Rigid PU foams are now practically unmatched in insulation technology. They are essential in the manufacture of refrigerators and freezers, not only in household appliances but also in industrial and commercial equipment. Due to their excellent thermal insulation efficiency, the thickness of the required insulation layer is reduced, thus increasing the useful volume of appliances is rendered possible. This simple construction results in simple and productive production.
Flexible polyurethane foams with cushioning, insulating and shock-absorbing properties that increase both comfort and safety are found in almost all vehicles. Flexible polyurethane foams can be cut to the desired shape and size, they are ready to wear, can be molded thus reducing waste generation. Due to their low weight, they increase the performance of the vehicle; reduce fuel consumption and thus waste emission. At the end of the vehicle's lifecycle, the polyurethane components can be recovered and recycled, thus minimizing the environmental load thereby.
Effective insulation is essential in the modern building industry. The increasing prevalence of rigid polyurethane foams in the construction industry is evident due to their excellent thermal insulation capacity, i.e. their low thermal conductivity. By their application, considerable energy savings are achievable – 25% for walls, 28% for roofs, 16% for floors, and 20% for windows. The rigid PU insulation is durable, performs consistently throughout its lifetime, and helps maintain a comfortable living and working environment.
Soft PU foams have a wide range of applications and a variety of uses. Due to their versatility, there is no limit in production as regards shape and density making it popular with furniture designers, producers, and end-users.
Polyurethane is perfectly applicable in the modern clothing industry. Due to its versatility, it is widely used in the production of shoes, synthetic leather, and sports equipment. There is an endless variety of colours, surfaces, and materials, and therefore countless ways to use PU within the industry.
Strong bonding, fast curing, water-resistant, and solvent-free, with no need for formaldehyde! Polyurethanes are excellent adhesive materials and are widely used in the wood industry to produce such materials as MDF, HDF, OSB, and particleboard.