Abrasive Resistant Polyurethane

Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd supply and convert a range of polyurethane materials, including Abrasive Resistant Polyurethane.   Abrasive Resistant Polyurethane is available as a solid rubber or as a very high-density sponge known by the trade name  “Dynathane”. 

Solid Abrasive resistant PU can be supplied in roll, sheet and cut component form, whereas Abrasive Resistant Polyurethane Sponge is manufactured in sheet and block form measuring approximately 250mm x 500mm x 65mm thick and 250mm x 1000mm x 65mm thick, which can be supplied in full, or alternatively we can cut them down into products including pads, strips, gaskets or washers in thicknesses starting from 1.5mm.

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    Characteristics of Abrasive Resistant Polyurethane

    Using Abrasive Resistant Polyurethane materials offers a host of properties and characteristics. These will vary between material types and grades, some of the features and benefits include:

    • Colours: black, white, red, tan, off-white
    • Resistances: varying levels of abrasive resistance, oil, UV, Ozone, heat
    • Hardnesses: various levels of hardness depending on material type
    • Temperature: wide operating temperatures with certain types suited to extreme highs & lows

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    Samples - Technical Abrasive Resistant Polyurethane

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    What is Abrasive Resistant Polyurethane?

    Abrasion is the term referring to the ‘wear’ caused on material when it comes into physical contact with another object or surface.  Abrasive-resistant Polyurethanes are high-quality materials used in physically demanding applications and environments, offering extremely high resilience to wear and tear and used to provide a solution to mechanical impact damage, scraping, grinding and corrosion.  

    Abrasion is more likely to occur where movement or motion creates friction-induced wear and tear, here is when an abrasion-resistant product can be used to provide the best form of surface protection.   Solid Polyurethane rubber materials are available in Tan, Red, White (FDA) and Black (Snow Plough) varieties, each suited to different applications.  

    Polyurethane sponge or Dynathane is a microcellular, hard-wearing sponge which feels almost like a solid rubber.  It is lightweight, flexible and offers a high impact strength with excellent resistance to abrasion and tearing recognisable by its off-white colour.

    Why use Abrasion Resistant Polyurethane?

    Abrasion Resistant Polyurethanes are used in applications where the material needs to be able to resist the effects of erosion,  rubbing or scraping which would cause friction and therefore damaging the material. 

    When selecting a material or product which will be exposed to repetitive mechanical wear and tear or impact, an Abrasive Resistant PU material could be the answer.   

    A PU material with abrasion resistance properties will resist wear and erosion caused by mechanical wear, allowing the material to retain its original form for longer, therefore, reducing the risk of component or product failure and saves on the cost of having to replace the material more often.   

    Different Grades

    Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd have a network of material manufacturers and suppliers, giving our customers more choice of materials for polyurethane abrasion resistance. These include:

    • Abrasive Resistant Polyurethane Sponge (Dynathane) hard-wearing lightweight sponge.  It is flexible and has a high impact strength with superb resistance to abrasion and tearing, offers an operating temperature range of -40°C to +80°C, manufactured in densities of 450 up to 650 Kg/m³, recognised by its off-white almost tan colour and found used in applications such as tank linings, anti-vibration mounts, gaskets, buffers and for noise reduction.
    • Red abrasion-resistant rubber is a tough grade of material manufactured from a high-quality natural rubber (NR) specifically designed to provide resistance to abrasion and tear. It is commonly used for sacrificial quarry linings and slurry handling plants, target backing curtains, gaskets, fabricated parts and seals, sleeves, and tank and silo linings.
    • White abrasion-resistant rubber is also manufactured using natural rubber, but a softer compound, which still provides excellent resistance to abrasion and tear. This material is often utilized in product transfer applications such as chute and hopper liner, or converted into gaskets for use within food processing and packaging equipment or machinery.  This material offers good resistance to ketones, organic acids, alcohols and aldehydes, however, isn't recommended for use with animal fats, petroleum, vegetable oils and most hydrocarbons.
    • Shotblast (tan para) rubber is a tan-coloured, extremely robust and durable rubber, which has excellent resistance to abrasion, commonly used for chute lining, shot blast cabinet lining, gaskets or seals.  Also manufactured from natural rubber, this material offers excellent sealing properties, and moderate resistance to some aldehydes, some diluted acids and weak chemicals, but is not recommended for contact with solvents, petroleum and concentrated acids.

    Advantages to using abrasion resistant PU materials

    • Can be used in physically demanding applications and environments.
    • Offers extremely high resilience to wear and tear.
    • Provides surface protection and a solution to mechanical impact damage, scraping, grinding and corrosion.   
    • Cost savings as long lasting material, therefore reduced risk of component or product failure.
    • Can offer a range of other characteristics and properties including ozone, weathering, UV, oil and chemical resistances (these will vary between material grades).
    • Can be used as sheets or cut into gaskets to use within machinery and equipment
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