Self-adhesive rubber feet v self-adhesive polyurethane feet
Benefits of Polyurethane when compared to Rubber
Benefits of Polyurethane
Polyurethane typically lasts longer than rubber, especially in applications where it’s constantly stretched or otherwise exposed to stress
Polyurethanes possess high tear resistance along with high tensile properties.
Wide Range of Hardness – Polyurethane can be manufactured from 20 SHORE A to 85 SHORE D
Wide Resiliency Range – Resilience is generally a function of hardness. For shock-absorbing elastomer applications, low rebound compounds are usually used (i.e. resilience range of 10-40%). For high frequency vibrations or where quick recovery is required, compounds in the 40-65% resilience are used. In general, toughness is enhanced by high resilience
Flexibility – Another key benefit of Polyurethanes is it perform very well when used in high flex fatigue applications. Flexural properties can be isolated allowing for very good elongation and recovery properties.
Abrasion & Impact Resistance – For applications where severe wear prove challenging, polyurethanes are an ideal solution even at low temperatures.
Resistance to Water, Oil & Grease – Polyurethane’s material properties will remain stable (with minimal swelling) in water, oil and grease. Polyether compounds have the potential to last many years in subsea applications.
Electrical Properties – Polyurethanes exhibit good electrical insulating properties.
Mould, Mildew & Fungus Resistance – Most polyether based polyurethanes do not support fungal, mould and mildew growth and are therefore highly suitable for tropical environments
By EAZI-STOPS™|2021-01-27T12:51:14+00:00January 27th, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Self-adhesive rubber feet v self-adhesive polyurethane feet