Who Really Uses Polyurethane?

Urethane in military applications

Who uses polyurethane? The better question might be “Who Doesn’t Use Polyurethane?”

With its excellent abrasion resistance, resilience, metal bonding, and more, polyurethane outperforms other materials in the toughest situations.

Here are just a few markets that are well suited for polyurethane parts:

Urethane in agricultural applications


Gallagher polyurethane products are used for beet flails, cane conditioners, cotton doffers, elevator buckets, and many more applications. Good abrasion resistance, cut and tear resistance and flex life are key product characteristics for the Agricultural market.

Urethane in military applicationsAutomotive

Polyurethane products have a large number of applications in the automotive market. Motor and transmission mounts; suspension pads; damper springs; bushings; drive belts; and track pads — vibration damping, load bearing ability, fatigue, and set resistance are key product characteristics for the automotive market.

Urethane in mining applicationsMining and Quarrying

Polyurethane products are used in applications like agitators, classification screens, conveyor belt scrapers, crossover pads, hydrocyclone, pipelining, pump impellers, and chute liners. Key characteristics: abrasion and impact resistance, chemical resistance, and impact resistance.

Paper Making and Processing

Polyurethane products are used for couch rolls, lump-breaker rolls, press rolls, reel rolls, shoe press belts, and suction rolls  Key characteristics: Abrasion and water resistance.

Construction Products

Polyurethane products are used in power tools, mallets, hammers, squeegees, and more. Key characteristics will vary by product but include impact and abrasion resistance; oil and gas resistance; and tear resistance — among others.

Urethane in paving applicationsHighway and Pavement Maintenance

Urethane products are used in applications like concrete mixers, paving machinery, salt spinners, snowplow blades, track pads, wheel chocks, and more. Abrasion resistance; cut and tear resistance; high- or low-temperature resistance (depending on the application) are key product characteristics in the highway and pavement maintenance markets.

Urethane in excercise equipment applicationsRecreational and Exercise Equipment

Gallagher urethane products are used in applications like exercise equipment, bowling pin setting equipment, amusement ride wheels, ball pitching machines, bowling balls, mallets, hammers, rollerskate wheels, skateboard wheel, ski lift sheaves, swim fins, etc. Key characteristics: abrasion resistance, low rolling resistance, load bearing ability, and low heat build-up.

Business Machines, ATMs, and Kiosks

Urethane products are used in applications like inkjet printer belts, printer rolls, toner blades, and wheels. Key characteristics: long wear life and low frictional coefficient.

Do you have a tough demand that requires a tough solution? Contact Gallagher with your requirements.

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