Countless applications because of three key advantages

Polyurethanes have outstanding abrasion resistance. They often outwear corresponding parts made of metal, plastic, or rubber by a wide margin.

Polyurethanes have an excellent load-bearing capability. They exhibit deflection and recovery characteristics that far exceed plastic or metal.

It is no problem to create complex shapes — because polyurethane is molded in its liquid state. Also, polyurethane can be permanently attached — or bonded — to metals, plastics, and composites during the molding process.

Performance properties tailored to your application

We formulate the polyurethane to match your requirements. What can we customize for you?

You’ll succeed with us

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Countless applications because of three key advantages

Polyurethanes have outstanding abrasion resistance. They often outwear corresponding parts made of metal, plastic, or rubber by a wide margin.

Polyurethanes have an excellent load-bearing capability. They exhibit deflection and recovery characteristics that far exceed plastic or metal.

It is no problem to create complex shapes — because polyurethane is molded in its liquid state. Also, polyurethane can be permanently attached — or bonded — to metals, plastics, and composites during the molding process.

Performance properties tailored to your application

We formulate the polyurethane to match your requirements. What can we customize for you?

You’ll succeed with us

Disrupting industries… It’s in our DNA

The Story of Gallagher Corporation (Starting with the Golf Ball)

Oh, how the golf ball has evolved… Some say that the first golf ball was actually an improvised pebble. From there, its construction advanced to using beech wood, then leather, then tree sap. Now the golf ball is a high-tech combination of core and cover.

Today’s best golf balls use an extremely durable polyurethane cover. Compared to other materials, polyurethane provides higher spin rates, better control, and a softer feel. It delivers performance that would have been unimaginable back in golf’s early days.

Golfers can thank Richard (Dick) Gallagher. Dick was the inventor of the polyurethane golf ball cover.

A Dream is Born

As a DuPont chemist, Dick developed and commercialized the earliest cast polyurethane materials. After the patent of the golf ball cover, he became more intrigued by the untapped potential of polyurethane to disrupt products. In 1965, Dick founded Gallagher Corporation to design and manufacture custom polyurethane products.

His mission: Mold polyurethane into game-changing products for OEMs across all industries.

The Company Continues to Thrive

Dick was, of course, successful.

Many new faces, and two more Gallagher generations, have joined the team. We continue to follow through on his mission.

Our strategy remains the same — leverage the advantages of polyurethane to provide longer lasting and higher performing products that change industries.

Case in Point: the John Deere Cotton Doffer

The doffer is one of two critical components that work together to pick cotton. First, barbed spindles rotate at high speed to remove the seed-cotton from the plant. Then, counter-rotating doffers pull the seed-cotton off of the spindles. It is a tough job subject to abrasive field conditions.

The problem John Deere faced was two-fold. First, the rubber doffers wore too quickly. Second, the black fragments that wore off the rubber doffers contaminated the white cotton harvest.

We worked with John Deere to understand the doffer application. Then we went to work on a custom polyurethane formulation to match their requirements. There were prototypes, field tests, and more prototypes. In the end, we significantly improved doffer wear life and eliminated the black rubber contamination. Our polyurethane doffer has been the industry standard for the past 30 years.

But it’s not about us. We’re happy to have made a small contribution to John Deere’s market leadership.

How can we help you change your industry?