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Polyurethane Rods – 60° Shore A
A superior alternative to plastic and nylon parts
Polyurethane rods of hardness 60 Shore A offer a noticeable improvement over conventional stock. They have a much better wear tolerance and can last up to four times longer than nylon.
Another advantage is their superior load-bearing capacity and compression performance. Polyurethane rods outperform nylon and plastic, which can break during use. They are just as easy to process as plastic and offer a wider range of hardness options.
Made from a durable thermoset polyurethane elastomer
Polyurethane rods of hardness 60 Shore A are made from a durable thermoset polyurethane elastomer. This material has superior hardness and longevity compared to most rubbers and plastics. One of its most significant qualities is its wide spectrum of hardness, which can range from eraser soft to golf-ball hard. This is determined by the chemical composition of the pre-polymer, not by the addition of fillers or plasticizers.
Proven wear resistance and abrasion resistance
Urethanes have greater resistance to abrasion and tearing than rubbers. This makes them ideal for high-wear applications, such as bearing loads. Urethanes also offer superior impact resistance compared to plastics, while offering excellent wear properties and an elastic memory.
Replace metals with lighter, quieter, and more durable components
Urethanes have replaced metals in many applications, such as sleeve bearings, wear plates, sprockets, rollers, and many other components. This is due to their ability to provide weight loss, noise reduction, and wear improvements.
Machined, not reformed or reheated
Polyurethane rods are manufactured from thermosetting material, which means they can’t be reformed or reheated. However, they can be machined to the desired shape or dimensions. Components made from polyurethane rods outperform products made from rubber and other traditional materials.
Versatile elastomer with countless applications
Polyurethane 60 Shore A is an extremely versatile elastomer used in countless applications worldwide. Its mechanical properties can be isolated and manipulated through creative chemistry to create a number of unique opportunities to solve problems with performance characteristics that are unequaled in any other material.
Benefits of polyurethane rods
- Superior impact, abrasion, and tear resistance
- High load-bearing capacity
- Extremely broad spectrum of hardness grades
- Excellent custom molding and bonding ability
- Very good chemical resistance
Applications of polyurethane rods
- Industrial wheel and roller coatings
- Pump bushes and impellers
- Bearings and thrust pads
- Buffer rings and pads
- Conveyor idlers and pulleys