Advantages of Urethane vs Silicone, Nylon and/or UHMW

Cast Urethane Parts

In today’s industrial applications, cost of material is not the only part of initial set up and/or replacement to consider.

Companies are trying to stretch their dollars and make them count.  If you purchase a material that does not hold up to various conditions, your down time can cost man hours and production loss. These issues could have been prevented by choosing a superior product.

When choosing materials, there are a few things to consider beyond cost.

1. RESISTANCE TO OZONE AND OXYGEN:
Our Thermoset Urethane holds up under these conditions, where Nylon and UHMW do not.

2. EXTREME TENSILE, TEAR STRENGTH AND ABRASION RESISTANCE:
Our Thermoset Urethane, with its elastomeric properties, holds up to extreme tensile demands and has outstanding tear strength, where Silicone does not.  It also surpasses Nylon and UHMW in tear strength and abrasion resistance.

3. SHOCK ABSORBING AND SOUND DAMPENING:
With our Thermoset Urethane, we have several formulations to minimize or eliminate these issues in your applications.  Nylon and UHMW do not have this ability.

4. BONDING ONE MATERIAL TO ANOTHER MATERIAL:
Our Thermoset Urethane can be bonded depending on your needs, either by us, or by you.  We can make a range of sheet materials with no wax so that you can adhere the urethane to another product.  Also, if the application needs are such that you require the urethane to be bonded to a particular material, an example would be steel or aluminum, PSI Urethanes can do that for you.  We have a superior bonding process that holds up in the most extreme conditions.  The same cannot be said about Nylon and UHMW.  They do not have that capability.

5. DUROMETER RANGE:
PSI Urethane’s have a full range of durometers on the “A” scale to 70 on the “D” scale.  Silicone, Nylon and UHMW are limited in their durometers.  Having a broad range of durometers available to you, assures that you get the right product for your specific application.

PSI Urethanes, Inc. has a Chemist on site to help its Sales Associates with any questions you may have.  Give us a call and allow us to help assist you with your industrial applications.