Do you really know polyurethane?
Discover the incredible potential of UREFLEX polyurethane elastomers!
Moulded polyurethane is a real alternative to plastic, metal or rubber for many applications. It is one of the most versatile and durable materials.
Its manufacturing process with relatively low tooling costs, make it a perfect alternative to more commonly used materials in a variety of applications.
Many designers of products, engineering offices and technicians may be surprised by the physical versatility of polyurethane. Able to be as flexible as a rubber band or as rigid as certain metals, cast polyurethane is particularly suitable for parts requiring hardness and durability.
Comparative PU VS. other materials
Unlike plastic, cast polyurethane does not require high pressure tools, which speeds up lead times and reduces mould costs.
The tooling costs 1/5 less than plastic..
- Faster and more accurate prototypes.
- More durable and wear-resistant.
One of the least known characteristics of polyurethane is its ability to be formulated for high rigidity, which often makes it a viable alternative to metal for valves and gears. The advanced manufacturing capability of molded polyurethane also eliminates the need for secondary operations, saving time and money in production.
Faster turnaround times and lower total costs.
Better corrosion resistance.
With the elastic capacity of rubber, while being measured higher on the hardness scale, polyurethane may be a good choice for some parts because of its hardness.
- Better wear resistance.
- Higher load capacity.
- Low pressure tools.