Rock Candy Chooses Polyurethane For Climbing Holds

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With more than 7.8 million participants* in the U.S., recreational climbing on artificial indoor walls, in recent years, has surpassed outdoor climbing and become a recognized sport with nationwide and international competitions, publications and even a “lingo” unique to wall climbing enthusiasts. To support enthusiasts’ ever-growing demand for varied climbing experiences, manufacturers are producing walls with larger and more challenging surfaces, routes and holds.

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Alberts Company Chooses Urethane for Waterpark Ride Seats

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Alberts Company Process Produces Polyurethane Seating to Reduce Ride Maintenance Costs

Long time manufacturer of custom-molded parts using advanced processes and techniques, The Alberts Company, Inc., Montoursville, Penn., is now rotocasting polyurethane seats for waterpark rides to reduce maintenance time and costs for amusement and theme-park operators.

The new seats feature a streamlined design that replaces traditional foam-andmetal composition with a strong, seamless polyurethane shell into which a low-cost foam pad is inserted. The next-generation seats, molded from an advanced polyurethane supplied by Innovative Polymers, Inc., Saint Johns, Mich., are waterproof and 40% lighter than old-style seats to reduce wear-and-tear on ride support structures.

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Durable Camera Housing Materials Tough Enough for Underwater Use

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New Housings are Lightweight and Corrosion Resistant with Push-Button Controls

Today’s video cameras are more sophisticated yet smaller and easier to use than ever before. However, successful underwater shooting can be directly related to the quality of the camera housing. Ocean Images and Co. Inc., Cape Coral, Florida, has perfected the process for precision molding economical, watertight housings using high performance polyurethanes to reduce weight, optimize functionality and improve durability.

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Baut Studios Chooses Material for Casino Themed Construction

Artist Turns to Advanced Polyurethanes
to Build “Coal to Diamonds” Sculpture

Casting large blocks of rigid polyurethane to replicate geologically varied coal samples from Pennsylvania mines, world-class artist Gerhard Baut has created a 20-foot tall sculpture as the signature architectural feature at the new Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs casino in Wilkes Barre, Penn. The base of the sculpture transforms from fossilized “soft” coal and peat-like polyurethane layers into bituminous and, ultimately, hard anthracite-like forms. The coal-like structure then transitions into 550 sparkling diamond-like clear polyurethane shapes suspended on cables that stretch to the casino lobby ceiling.

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Vehicle Components Created With Liquid Urethane Plastic

Vehicle Components Tough Enough for Grand Canyon Tours
Built with Advanced Crosslinked Polyurethane

All-terrain vehicles used by Pink Jeep Tours Sedona to provide customers with a unique Grand Canyon Experience are specially designed and custom-built to combine off-road performance with passenger comfort. The hot pink-colored Tour Trekkers that hold 10 passengers have large vista windows for enhanced scenic views. Four-wheel drive vehicles are constructed on a heavy-duty, commercial-grade frame and feature durable grilles, fender flairs and bumper covers molded from a new generation polyurethane formulated using advanced crosslinked technologies from Innovative Polymers, Inc., Saint Johns, Mich. The TP-4004 system was selected by Prefix Corporation, which built the Trekker passenger compartments, because the TPO-like polyurethane is ultra-tough and capable of withstanding travel on rugged trails as well as the temperature extremes that characterize the Canyon. It is also easy to process even on large vehicle parts.

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