The Role of Chemistry in History

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May 1st, 2008 · No Comments ·

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An Introduction to Polyurethane

-Polyurethanes are a class of polymers consisting of organic chains joined by urethane links

-Commonly abbreviated, PU

-Commonly (and misleadingly!) referred to as “urethane”, a mistake since polyurethane’s are different than the actual compound Urethane.

-Developed as a wide-range of materials: low- and high-density foams; soft, flexible solids (like rubber); and firm, rigid plastics.

-Used in everything from shoe soles, golf balls, and watch bands, to automobiles, airplanes, electronics, and even sealants and varnishes.

One of it’s many Uses:

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