Why 2-Step Polyurethane Testing is So Critical for Application Success
Across the world, polyurethane material is in use in countless products and applications that businesses and consumers need and rely on every day. In each situation, the polyurethane mixture used to create the products must be developed to meet the end product performance characteristics. Chemical suppliers such as Dow, Covestro, and BASF engineer these formulations to address both external pressures from the elements like temperature, moisture, and heat and internal pressure such as cellular structure, composition, any gas nucleation used, and so on. In order to achieve success in these applications, the first step of polyurethane testing is dependent on the chemical suppliers.
The World is Starting Up Again — How Will Your Equipment Fare?
The stay-at-a-home orders are beginning to lift and people are slowly returning to their places of work. Throughout that time, the polyurethane equipment that many companies rely on for their production has sat dormant, or depending on your business, perhaps with a reduced number of cells in operation. As a result, you may find that equipment needs to be tuned, adjusted, or even repaired due to its inactivity.
Just About Every Industry Needs High Strength Foam
High strength foam is a core component of numerous industries throughout the world, and for good reason. This type of polyurethane foam is extremely rigid and capable of withstanding abuse in many forms. These include extreme and often rapid temperature variations, sudden impacts and long-term wear, and moisture.
Looking for Cost Efficiency? It’s Time to Consider Bulk Polyurethane
Over the past several years, the polyurethane market has risen consistently in value by around 5 percent annually. The reason for this is due to the benefits of polyurethane itself. As an incredibly lightweight yet durable material, polyurethane is high in demand in numerous industries and markets. Its affordability compared to other more costly materials also makes it a strategic solution for companies looking to maximize margins on their production. But despite these advantages, it’s becoming more and more important to invest in bulk polyurethane.
What Are Chemical Metering Systems?
Whether your organization is in the aerospace, automotive, medical, or sporting goods industry, everything that occurs in your production environment is controlled and regulated in some way. When it comes to polyurethane processing, much of that control is set and monitored by a chemical metering system. These devices control how much material is distributed from a polyurethane storage system (such as a bulk chemical storage tank) to the mix head, where the material is then sprayed, poured, or otherwise distributed onto a specific surface. Chemical metering systems also control key aspects of polyurethane mixing ratios.Read more
Tired of Those Annoying 55-Gallon Drums and Totes? Go with Chemical Holding Tanks Instead
You’re not alone. For years, companies that manufacture products using polyurethane or that apply polyurethane in other applications have been ordering, hauling, storing, and handling material in 55-gallon drums rather than chemical holding tanks. For companies with more significant production demands, this inefficiency was upsized into significantly larger 270-gallon totes. Depending on overall production volume, companies might have anywhere from dozens to hundreds or even thousands of these drums in their facilities throughout their footprint.
A Material for Every Market
Polyurethane is one of the most customizable materials available in markets today. Whereas other materials allow for significant customization for appearance purposes only, polyurethane can acquire a number of different properties. By mixing polyol and isocyanate in specific ratios and combining it with other chemicals, companies can achieve remarkable results.Read more
Production Success Requires a Properly Functioning Mix Head
Numerous Industries around the world rely on their mix heads for efficient, ongoing production. Many products and materials require polyurethane as a key ingredient in their design and construction. Read more
Why Polyurethane Foam Cell Structure Matters
Polyurethane foam cell structure is critical to multiple industries for countless products that consumers and businesses use each and every day. Many of these products are part of our daily activities, but just as many — if not more — go unseen. That’s because they serve as a structural, protective, or other foundational element of those products.
First, What Are Bulk Chemical Storage Tanks?
Bulk chemical storage tanks are far more than just a container for large volumes of polyol and iso. It’s a complete material storage system designed to make your organization’s production facility more streamlined, efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective.