Urethane Flat Sheet Stock

  • Standard urethane flat sheet stock sizes available in stock
  • Custom polyurethane flat sheet stock available on request
  • Standard durometer available from 40A to 65D
  • Standard colors: red, natural and black (other colors upon request)
  • High resistance to abrasion and impact.
  • Resistant to many chemical compounds.
  • Oil and solvent resistant.

Urethane Sheets

Polyurethane material is used for many things in many different industries. Some use our polyurethane sheets for bumpers, pads , jewelry, and many other things.

Examples of Polyurethane Bumpers

  • Bumpers For Conveyor Belt Systems

  • Shock Absorbers For Electrical Components

  • Hydraulic Cylinder Bumpers / Stoppers

  • Navy Hatch Bumpers

  • Polyurethane Bumper for Military Rifle

  • Hydraulic And Pneumatic Cylinder Bumpers

  • Industrial Washing Machines Bumpers

  • Bicycle Seat Shock Absorbers / Bumpers

Why use polyurethane over rubber?

Because polyurethane parts provide longer service life when compared to plastics and rubber, and lower noise abatement properties when compared to metals. For these and many other reasons product engineers specify polyurethane components.

Urethane Characteristics

Broad hardness ranging from 40 shore A to 90 shore A. Red, natural, and black are the standard and other colors are available upon request. Urethane is abrasion and cut resistant. Urethane is chemical and oil resistant. Urethane is machinable and resilient .Urethane has a lower tooling cost, has a high load bearing capacity and has elastic memory.

Standard Colors

Standard: Red, Natural, or Black, 20% Up Charge for Special Colors.

Availability

2-4 Business days (call for rush orders).

Pricing Details

Call for quantity discount

Round, Square & Rectangular Bars

Length: +1/4-0, Width: +1/4-0, Thickness: +/- 2% or +/- .030" whichever is greater.

Stocked Inventory Dimension Tolerances

These tolerances cover all stocked products except where noted. Please advise factory if a closer tolerance is required.

Hardness Range

40 - 90 Shore A Durometer Standard Stock Size. 65 Shore D Durometer Available for a 20% Up Charge

Shipping

Above pricing does not include shipping

Why Use Polyurethane?

A resilient, tough material, polyurethane can outperform rubber and steel for abrasion resistance and can be injection molded, to any shape. Polyurethanes have exceptional damping abilities to control shock and lessen noise and vibration in the most arduous conditions.

  • Outstanding high wear abrasion resistance

  • Good low temperature flexibility and impact resistance

  • Low compression set

  • Good hydrolytic stability

  • High compressive strength

  • Low gas and vapour permeability, relatively high moisture vapour transmission rates

  • Low extractable levels

  • Ability to be painted without the use of primers

  • High resistance to oils, greases, oxygen and ozone

Advantages Of Polyurethane Flat Sheet Stock

Polyurethane Sheet is often used as a replacement for rubber components and provides an obvious upgrade over the traditional material. Polyurethane Sheet has a much improved resistance to wear and can out last other materials by as much as four times.

Another advantage is the performance during load and compression, Polyurethane will out perform rubber which will often permanently deform much sooner resulting in the associated components, often vehicle suspension parts becoming loose and causing lack of control and often expensive damage. Its resistance to ageing or perishing, rubber will often degrade over sometimes a short period of time, but this can often be accelerated in UV exposure and the contact with oils and fuels.

Polyurethane Sheet is also much more resistant to cutting with sharp edges as well as much more impact resistant.

Urethane flat sheet stock can be used to cut out small volume parts for trials and prototyping. Smaller pads can be cut from our stock pads along with longer strips used for bumpers, pads, and protective surfaces. The Polyurethane flat stock can also be easily cut with a water jet to produce low to mid volute quantities of parts without investing in a costly tool.

Advantages Of Polyurethane

Polyurethane is a unique material that offers the elasticity of rubber combined with the toughness and durability of metal. Because urethane is available in a very broad hardness range, it allows the engineer to replace rubber, plastic, and metal with the ultimate in abrasion resistance and physical properties. Polyurethane can reduce plant maintenance and OEM product cost. Many applications using this ultra-tough material have cut down-time, maintenance time, and cost of parts to a fraction of the previous figures. The following are other advantages polyurethane has to offer:

Urethanes have better abrasion and tear resistance than rubbers, while offering higher load bearing capacity.

Compared to plastics, urethanes offer superior impact resistance, while offering excellent wear properties and elastic memory.

Urethanes have replaced metals in sleeve bearings, wear plates, sprockets, rollers, and various other parts, with benefits such as weight reduction, noise abatement, and wear improvements being realized.

What Durometer Should I Use?

There are times when researching for a project, you need to know the hardness of the material you are wanting to use. Below we have included a chart with durometers of different products that range from soft to extra hard.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at (419)-693-7400 and one of our technical sales people can assist you.