Polyurethane Round Rod Stock

Urethane Round Rod Stock

Polyurethane is preferred over rubber and other traditional materials. It is more resistant to abrasions and holds up better under pressure. Urethane can also be formulated in different ways, adjusting the durometer for various uses and incorporating UV protection (available upon request for quote) and heat resistance.

Urethane rods are a versatile product well suited for machining into custom items for various applications. We offer custom formulated compounds,custom sizes and lengths. Standard colors are red, natural, and black with other colors available upon request.

Urethane Stock’s rods are made of tough, crack-resistant, and abrasion-resistant polyurethane, which lasts significantly longer than conventional rubbers and plastics. We provide custom sizes, lengths, hardness, and colors with little or no tooling costs. By producing our products in custom sizes.

Industries that use urethane

Polyurethane is preferred over rubber and other traditional materials. It is more resistant to abrasions and holds up better under pressure. Urethane can also be formulated in different ways, adjusting the durometer for various uses and incorporating UV protection (available upon request for quote) and heat resistance.

Aerospace and Aviation

Metal Fabrication


Prototyping and Engineering


Military and defense

Foodservice and prep

Insulation and weatherproofing


Advantages of Using Urethane

  • Scratch and abrasion resistant
  • Excellent insulation
  • Custom shaping
  • Mold and algae resistant
  • High load-bearing capacity
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      The durometer range from Shore A to Shore D can be selected for your application. Softer applications such as tires or erasers fall under Shore A and have lower durometers and higher rebound, whereas applications like bowling balls and cart tires have higher durometers and fall under Shore D. No matter the durometer, polyurethane can hold up against the elements and against wear and tear.

      Shore Hardness Scale Durometer

      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.


      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.


      While natural is our primary standard color, black, red and orange are also available, other colors are available upon request but will have an up charge (green, blue and yellow).


      We maintain a large inventory of common lengths, widths and colors and can manufacture custom molded rods in the size, compound, and color that you request typically being produced shipped in 2-3 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

      Our standard compound range from 40 Shore “A” to 90 Shore “A” standard stock size, 65 Shore “D” durometer available upon request but will come with an up charge.

      Pricing Details

      Call for quantity discount.

      More uses for urethane include:

      • Insulation
      • Noise reduction
      • Brake pads
      • CNC
      • Gaskets
      • Pressurized door seals
      • Wheels
      • Suspension bushings
      • Wire straightening

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      Why Use 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.

      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
      • 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.

      Benefits of Polyurethane

      Advantages of Polyurethane Rods

      Polyurethane Rod is often used as a replacement for rubber components and provides an obvious upgrade over the traditional material. Polyurethane 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 Rod is also much more resistant to cutting with sharp edges as well as much more impact resistant.

      Urethane rod stock can be used as an inexpensive substitute for prototypes. This material can be easily and inexpensively machined to make small amount of bushings, washers, spacers, and bumpers. This avoids having to invest in a costly mold for small volume items.

        Superior Grade Polyurethane Round Rod Stock: Precision & Durability Combined

        Elevate Your Industrial Performance with Our Premium Polyurethane Round Rod Stock. Designed to conquer the toughest industrial environments, these rods boast unparalleled abrasion resistance, superior tear strength, and an impressive resilience to chemicals, including solvents and oils. Our urethane rods are durable and engineered to thrive in extreme conditions, withstanding temperatures up to 225 degrees Fahrenheit – perfect for areas where mechanical shock absorption is crucial.

        Our Polyurethane Round Rod Stock represents a perfect fusion of precision and durability, taking your industrial application to the next level. Crafted from superior-grade polyurethane, these rods provide unparalleled resistance to wear and tear, ensuring longevity in demanding applications. The high-quality polyurethane also delivers excellent load-bearing capacity and impact resistance, making these rods a reliable choice for several industrial applications.

        What sets our polyurethane round rod stock apart is its customizable hardness. Tailored to meet your industrial needs, our rods range from a soft 40A to a hard 65D on the Shore hardness scale. This versatility makes them ideal for many applications, from bushings and pipe linings to conveyor components and vibration isolators. Our rods are the go-to choice for various industries, including food processing, metal forming, automotive, and marine.

        At Urethane Stock, we offer an extensive selection of sizes and diameters to meet your specifications. Our rods are available in lengths up to 12 feet, with various stock thicknesses ranging from 1/4 inch to 6 inches. Thanks to our state-of-the-art CNC lathes, we can produce custom sizes and shapes, ensuring a perfect fit for your application. Investing in our premium polyurethane round rod stock means investing in longevity and performance, ultimately saving you time and money on costly replacements.

