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Polyurethane Composites: New Alternative to Polyester and Vinyl

July 27, 2016

Polyurethane has come a long way since its creation and now it is being used in more applications than ever before. Polyurethane is now a viable alternative to materials like polyester and vinyl for a few different reasons. Polyurethane has come a long way and is now used in more applications than you might imagine including composite creation.

For starters, polyurethane is very tough. This material is unlikely to break or be damaged during use making it a perfect candidate for composites that will be used time and time again. This higher durability makes it possible for companies using polyurethane to get more uses out of the composites that they are making. The toughness also makes it easier to create more complex shapes and use them for applications that are going to be a bit harsher than some.

Another advantage is that polyurethane cures quickly. Composites can be made faster and get into general use faster than other methods. Rather than having to wait a long period of time you can get your composites made quickly and get to work. Quick cure time also means that you can make more composites in a shorter period of time than with other methods.

On top of all that, polyurethane does not have styrene fumes to worry about. Overall polyurethane is quicker, easier, more durable, and has far less fumes to worry about than other composite production methods. The technologies surrounding polyurethane composites has grown and advanced to the point that they are easily made and used across the board. There are several different methods that can be used with polyurethane for composite production as well making it a highly versatile material as well for those that are interested in using it for their composites.

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