We use polyurethanes in one form or another every day – at home, in our offices and cars, for sport and leisure activities and on holiday. Polyurethanes are versatile, modern and safe. They are used in a wide variety of applications to create all manner of consumer and industrial products that play a crucial role in making our lives more convenient, comfortable and environmentally friendly. Polyurethane is a plastic material, which exists in various forms. It can be tailored to be either rigid or flexible, and is the material of choice for a broad range of end-user applications such as: insulation of refrigerators and freezers, building insulation, cushioning for furniture, mattresses, car parts, coatings, adhesives, rollers and tyres, composite wood panels, shoe Soles, sportswear.
Polyurethanes, like all plastics, are polymers made by reacting diisocyanates (MDI / TDI) with a range of polyols. Depending on the desired end product, chemical formulations may contain other ingredients such as catalysts, blowing agents and possibly flame retardants. These various combinations allow the manufacture of a range of product types including: Rigid Foams, Integral Skin Foams, High Resilience Foams, Flexible Foams, Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers.