Polyurethane Adhesives are largely regarded as the most versatile adhesives used by industrial engineers. With fantastic properties such as excellent stress recovery after been bent or pulled, they also provide fantastic resistance to UV light. Polyurethane Adhesives are also paintable in various different colours & offer fantastic resistance to chemicals. In the following blog our technical team discuss why Polyurethane Adhesives are simply such excellent adhesives, and where they are most commonly used.
Polyurethane adhesives provide excellent adhesion in a wide range of applications & most importantly provide users the advantage of a rapid development of “green strength,”. This is where the polyurethane adhesive provides an initial bond prior curing fully. This feature helps decrease the reliance on extra equipment such as clamps, reducing costs but also aiding the efficiency of the manufacturing process.
Industries across the world use polyurethane adhesives for numerous applications such as assembly of shoes, textile laminates & even closing conveyor belts. Polyurethane Adhesives are also seen largely in the car manufacturing industry, primarily in the production of headlights & taillights, automotive interiors & bonding bumpers onto vehicles. One of the most commonly used adhesives & sealants used in the construction industry, polyurethane adhesives are often used in the repairing of roads & plumbing & sanitary applications.