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What are Polyurethanes?

Polyurethanes derive from a chemical reaction of a diisocyanate with a polyol. Due to the variety of diisocyanates and the wide range of polyols a broad spectrum of materials can be produced – with specific properties - tailored to meet specific needs.

Depending on the chemical formulation, the consistencies and properties of polyurethanes can vary greatly – ranging from flexible or rigid foams, BindersIntegral Skin FoamsComposites to Thermoplastic Polyurethanes.

Polyurethanes can therefore be used in upholstery, mattresses, car seats, thermal insulation for buildings and the refrigeration chain, wheels, rollers, bodywork parts, coatings, adhesives and many other products.

Find out more about the manifold qualities of our polyurethanes under "Applications" and "Technologies"


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