        Typical Industrial Uses for Polyurethane Rod & Bar Stock

        • Bumpers and Stops: Polyurethane rods and bars are frequently used as bumpers and stops in machinery. Their high abrasion resistance and impact-absorbing qualities make them ideal for protecting equipment from wear and tear, prolonging the lifespan of the machinery.
        • Bushings and Bearings: Polyurethane rods are often machined into bushings and bearings due to their excellent wear resistance and ability to withstand high-stress levels without deforming. These components are essential in reducing friction and wear in moving parts of machinery.
        • Pipe Drifts and Pipe Pigs: Polyurethane rods are shaped into pipe drifts and pigs in the oil and gas industry. These tools are crucial for pipeline maintenance, cleaning, and inspection, benefiting from polyurethane’s resistance to oil and chemicals.
        • Elbow Linings and Chute Liners: The material’s high abrasion resistance makes it suitable for lining machinery parts with high wear and tear, such as elbow linings and chute liners. This application is particularly common in the mining and materials handling sectors.
        • Vibration Isolators and Dampeners: Polyurethane’s ability to absorb shock and vibration is leveraged in creating vibration isolators and dampeners. These are used in various machinery and equipment to reduce noise and prolong equipment life.
        • Roller and Covers: Polyurethane rods are frequently machined into rollers and covers for various applications, such as conveyor belts, printing presses, and woodworking machinery. The material’s high load-bearing capacity and abrasion resistance make it an ideal choice for these components.
        • Machinery Mounts:  The versatile properties of polyurethane make it suitable for creating machinery mounts, providing critical support and shock absorption. These are commonly used in heavy industrial equipment.

        Advantages of Urethane Round Rod Stock:

        Polyurethane rod and bar stock are essential materials in various industrial applications, offering a unique combination of properties that make them highly advantageous:

        • Durability and Abrasion Resistance: Polyurethane is exceptionally resistant to wear and tear, outperforming conventional materials like rubber and plastic. This durability makes it ideal for components in high-abrasion environments, leading to longer service life and reduced maintenance costs.
        • Customizable Hardness and Sizes: The versatility of polyurethane allows for customization in hardness and size, catering to specific application needs. Polyurethane can be tailored to meet diverse industrial demands for flexibility or rigidity.
        • Chemical and Environmental Resistance: With its robust resistance to chemicals, oils, and varying temperatures, polyurethane remains stable and functional in harsh industrial settings. This resistance extends to environmental factors, ensuring reliability across various conditions.
        • Impact and Noise Dampening: Polyurethane’s high impact resistance ensures it can withstand heavy loads and sudden impacts, making it suitable for high-stress applications. Additionally, its sound-dampening properties are beneficial in reducing operational noise in machinery.
        • Cost-effectiveness and Eco-Friendliness: Polyurethane is a cost-effective solution despite its superior qualities. Its long lifespan means fewer replacements, translating to cost savings. Moreover, its evolving eco-friendly manufacturing process adds to its appeal as a sustainable material choice.

          Contact Our Expert Team Today

          Are you ready to enhance your industrial operations with our high-quality polyurethane bar and rod products? At Urethane Stock, we’re here to help guide you to the perfect solution tailored to your needs. Our experienced professionals are eager to discuss your requirements, provide expert advice, and assist you in selecting the ideal product from our extensive range.

          Our team is skilled in polyurethane applications and knowledgeable about other materials, including polypropylene mold rubber and polypropylene sheets. Whether your project requires the unique properties of polyurethane or the specific advantages of polypropylene, we are here to provide comprehensive guidance and support.

          For personalized assistance, detailed product information, or to request a custom quote, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can reach us by emailing us or calling us at 419-693-3466. Let’s work together to find the perfect solution for your industrial needs.

          Urethane Rods Tailored to Precision

          Flexibility Meets Durability: Crafting the Perfect Urethane Rod for Every Need

          Discover the unparalleled durability and flexibility of Universal Urethane's high-performance urethane rods. Designed to meet the rigorous demands of various industries, our urethane round rods are synonymous with quality and reliability.

          Urethane rods are used across various industries and by numerous companies, including those in aerospace, marine, aviation, manufacturing, military, food service and preparation, and by hobbyists. These industries value the durability, versatility, and resistance to abrasion and impact that urethane offers, making it ideal for a wide range of applications.

