Gallagher Urethane Fast Facts:

  • Started in 1965
  • ISO9001:2008 Certified
  • Family-Owned Business
  • 100,000 sq. ft. in Gurnee, IL

Products:

  • Wheels
  • Bumpers
  • Sprockets / Gears
  • Springs
  • Rollers
  • Gaskets
Gallagher Facility Gurnee, IL
Gallagher Facility Gurnee, IL

Markets:

  • Material Handling
  • Agriculture
  • Pneumatic Tools
  • Construction
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Mining
  • Paper
  • Oil & Gas
  • Military
  • Conveyor Systems
  • Commercial Truck
  • Food Processing
  • Metal Forming

Manufacturing Capabilities:

  • Liquid Casting (8 Max Machines) – Hardness range: soft 40A – hard 70D
  • Compression Molding
  • Transfer Molding
  • Injection Molding (7 Engel Presses from 85 to 750 Tons)

Secondary Operations:

  • Machining
  • Grinding
  • Shearing
  • Die Cutting
  • Water-Jet Cutting
  • Laser Engraving
  • PSA Application

Key questions when selecting the grade of polyurethane:

  • What is the main purpose of the application?
  • Are the conditions static or dynamic? – More Impact Resistance – In what environment will the part work? –

  • In what environment will the part work?
    • Heat?
    • Cold?
    • Chemical?
    • Food/drugs?
  • Electrical, radiation, etc. ?
  • What are the expected extremes in working conditions?
  • Will there be any abrasive or erosive wear?
  • Is there a potential internal heat buildup?
  • History of previous use of polyurethanes?