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Official communication on COVID 19

March 23rd 2020,

To our valued Business Partners,

Following the Connecticut Governor’s orders and the latest recommendations of competent Health Services to contain the spreading of COVID 19, FIMOR NORTH AMERICA will limit its operations but maintain the manufacturing and distribution of parts, many being directly or indirectly related to essential or critical infrastructure sectors.
In...

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What industries are ideal for cast polyurethane parts

The versatility and strength of polyurethane is incredible! It can withstand abrasion, oil, and chemicals, and performs extremely well in difficult environmental conditions. Here are some of the industries that use Polyurethane plastics:

Automotive: Did you know that your car seat cushions are probably made from polyurethane foam? Polyurethane is...

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Great customer service: Not just another supplier in a sea of many!

While computers handle many processes in plastics molding, extrusion, and manufacturing, the relationship a plastics company has with is customers is one of the most important aspects of the job. It is the key to our success at Harkness Industries. We focus on building relationships before we make a sale. When we fully understand your reasons...
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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....
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All about color variances in natural polyurethanes

If you’re considering a natural urethane for your next manufacturing project, here’s what you need to know about possible color variances. The color of natural polyurethane can vary from supplier to supplier, and is impacted by a variety of environmental factors. Typically, they vary between a light tan (almost yellow) to medium-dark amber (almost green). No...
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What you need to know about Profile Extrusion with plastics

Harkness Industries has over 50 years experience in plastics manufacturing. This experience gives us a unique view of the world of urethane plastics and profile plastic extrusions. In the profile extrusion process, plastic in pellet form is fed into the extrusion machine where it is softened by friction and heat. This softened plastic is fed through...
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Why Performance plastics are good for the environment

Performance plastics live up to their name and provide excellent performance, and are also a more environmentally conscious choice to other packaging materials. Much of the energy and environmental savings comes from the fact that they are so lightweight.

What makes performance plastics so great?

  • They can withstand chemicals and corrosion, or are fully biodegradable.
  • They...
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What you need to know about Standard Urethane Products

Cast Urethane is known for its roughness, durability, and quality. Here’s what you need to know about our standard urethane products.
  1. Cast urethane products improve service life. Our MP Series product line, for example, can improve service life 10-20x when compared to conventional rubber or plastics. Urethanes also outlast hardened steel by 5-1!
  2. Stock shapes...
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