          Diverse Applications of Urethane Rods

          Versatile Solutions for Dynamic Needs

          Our cast polyurethane rods excel in a variety of applications, offering:

          • Impact and Abrasion-Resistant: Ideal as bumpers and spacers, absorbing shocks and impacts efficiently.
          • Reinforcement: Perfect for strengthening thin metal cores, enhancing their durability.
          • Prototyping: Cost-effective for crafting resilient prototypes for testing and development.
          • Vibration Isolation: Excellent for suspension mounts, reducing vibrations and noise.
          • Acoustic Improvement: Effective as sound dampeners, minimizing noise levels.

          Urethane rods boast a range of specifications and metrics that highlight their versatility and suitability for various applications. These rods are crafted from thermoset polymers, known for retaining flexibility, shape, and resilience even under tension, compression, or stress. This material choice makes urethane rods highly adaptable, as they can be molded into any shape, size, or hardness, offering better aging, tear, and abrasion resistance compared to other materials. They are characterized by a higher load capacity without deformation and provide superior impact resistance, elastic memory, and wear properties compared to other plastics.

          The durometer hardness of polyurethane rods can range from 20 Shore A to 90 Shore A, and even up to 70 Shore D for specific applications, indicating the material's hardness and flexibility spectrum. This allows for the customization of rods to meet the exact needs of different industries, including food service, manufacturing, military, marine, aviation, and aerospace. Custom urethane rods can also be tailored in terms of size, shape, length, color, diameter, and hardness to create high-performance products for heavy-duty applications.

          Precision in manufacturing is evident in the tolerances for polyurethane rod stock, with specific allowances for diameters and lengths ensuring that each rod meets stringent application requirements. For instance, rod tolerances can range from +0.063 / -0.010 inches for diameters of 3/8" to 2", and +0.125 / -0.010 inches for diameters of 2" to 6", showcasing the attention to detail in their production.

          Furthermore, urethane rods can be formulated to include additional properties such as FDA approval for dry food contact, static dissipative materials, and custom colors, enhancing their applicability across a broader range of uses. Standard sizes and custom options are available, providing solutions for various ODs and lengths to suit specific project needs.

          These specifications underscore the adaptability and high-performance nature of urethane rods, making them a preferred choice for applications requiring durability, resilience, and customization.

          Advanced Manufacturing for Lasting Durability

          Innovation at the Core: The Science Behind Our Urethane Rods

          • Bumpers and Spacers: Essential for absorbing impact and providing cushioning in machinery and equipment.
          • Strengtheners for Thin Metal Cores: Enhancing the durability and lifespan of metal components with a robust urethane layer.
          • Cost-Effective Prototypes: Ideal for creating affordable and resilient prototypes for testing and development.
          • Suspension Mounts: Providing superior vibration isolation and noise reduction in automotive and industrial applications.
          • Sound Dampeners: Minimizing noise and enhancing the acoustic properties of various environments.

          Sustainable Practices, Superior Products

          100% Made in the USA: Commitment to Quality

          Our commitment to sustainability is matched by our dedication to quality, with all our urethane products proudly made in the USA. This commitment ensures eco-friendly manufacturing practices without compromising on the superior quality of our urethane rods.

          Why Polyurethane?

          Cost-Effective & Versatile:Polyurethane's versatility and cost-effectiveness make it an ideal choice for various applications, capable of being molded into nearly any shape, hardness, and color. Its durability extends product life up to 5 times longer than traditional materials, reducing downtime and replacement costs.

          Tolerances for Urethane Rod Stock: Our commitment to precision is evident in our tight tolerances, Length: +1/2-0O.D.: +/-2% or +/-.015″ whichever is greater ensuring consistency and reliability in every product.

          Customize Your Build: Diverse Sizes and Shades for Every Project

          Universal Urethane offers a wide range of polyurethane rods in various sizes, from 1/2" to 8" in diameter, and in lengths of 12", 24", 36", and 48". These rods are available in vibrant colors including yellow, red, black, natural, and orange, catering to diverse application needs. The standard durometers offered are Shore 40A to 90A, with a special 65D option also available, ensuring versatility for different industrial requirements.

          Buy Online or Contact Us For A Custom Request

          Don't compromise on quality; choose our urethane rods for superior performance and longevity. Ready to revolutionize your applications? Shop online now for standard sizes or contact us for a tailored solution. Your perfect urethane rod is just a click or call away. Make the smart choice—invest in durability, invest in our urethane rods.