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Urethane sheets and sheeting is
considered a durable material able to resist extreme
environments and abrasion. Urethane has several advantages
over conventional plastics and elastomers, increased
strength, toughness, and versatility. Standard thickness are
available in the range from .031" up to approximately
1", larger sheet Urethane is available by custom order.
Urethane is also available as film, thermoset, and as an
adhesive compound. Urethane sheets can be manufactured in
many colors, such as tan, black, red, yellow, white, and
natural or un-pigmented. Cast and Sheet Urethane products
are commonly available in size tolerances of +/- .010 or
less over distances of les than 24".
Urethane sheet and sheeting can be readily
machined using conventional machine tool methods. Urethanes
may also be sanded using conventional techniques. Rough
cutting is effectively facilitated using band, circular, or
jig type saws.
Some feature and application advantages are:
Available in several hardness's ranging
from 60 to 100 durometers.
High resistance to abrasion and impact,
often used when significant or some friction is present.
Resistant to many chemical compounds
following are typical standards associated with the
definition of performance properties of Urethane cast sheet.
D-638 - Elongation at Break %, Tensile Strength Yield (psi),
D-790 - Flexural Strength
D-256 - Izod Impact
D-648-82 - Heat Deflection Temperature