Innovative Polymers Upgrades Family of High-performance Polyurethanes

hp-lidsThe InnoTuf® HP-2100 family of ultra-durable, room-temperature processable polyurethanes has been expanded to better serve customer and industry requirements.  As with all Innovative Polymers’ products, InnoTuf® formulations are mercury-free and contain neither MOCA nor free-TDI.

Tough HP-2100 series polyurethanes are specially designed to resist gouging and cutting and exhibit good moisture resistance.  The high-performance materials are ideal for forming protective linings on parts such as metal chutes, screens, pumps and valve bodies.  The InnoTuf® systems are also well suited for casting impellers as well as load-bearing conveyor rollers and flexographic printing rollers.

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American Precision Prototyping Chooses Innovative Polymers Urethane for 2014 FIFA World Cup Powerade Botter Carriers

In February of 2014, our team at American Precision Prototyping was presented with a unique challenge. POWERADE® needed 150 cast urethane POWERADE® bottle carriers to use as promotional materials for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The carriers needed to be redesigned, prototyped, cast, decorated, packed, and shipped to the World Cup stadiums in Brazil, where they would be combined with other promotional products. All of this needed to be done in less than 30 days. Could we do it?

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Advanced Dental and Orthopedic Models Built Using Polyurethanes

modelspluscollage1_scaledAnatomical models built from computerized scans and data today are helping advance medical science in areas ranging from the education of physicians and dentists to surgical planning of complex procedures to new product introductions and visual aids for doctor use in explaining procedures to patients. Long-time supplier to the dental/medical market, Models Plus combines next-generation technologies and high-durability polyurethanes to mold precision, “life-like” models quickly and cost-effectively.

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Preservation Specialties Creates A Green-Winged Teal Duck Using Advanced Taxidermy Materials

greenwingPreservation Specialties, like many other top-quality taxidermy studios, creates true-to-life, artistic pieces from many of its subjects.  Recently, a customer asked that the Green-winged Teal Duck he had shot be preserved and installed in a realistic habitat as part of the display piece.

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Point-of-Sale Pet Store Kiosks Utilize Innovative Polymers Materials

The difference between functional prototypes and end parts continues to shrink as the performance capabilities of polyurethanes improve and casting methods advance. As a result, manufacturers today are bringing new products to market faster than ever before without investing in machined injection molds for building thermoplastic parts.

Optimizing the ability to save time and cut costs involved in plastic part production, Industrial Modern Pattern & Mold, Chicago, Illinois, is building hundreds of point-of-sale kiosks using polyurethane cast in silicone rubber molds. The computerized kiosks are installed at pet stores and mass merchandisers for consumers to use to engrave pet identity tags. Industrial Modern utilizes a new-generation polyurethane for the multi-part equipment housing. Supplied by Innovative Polymers, Saint Johns, Michigan, RapidVac VA-259 polyurethane combines the handling, processing and cured performance needed for the challenging application.

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