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Polyurethane

Sheet Rod Tube

Polyurethane Sheet, Rod, Film & Tube

Polyurethanes (also known as PUR or UR) are versatile engineering materials designed to provide properties not available in conventional rubbers, metals and plastics. Typically they have higher oil and solvent resistance, along with greater abrasion and tear resistance. Impact strength, low compression set and superior load bearing capacity are also important engineering characteristics.

Urethane is available in several different forms such as thermoplastic, thermoset, coatings and foams (flexible, semirigid, rigid and integral skin). A variety of processes are used to produce parts, including injection molding, extrusion, RIM, spray and casting. Most can be supplied in polyether or polyester base formulations. The ethers are generally better for use in contact with water and have higher heat resistance. The esters have higher abrasion and oil resistance.

Thermoset and some foam types are supplied in standard shapes (sheet, rod, bar and tube) as well as custom molded parts. Advantages of the cast types are low cost tooling and short production runs. Injection and extrusion will generally result in lower piece prices, but tooling can be quite expensive.

Polyurethane Machining & Rotational Molding

Nationwide Plastics is proud of our reputation as “the authority on plastics manufacturing and distribution,” and make sure that we understand both your application and your requirements so that we will provide you with high quality, tight tolerance products that meet your specifications. Offering a variety of polyurethane machining, fabrication and molding services, we will work with you to select the most effective and efficient manufacturing process for your polyurethane machined part and manufacture the part to your exact specifications.

Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with over 20 pieces of equipment to provide custom plastic turning, milling, routing and sawing services. We specialize in manufacturing large parts and our equipment is designed to process parts up to 148’ or longer, with tolerances to +/- .001, depending on the material. Nationwide Plastics has the capacity to mold custom parts up to 800 pounds, 3/16" wall thickness and maximum swing of 64". Call Nationwide Plastics today for all of your polyurethane machining and rotomolding needs.

Characteristics

  • Varieties: Thermoplastic, thermoset, coatings and foams (flexible, semirigid, rigid and integral skin). Most can be supplied in a polyether or a polyester base formulations. 
  • Processes: Injection molding, extrusion, RIM, spray and casting.
Size
24" x 36"
48" x 96"
48" x 96"
Thickness
1/16" through 4"
OD
1/4" to 12"
Length
12" to 36"
 
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7701780075D 3-1/2 DIA BLK POLYURETHANE ROD

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