Polyurethane Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants & Encapsulants (CASE)
Polyurethanes are used in flexible coatings for textiles and adhesives for film and fabric laminates. Polyurethane paints and coatings give the highest wear resistance to surfaces such as floors and the outer skins of aircraft.
Polyurethanes provide a surface that is wear resistant, sound absorbent and easy to clean. Some polyurethanes are used intensively on steel and concrete structures to protect them from corrosion. Others are chosen for protecting wooden surfaces in house furniture.
The binding qualities of polyurethanes have opened new opportunities for reusing and recycling scrap materials. Using polyurethane resin as a glue, materials such as wood, rubber and other material particles can be bound together to make new high quality products for applications in construction, outdoor furniture and packaging.
Polyurethane applications in this sector include high quality boards to make cupboards, work surfaces and floorings in kitchens.
Polyurethane sealants are also used for sealing windows in buildings and cars because of excellent adhesive properties and resistance to harsh weather conditions. They are also widely used for high quality finishes on automobiles.
Elastomer systems supplied in this area can be used in the following applications:
- Rubber mats
- Water proofing of roofs
- Lining of metal components for increased abrasion resistance
- Gluing of furniture
- Coating of wooden floors
- Finger jointing for structural wood
- Particle board
- Plywood manufacture