What is Polyurethane?
The polyurethane compounds that Revshift uses are among the best for automotive use and exceed the material quality of possibly all other automotive polyurethane manufacturers.
Polyurethanes are a group of organic polymers that are normally grouped with rubber. Polyurethanes are elastomers which are stretchy materials. They come from the reaction of diisocyanates, long chain polyols and short chain extenders. This process has proven itself to be a flexible method of producing customized elastomers with adjustable properties.
Polyurethanes achieve hardness on a wider range than any other elastomer and exhibit outstanding physical properties such as: abrasion, by far better than steel; tear resistance, superior to those of many other elastomers; resilience; load bearing capabilities. Through the years, their special properties made them indispensable in more and more fields replacing other materials with lower properties.
- Our polyurethane can be tuned to produce polymers of different hardness and physical properties to suit the application
- Our polyurethane is elastic and can absorb an enormous amount of trauma without permanently deforming (unlike UHMW and Delrin)
- Our polyurethane is resistant to water, oil, gasoline, salt, antifreeze, and most solvents (unlike rubber)
- Our polyurethane is half the weight of aluminum and about 20% lighter than rubber