Two-Part Urethane Systems
thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics/Online Plastics is the primary distributor for Innovative Polymers, a leading developer and manufacturer of 2-part casting urethanes. Innovative Polymers is a US-based distributor located in Michigan so products can be shipped quickly and easily to locations across the United States.
Innovative’s polymer resins have been mercury-free and mica-free since 1994. Innovative materials are also 100% ROHS compliant and every batch is lab tested and approved in their Michigan facility.
Two-Part casting urethanes are available in many formulations to meet the varied needs of markets. A few of the places you will find casting urethanes in use are:
Automotive parts - Innovative polyurethane systems are ideal for molding prototypes of “A” and “B” pillars and for making functional short runs of fascias and grilles, headlight bezels and lenses as well as aftermarket parts and many under the hood components
These high-performance polyurethanes feature:
- TPO-like properties
- High Heat characteristics
- Ultra-high impact strength
- UL 94 V-0 Rating
Medical - Polyurethane casting systems are often used for medical device and housings. They are also used to create training models such as anatomical models. Features include:
- Flame retardant
- Heat resistant
- Good electrical properties
- Options from flexible to rigid
Electronic equipment - Two-part casting urethanes can be an ideal solution for electronic projects. They are ideal for making durable housing and casings as well as encapsulating circuitry.
- UL 94 V0
- Good electrical properties
- Low shrinkage
- High heat-deflection temperatures
- Good mechanical properties
Oil and Gas Mining - The latest generation of polyurethanes has been created to be ultra-tough for the harsh environment of pipeline and mining applications. These two-part urethanes are:
- Highly abrasion resistant
- Chemical Resistant
- Solvent Resistant
- Excellent tear strength
- Excellent elongation
Functional Prototypes - 3D printing has become a popular technology for creating prototypes and models. However, two-part casting urethanes fill an important need in the prototyping process because they can be used to make functional parts. Casting urethanes are also a good option for short runs of parts whether it’s for working prototypes or production. Urethanes can be hand-poured into RTV silicone molds. Many urethane materials are available in two-part dispensing systems.
Innovative Polymer solutions include ultra-clear formulations as well as formations that can be tinted for custom colors.
Product lines include The InnoTuf® HP-2100. These are two-part urethane systems designed for use at room temperature. They are mercury-free as well as free of MOCA or TDI. Features include:
- Cut and gouge resistant
- Good moisture resistance
The InnoTuf® systems are ideal for creating protective linings in metal chutes, screens and pump as well as valve bodies. They are also a good choice for load-bearing applications such as conveyor rollers, casting impellers flexographic printing rollers and more.