Dynamic Load Bearing and Impact Resistance
You can find polyurethane carrying the load everywhere – from military vehicles to mining equipment, and from farm tractors to skateboards.
Polyurethane’s widespread utility derives from its elastomeric chemistry. Its molecular structure enables it to bear heavy loads and also to repeatedly deflect and recover to its original shape. In addition, its elasticity can absorb the force exerted by an impact or vibration.
Polyurethane is a great material for components that need to carry heavy loads, absorb shocks, or dampen vibration. Here are some examples: