Tag Archives: Polyurethane

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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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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Fimor North America Purchases Harkness Industries

We are pleased to announce that on October 31, 2017 Harkness Industries was purchased by Fimor North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Fimor Group. Merging our two companies will bring exciting new alternatives to our customer base. Fimor's excellence in large scale manufacturing of case polyurethane sheets will expand the offerings of the Harkness...
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Homerun for Harkness!

  We wanted to share an interesting, successful project we worked on recently with our client, ProBatter Sports. ProBatter Sports has been designing and supplying state-of-the-art pitching systems since 1999. Mike Suba, VP of Engineering came to Harkness with two goals in mind: 1) Improving the performance of the urethane in ProBatter’s current pitching system and 2)...
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New Gaskets for Old Equipment

Finding parts for old equipment can be difficult or even impossible depending upon the age. So when a machine is still capable of years of performance yet a gasket goes that can't be found the answer is to get a new one custom made to continues the life of the equipment. At Harkness Industries,...
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Prototype? Cast Urethane is Ideal

Injection molding is great for high volumes, but when it comes to small runs, what you really need is a cast urethane process. That's what makes it ideal for prototypes. Cast urethane processes are fast and cost-effective so whether it's the medical equipment industry or robotics, a durable plastic component can be made quickly at a...
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Molding – Understanding the Difference Between Injection and Cast

Your project is unique to your needs and determining which process to use comes down to a few key differences in the production processes between urethane cast molding and injection molding. First, let's consider the similarities: Both processes allow for a multitude of colors, soft or rigid durometeres and the ability to "wrap" or cast around...
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Polyurethane = Ultimate Versatility

One of the properties of polyurethane that makes it so incredibly popular and versatile is the range of hardness it exhibits. Whether hard as rock or eraser soft, this material can be formed and molded into nearly limitless shapes while delivering the right amount of hardness for the application. While rubber can be...
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