Solid Polyurethane

Solid Polyurethane

Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd price themselves in the ability to a broad spectrum of materials including many foams, sponges, plastics and rubbers. 

Polyurethane materials are just one group, available from ASG in foam and solid versions.  Solid Polyurethane is part of the synthetic polymer family and is a popular rubber found used in a range of industries, it’s a high performance rubber, abrasion resistant and extremely durable.

 Standard industrial grade Polyurethane rubber is usually available from stock in 60° shore and 80° shore hardnesses and in translucent and black colour options, other hardnesses available to order range from 5 shore to 95 shore, and in thicknesses up to 100mm (depending on sheet size). 

However, as sheets and bespoke components made using Polyurethane can be extruded, moulded and cast, they can be made in a choice of colours to order.  Solid Polyurethane can be supplied in continuous rolls of material, cut sheets, cut components such as strips, washers, gasket, extruded rods or tube and moulded into complex bespoke profiles to create casings, gears and fittings. 

Material Enquiry

For information on Solid Polyurethane please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.

    Key Characteristics of Solid Polyurethane

    • Colour: Black and Translucent as standard (other colours can be made to order
    • Density: 60° shore and 80° shore (as standard) can me manufactured in 5° shore and 95° shore
    • Resistances:  grease, chemicals, solvents, ageing, tearing  and abrasion
    • Temperature Range: -30°C to +80°C 
    • Thickness: 1.5mm – 100mm Thick 
    • Manufacturing: Roll, Sheet, Rod, Tube, Pressed parts, Fabrications and mouldings

    Full technical data can be supplied upon request,
    or downloaded from our online portal.

    What is Solid Polyurethane?

    Solid Polyurethane is an extremely durable synthetic rubber material offering strength and abrasion resistance. 

    Solid Polyurethane can be manufactured in roll or sheet form which can be taken in full, or alternatively converted using one of our many saws, presses and CNC machines to products components such as strips, pads, washers and gaskets. 

    Alternatively for products which can’t be cut from sheet or when a specific colour is requested, bespoke mouldings and extrusion are also available to order.

    Why use Solid Polyurethane?

    Along with the strength and durability offered by Solid Polyurethane, other properties include  good ageing, chemical, oil, grease  and solvent resistance.   Solid Polyurethane in comparison to other rubber materials, has a higher tear resistance, better high load bearing capabilities, energy absorption - sound and vibration and does not discolour as easily. 

    Solid Polyurethane offers a working temperature range of -30°C to +80°C, is available in thicknesses up to 100mm.  Solid Polyurethane can be made in a wide range of hardnesses from 5 to 95 shore, colours and shapes, often used to manufacture scrapers, gaskets,  tyres, seals, hoses and belts, it is also often used in the production of many consumer and industrial products such insulation, automotive seats, kitchen appliances, mattresses, rollers, to name but a few.  

    Alternative Grades of Solid Rubber

    Advanced Seals & Gaskets work with a wide network of material manufacturers and suppliers, giving our customers more choice when looking for solid rubber, our most popular grades include:

    • Neoprene (CR) is one of our most popular solid rubber materials, with various thicknesses  held in stock.  Neoprene is suitable for use where there is exposure to grease, oil, acids, ozone and even sea water.
    • EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) another very popular solid rubber is great for use in outdoor applications.  This material is resistant to water, UV, ozone, weather, abrasion, alkalines, ketones and diluted acids.
    • Nitrile (NBR) rubber is a popular solid material for use within the automotive industry where there is contact with petroleum, oil and grease.
    • SBR (Styrene-butadiene rubber) is a cost effective, commercial grade, general purpose rubber with good abrasion resistance, tensile strength and low compression set. (not sure use with petrol and chemicals).
    • Silicone (SI) is an excellent electrical insulation material which can operate at high and low temperatures.   Silicone rubber performs well when exposed to UV, weathering, ozone and moisture, and is available in a range of colours.
    • Viton rubber materials are manufactured for more demanding applications where there are harsh chemicals and high temperatures present.  Viton rubber offers resistance to fluids, oils, acids and petroleum based liquids.

    For samples, datasheets  or to discuss your sheet needs further, please give a member of our sales team a call.

    Benefits of Using Solid Polyurethane

    The type of solid rubber sheet used will depend on the industry, environment and application it is going to be used in and what it will be exposed to.  Depending on material used, some of the benefits offered by solid polyurethane  rubber include:

    • Popular for automotive, electrical, industrial, medical, marine and construction
    • Operating Temperature Range: -30°C to +80°C
    • Variety of grades, colours, hardnesses available
    • Energy (vibration/sound) absorption
    • Resistance to oils, grease, chemicals, solvents, ageing, tearing  and abrasion
    • Lightweight and flexible


    Advantages of using Solid Polyurethane

    Solid Polyurethane offers users a number of advantages when components they use are made from this choice of material. 

    The ability of polyurethane to be able to withstand a wide range of extreme temperatures, abrasion, moisture to name but a few.  It is also lightweight and shock absorbing, durable and flexible, maintaining its physical integrity under extreme heat and load bearing.  Solid PU has excellent oil-resistant qualities that are useful for exposure to oils or other lubricants. 

    The high temperature resistance makes Solid Polyurethane popular for use along  production lines where there is extreme heat such as ovens and furnaces.  All of the above features also makes this material widely utilised within the automotive industry used as hoses, bearing pads, engine mounts, seals and gaskets.  Polyurethane can be utilised in a range of applications as it can be manufactured and converted in many ways. 

    Polyurethane can be taken in roll or sheet form, these rolls and sheets can also be converted onsite here at Advanced Seals & Gaskets into a wide range of bespoke made to order products including gaskets, washers and fabrications.  For parts which can not be produced using sheets or are 3 dimensional or have a hollow centre, polyurethane can also be extruded and moulded in order to produce such parts. 

    Polyurethane rubber is generally knows to last longer than rubber, especially in applications where it’s constantly stretched or otherwise exposed to stress, PU components are manufactured using a non-corrosive compound, available in in a choice of hardnesses and colours and due to the manufacturing 

    Have a Question about Solid Polyurethane?

    Please contact us using the form below or by calling us on +44(0)1384 252555.