4 Questions to ask your polyurethane manufacturer

Are you looking for a cast polyurethane manufacturer? As you talk to prospective manufacturers, here are a few questions to ask to make sure you pick the right one:

  1. What equipment do you use? This is a great question! Depending on what you need made, certain machines are better suited for your project than others. Tell prospective manufacturers the details of your project (and send them specs too) and they can advise if they have the right equipment for your job.

    At Harkness, we’re constantly upgrading our equipment, technology, processes, and facility to provide top-of-the line capabilities for virtually any urethane manufacturing project.

  2. What’s your average turn-around time? Depending on the shops equipment, staff levels, experience, and the specs of your specific project you may get a wide range of turn-around times. When possible, provide extra lead time for best results.

    At Harkness, we’re big supporters of our most valuable asset: our customers. We strive to do everything in our power to meet or exceed client expectations.

  3. What products and colors do you carry? If colour is important in your project, make sure they carry the colors you need. Learn more about natural polyurethane color variances.

    At Harkness, we carry natural polyurethane plastics, which by nature, have minor color variances so color can not be guaranteed. If color consistency is critical for your application, consider our black polyurethanes.

  4. What are your qualifications and experience? When possible, work with a manufacturer who is knowledgeable and knows their stuff. The investment in urethane parts can be significant, so make sure you’re comfortable with who you choose and feel confident they have the experience and technical skills to complete your project.

    At Harkness, we’ve been experts in the plastics field for over 50 years! We’re even planning for the future and recently bought a state-of-the-art mixing machine that can produce six different components at the same time. We’re also proud IAPD and IAPD Green Scene members.

Harkness Industries has earned the reputation as one of the industry’s most customer-responsible suppliers. We’d love to opportunity to talk to you about your next project to see if we’re a fit for you. Contact our team to get started.

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