Urethane Round Rod Stock
Universal Urethane is the leading provider of urethane rod stock. We supply urethane rods in a variety of durometers, sizes, and colors suitable for any application. Our American-made urethane stock is of the highest quality and discounted in price because we are the manufacturer.
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. Industries that use urethane rods include:
Advantages of Urethane:
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.
More uses for urethane include:
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.
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.
Call for quantity discount
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.
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.
Polyurethane Round Rod Stock
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.
Advantages of Polyurethane Rod
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.
Advantages of 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. The following are other advantages polyurethane has to offer:
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.