Benefits of Polyurethane Coatings

Polyurethanes are a very tough and very durable elastomeric material. There are many forms of polyurethane that are used in applications across numerous industries. The outstanding properties are many and include protecting a substrate to increase the lifespan and giving a substrate a high gloss finish. Polyurethane coatings can be used to coat most substrates including; plastic, wood, concrete, steel and other metals. 

One of the most common uses for polyurethane coatings is within the building and construction industry. Not only can polyurethanes be used as a coating, but they have the versatility to be used as a sealant to prevent the ingress of water. Expanding and shrinking to maintain a watertight seal. Within the automotive industry, polyurethane coatings provide exterior high gloss and improved colour retention, while offering resistance against scratches and corrosion. Other industries such as textiles and industrial coatings also find polyurethane coatings to be highly beneficial.

There are many uses for polyurethane coatings due to the various benefits and advantages the substance offers. Here are a few things our high quality polyurethane raw materials offer the coatings formulator:

  • Chemical Resistance
  • Outstanding wear and toughness
  • High gloss
  • 100% resin solids
  • Minimum 500kg order quantities
  • Samples for evaluation
  • Meets automotive standards 

Townsend Chemicals offers polyester polyols, the backbone of polyurethane coatings, under the brand name RE-POL. The coatings based on RE-POL are tough, flexible and chemically resistant. Contact us to enquire today about our polyurethane raw materials.