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Advantages of Polyurethane - vs - Rubber

Poured or Spinned Cast Polyurethane Sheets

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Polyurethane products or custom cast sheets are often used as a replacement for rubber components. Custom cast polyurethane is an obvious step-up over the standard or traditional rubber material. When used, manufactured polyurethane has a much greater resistance to wear and can out last other materials as much as 3 to 4 times. An additional advantage to using polyurethane is its capability to handle heavy loads and compression. Polyurethane will out perform rubber which will more often deform under the stress of these loads. When it comes to aging polyurethane has a greater resistance to UV exposure, fuels, oils and even some types of solvents. Rubber on the other hand has a much shorter life span when exposed to these same environments.


Red polyurethane rollers on a pallet spincast sheets

Polyurethane is a unique material that can offer the elasticity of rubber combined with the toughness and durability of various types of metal. Polyurethane is also much more resistant to cutting than rubber with greater impact resistance. Since polyurethane is available in a broad range of hardness, it allows engineers to replace the rubber, plastic and some metals with the ultimate in abrasion resistance and physical properties, polyurethane.

Polyurethane has the ability to reduce plant maintenance and overall OEM product cost. Using high quality, ultra-tough polyurethane will also cut down-time, maintenance and cost of parts to a fraction of the previous cost.

Additional Advantages for the Use of Polyurethane over Rubber:

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bullet    Higher Abrasion Resistance               bullet   Greater Tear Strength
bullet    Reduces Noise                                   bullet    Greater Oil, Fuel and Solvent Resistance
bullet    Higher Load Bearing Capacity            bullet    Longer Flex-Life
bullet    Not Subject to Ozone Cracking
bullet    Urethanes are Pourable and Castable Which Makes for Cheaper Tooling
bullet    Urethanes Will NOT Compromise Physical Properties with hardnesses up to
     90 Shore A like Rubbers
bullet    Urethanes are Available in Numerous Colors (Black, Yellows, Oranges, Reds, Greens, ETC.)

Innovators of Molded Polyurethane and Hybrid Polyurea Technology!

Contact ESI @ 800-786-4244 or 918-485-0276

Elastomer Specialties, Inc.           2210 S Highway 69, Wagoner, OK 74467            Ph: 918-485-0276            Fax: 918-485-0253