Polyurethanes In Your Life

SES LabSES Foam produces polyurethane foams. Polyurethanes are an integral part of most of our lives. Polyurethanes are used in cars, mattresses, adhesives, coatings, refrigerators, coolers, footwear, seating, faux wood, and medical devices among other things. Polyurethane is a very versatile chemical able to be produced with a wide range of properties from extremely flexible foam which is soft enough to sleep on to hard elastomers used in bowling balls. They vary in density from as low as 0.5/lb per cu ft to over 60 lbs per cu ft. Polyurethanes have been around for many years and society is very comfortable with the products produced from polyurethanes. The chemistry of these products is well understood and the final inert products have held their properties for long periods of time. Polyurethane as an insulation material is another well understood application. Walk in coolers, picnic coolers, refrigerators, insulated transportation vehicles, hot water heaters and other insulating  devices have used polyurethanes as their insulating material for years. Polyurethanes have proven themselves to be a low cost energy efficient insulator accepted by industry for years. Polyurethanes flow to fill cavities and form to molds allowing complex structures to be well insulated. The refrigeration industry has used polyurethanes to not only insulate the many products they produce but in some cases certain polyurethanes have been used to increase the strength of the final product.

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