Sports and Recreation
- Category: Applications
From bats and bikes to canoes and cameras, sports and recreation applications for polyurethanes abound. The industry relies on the protective qualities of polyurethane foams, the wear resistance of Shore D hardness casting systems and the toughened, high impact strength of high performance polyurethanes. Other benefits of liquid plastic casting resins for sporting goods are the ability of the systems to maintain their strength when exposed to moisture as well as full submersion for underwater applications.
Innovative Polymers is an established supplier to the sports and recreation industry. Among the primary products we formulate for sporting good manufacturers are:
IE Series™ Shore A Liquid Urethanes are easy to cast as end-plugging compounds for such products as baseball and softball bats. The cured materials are semi-flexible with good tensile strength and elongation.
IE Series™ Shore D Liquid Urethanes feature low, easy to cast viscosities and are easily pigmented. Cured products exhibit properties including abrasion resistance, good flexural modulus, good tensile strength and the ability to withstand underwater use at depths of up to 200 feet below the water surface.
InnoTuf® TP Series Liquid Urethanes create goods with ultra-high impact strengths. These materials are used for forming protective coverings on products such as small wooden boat keels.
Polyurethane Foams are perfect for impact resistant padding found in football helmets and other sporting equipment.
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