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Urethane Flat Sheet Stock

More and more people are turning to urethane as an affordable and high-quality alternative to traditional plastic and rubber. Its strength and customizability makes it ideal for applications in many industries. Universal Urethane’s urethane stock sheets are manufactured right here in Toledo, Ohio. In addition to our standard stock, we can create custom formulations and colors to suit your needs.

Available in different colors, thicknesses, and durometers, urethane sheets have a variety of uses and applications, such as:

  • Prototyping
  • Bumpers
  • Pipe pigs
  • Manufacturing and machining
  • Shock absorbers
  • Mold creation
  • Noise dampening
  • Sealing
  • Weatherproofing

When it comes to choosing urethane, you have plenty of options for hardness, color, thickness, and more. Universal Urethane’s selection and customer service make it easy to find exactly what you need at a discounted price directly from the manufacturer. We supply the following:

  • Standard durometer from 40A to 65D
  • Urethane sheets in red, natural, and black (other colors available on request)
  • Custom flat sheets
  • Standard flat sheets

Urethane has become a common replacement for popular materials like plastic and rubber. Its ability to hold up against abrasions and heavy wear & tear is just one of the things that make urethane useful. Some of the advantages of using urethane:

  • High heat resistance (up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Dampens noise and vibration
  • Cost-effective
  • Lightweight and easy to transport
  • High load-bearing ability

Many industries can benefit from incorporating urethane products into their process due to its strength and impact resistance, as well as its ability to dampen vibrations (such as from large machines or engines). Here are just a few industries which use urethane:

  • Aerospace and aviation
  • Manufacturing
  • Prototyping/engineering
  • Marine
  • Military and defense
  • Foodservice and prep
  • Insulation and weatherproofing
  • Automotive

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.

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).

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

Pricing Details

Call for quantity discount

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 vapor permeability, relatively high moisture vapor 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. Polyurethane is up to five times stronger than rubber. 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:

  • Abrasion resistant
  • Oil and solvent resistant
  • Load bearing capacity
  • Tear resistant
  • Excellent noise abatement properties
  • Flex-Life

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.

  • 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.