Polyurethane Thermoplastic Material at Aline Components Custom Plastic Injection Molding and Manufacturing Company

Aline Components is a preferred plastic injection molding and manufacturing company, that offers customers from a broad scope of market segments with high quality custom parts or components made from the finest polyurethane resins. With the elasticity of rubber and the toughness and durability of metal, polyurethane is suitable for a wide range of custom plastic part or components. Inexpensive to produce, mold, and manufacture, polyurethane has become an extremely attractive solution for a variety of applications.

Use Aline’s custom molded and manufactured polyurethane products in your final product or subsystem to cut downtime, maintenance time, and cost of parts to a fraction of previous figures. Customers based internationally, nationally, and regionally in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland are producing more efficient sub-systems and gaining better business benefit with Aline’s custom molded and manufactured polyurethane plastic products.

What is Polyurethane Thermoplastic Material?

Polyurethane is a polymer that consists of a chain of organic units joined by links of urethane. By varying the nature of urethane groups created by isocyanates with polyols and chain extenders, literally thousands of different combinations of properties can be obtained. Urethane is available in a very broad hardness range from extremely soft to incredibly rigid. At Aline Components, we work directly with reputable resin suppliers to obtain customized polyurethane resins that can be processed to meet your applications specifications and requirements.

Polyurethane Plastic Properties

With remarkable noise abatement properties, hard urethanes are being used as gears in products where sound reduction is desired, while soft urethanes are being used for applications that demand improved sound and vibration dampening. Most types of polyurethane grades offer extremely high flex-life properties, which enable them to outlast, outperform other thermoplastic materials in applications where this is an important requirement. Excellent electrical insulating properties make polyurethane highly useful in many custom molded wire and cable harness assemblies. Polyurethane has exceptional thermal properties and can be intermittently used above 225°F. Additionally, polyurethane maintains its flexibility at low temperatures of -90°F.

Advantages of Polyurethane Products Include:
  • Outstanding resistance to abrasion
  • High load-bearing capacity
  • Superior impact resistance
  • Excellent resistance to oils and solvents
  • Remarkable noise abatement
  • Resistance to tearing and weathering
Benefits of Polyurethane Thermoplastic

When compared to rubber, polyurethane has better abrasion and tear resistance, while offering a higher load bearing capacity. Compared to plastics, polyurethane provides superior impact resistance, as well as wear properties and elastic memory. Polyurethane often replaces metal in various parts or components where weight reduction, noise abatement, and wear improvements are required.

Furthermore, polyurethane is resistant to everything from oils, solvents, fats, greases, and gasoline to oxygen, ozone, sunlight, and general weather conditions. A unique thermoplastic, polyurethane is equipped with properties not commonly found in other materials, and, as a result often replaces them in existing applications at a considerable savings.