability and performance. Piedmont Plastics stocks polyurethane sheet, tube, and rod, and in a variety of configurations. This includes formulations covering an extremely wide range of stiffness, hardness, and densities, which consist of low-density flexible and rigid foams, soft elastomers, and hard solid plastics.
The unique characteristics of polyurethane, such as its tear and abrasion resistance, excellent load-bearing capacities, and outstanding flexibility, make it a go-to material for both industrial and consumer needs. Polyurethane also competes well with traditional steel, aluminum, ceramic, and rubber parts.
Advantages of Polyurethane
Polyurethane stands out as a remarkable material, blending the flexibility of traditional rubber with the resilience and strength of traditional metals. Its wide hardness spectrum also empowers engineers to replace conventional materials with something that excels in performance and boasts superior physical properties.
Here are some other key benefits of polyurethane:
Superior Durability: Polyurethane is known for its exceptional tear and abrasion resistance, ensuring longevity and consistent performance under various conditions.
Strength and Compression Resistance: It boasts strength that can surpass rubber by up to five times, and its ability to withstand compression without deformation is a significant advantage in numerous applications.
Load Bearing and Flex Fatigue Resistance: With an impressive load-bearing capacity and resistance to flex fatigue, polyurethane is suitable for heavy-duty applications.
Adhesive Compatibility: Polyurethane’s excellent substrate adhesive abilities make it ideal for applications requiring strong bonding with other materials.
Cost-Effectiveness: Compared to traditional materials, molding, polyurethane production is more cost-effective, especially for small production runs.
Versatility in Fabrication: Polyurethane can be easily fabricated, machined, and thermoformed, providing flexibility in design and application.
Compliance with Standards: Polyurethane materials can meet various compliance standards, including UL, FDA, and RoHS, ensuring safety and quality in diverse markets.
Common Applications of Polyurethane
Polyurethane plastic sheets are highly versatile and find applications across various industries due to their unique properties such as durability, flexibility, and resistance to abrasion, chemicals, and impact. Here are some of the common applications:
Standard Polyurethane Sheet Sizes, Thicknesses, Colors, and Grades
Piedmont Plastics stocks polyurethane in a variety of standard-size options, colors, and grades. Polyurethane can also be cut to size to meet your exact specifications. Contact your local Piedmont Plastics branch to inquire about our available product options.
Polyurethane Colors: Natural, Black, White, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, and other custom colors available upon request.
Polyurethane Grades: 40 - 95 Durometer
Polyurethane Sheet Sizes
Standard Dimensions: 12″ x 12″, 12″ x 24″, 24″ x 24″, 48″ x 48″
Standard Thicknesses: 0.030′ – 8″
Polyurethane Rod Sizes
Standard Diameters: 0.250″ – 16″
Standard Lengths: Various
Polyurethane Tube Sizes:
Outside Diameter: 0.125″ – 7″ (flexible and rigid available)
Length: Various (flexible)
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The possibilities are endless with polyurethane. Don't just keep up with the times; stay ahead of them with a material that's as versatile and dynamic as your ideas. Contact us at Piedmont Plastics today, and let's shape the future together with polyurethane.