Why the Healthcare Industry Relies on Medical Grade Polyurethane
Polyurethane is one of the most flexible, adaptable, and customizable materials in use in countless applications and markets today. From being used in the military for numerous defense applications due to its strength and affordability to serving as a structural component in the construction industry due to its rigidity and sound absorption properties, there’s no other material like polyurethane. The same goes for healthcare and pharmaceutical, where medical grade polyurethane is used for countless applications.Read more
Military Grade Foam is Used in Countless Defense Applications
With Veterans Day around the corner, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank veterans for their service. Your time, energy, and sacrifices are deeply appreciated, and we’re grateful to you for all that you do to keep our nation safe. We also wanted to take the opportunity to share ways that our equipment plays an important part in numerous military grade foam applications.
Industrial Strength Foam Goes Beyond Industrial Applications
Industrial strength foam isn’t restricted to one or two industries — it’s a common part of multiple industries worldwide. Countless products rely on rigid polyurethane foam as part of their design in order to perform under varying conditions.
You Already Know What Your Polyurethane Pumps Can Achieve
When you made the decision to invest in a particular polyurethane pump, you knew what it would be capable of and how it would benefit your production. Over time, you and your team came to realize those benefits. But as time wore on, and the wear on your pumps did as well, their performance and condition likely began to take a dip. Perhaps material was getting stuck, or perhaps corrosion or other negative effects became more apparent.
Polyurethane Metering Systems are the Heart of Every Production Environment
As the regulation and flow system between material storage and the mix head that disperses that material, the success of every polyurethane application centers on the performance and reliability of these machines. Because these systems play such an important role in your facilities and production chain, it’s critical that they be precisely configured to your needs.
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