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Polyurethane in the Fitness Industry

Polyurethane in the Fitness Industry

Due to the resilience of polyurethane in demanding environments, the fitness industry has embraced the material for many applications both inside and outside the gym. From the multitude of strength training and endurance equipment on the market today, to polyurethane...

Robotics industry utilizing urethane molded parts

Robotics industry utilizing urethane molded parts

The field of robotics has seen some of the most aggressive growth of any modern industry. With the rise of advanced computing and sensory technology, he capabilities of todays robots has increased substantially. The automated robotic systems of today are an order of...

What is the Shore Hardness scale?

What is the Shore Hardness scale?

The shore hardness scale is a measurement system which allows you to describe the properties of a materials resistance to indentation, and in turn, how hard it is. With the large selection available in polymers today, there is an array of technical specifications that...

Polyurethane uses in Marine Environment

Polyurethane uses in Marine Environment

When manufacturing equipment for use in marine environments, it can be difficult to ensure that parts perform as desired for extended periods of time. Multiple design considerations must be made due to the environmental factors that are present in marine environments....

Benefits of using Urethane in Process Automation

Benefits of using Urethane in Process Automation

Modern automated assembly and production technologies have forever changed the way we manufacture. Modern robotics have allowed us to seamlessly connect phases of production, and in turn offers substantial decreases in the time required to produce an item. Rollers,...

TPC Inc Announces Opening of Second Manufacturing Plant

TPC Inc Announces Opening of Second Manufacturing Plant

This week, leading urethane manufacturer and supplier, TPC Inc, announced the opening of a second manufacturing facility in Southern California, in the city of Fontana. The latest expansion comes on the heels of the company’s successful product offering, of custom...

Tackling manufacturing industry problems

Tackling manufacturing industry problems

Taking a customer idea and turning it into a usable part can be a complicated process. A lot of leaders have tried tackling manufacturing industry problems, and have been in vain. Even with a clear understanding of customer goals and intentions, projects can easily...

An Industry Standard in Urethane

As the oil and gas industry has matured over the last century, Polyurethane has proven itself to be an indispensable material. The remarkable abrasion resistance of polyurethane allows these materials to excel in the most unforgiving environments that exploration and drilling has to offer. The chemical resistance of polyurethanes has made it an indispensable part of gas-well completions and gas production. Robust material formulations have been customized over the years to suit the unique and demanding conditions that can exist in the oil and gas sectors today. As the energy sector continues to change and develop, we will continue to work with leading companies to produce solutions that are tailored to the unique needs of the industry. Ask us how our innovations have helped shaped the industry of today.

Afraid of flying? You shouldn’t be! The aviation industry expanded exponentially over the last few decades, with more planes flying than ever before. Worldwide bodies of testing and regulation have created one of the safest transport systems for persons and commerce of the modern age. Throughout these rigorous bouts of testing, urethane has proven itself to be an unparalleled material within aviation and aerospace. The extreme operating conditions of not just planes, but rockets as well, require a material with substantial properties to perform as desired. Urethane has gained accolade within this sector as an indispensable material. In the production of aerospace components, Polyurethane also has importance in various aspects of fabrication of complex metal shapes required for aerospace.

When lives are on the line, you need material that works, no questions asked. The demanding nature of todays military applications require expertise and oversight that comes with years of industry experience. Demand by todays top armed forces for Polyurethane in various systems within the military demonstrates how this material has proven itself in the field. Having quality materials you can rely on matters. You can rest easy knowing polyurethane will perform as needed, not just here at home, but overseas as well.

Urethane has been the un-sung hero of the fitness industry for many years. Lots of the “Rubber” you see at your gym is really Polyurethane. Soft coverings for weight plates, cable guides on weight machines, and shock absorbing bumpers have been made out of urethane for many years. The wheels on many exercise machine systems (rowers / stair machines) are made of urethane, due to the need to be long-lasting under intense conditions. As the next generation of fitness equipment prepares to enter the market, we stand ready to help our customers find the solutions.

Almost since its inception, the modern automotive industry has viewed urethane as an undeniably robust and resistant material. It had early use in dunnage applications, which ensured that components stayed damage free while in transit between various factories and buildings, and this practice continues to this day. Its early use on axels helped bring in the age of independent suspension. In working with industry leaders, we have found material formulations with extremely low rebound properties, for when vibration of a vehicle needs to be addressed. Innovations in polyurethane have helped motor vehicles becomes the quiet and smooth experience we take for granted today.