Abrasion and Wear Resistance

You will find polyurethane standing up to the harshest abrasive environments – from agriculture to mining, and from construction to oil and gas.

Polyurethane’s widespread utility comes from its elastomeric chemistry. Polyurethane’s molecular structure enables it to withstand sliding, impingement, and slurry abrasion. It resists tearing associated with sliding. And it absorbs and recovers from particle impacts seen during impingement or in slurry.

Polyurethane makes a great material for components that need a long wear life in abrasive environments. Here are some examples:

Sprocket for industrial conveyor system

High-RPM agricultural harvesting component

Long-life caster wheel

Track pad for construction equipment

Toothed disk for high-speed sorting of coins

Chemical-resistant pipeline cleaning pig