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 makes a great material for components that need to carry heavy loads, absorb shocks, or dampen vibration. Here are some examples:

Track pad for construction equipment

Heavy-duty caster wheel

Bearing pad used for highway bridges

Roller with bearing

Off-road vehicle suspension bushing

Bumper that endures at least 100,000 impact cycles

 Suspension for vibrating mining equipment

No-crush conveyor roller