Properties of Polyurethane Adhesives & Their Uses

In one of our previous blog posts, Top 4 Most Common Uses of Polyurethane, we discuss what Polyurethane is and its most common uses. Being an extremely versatile bonding agent, Polyurethane can be easily customised to suit it’s required purpose.

In this short article, we delve into greater detail about Polyurethane Adhesives, and why it is reigned as being one of the best and most commonly used forms of Polyurethane.

Polyurethane Adhesives serve as an extremely strong bonding agent and come in a variety of forms. Adhesives made from urethane adducts are dissolved in suitable solvents to produce polyurethane adhesives or can also work perfectly as surface coating systems. These adhesives are comprehensive and adaptable and have the ability to bond to numerous natural and synthetic surfaces.

The advantages of using urethane adducts as a coating include flexibility, breathability, toughness and abrasion resistance. The benefits of having these qualities ensure that the coatings produced are durable and can be easily customised to adapt to various applications.

Polyurethane Adhesives can be adapted to suit the requirements of any particular industry. Extremely versatile, Polyurethane based adhesives can set as a solid and remain relatively inflexible, or can set rubbery and remain quite flexible. Depending on the intended application for the adhesive, they are able to work on almost all materials. These include metals, concrete, plastics, wood, leather, rubbers, tile, glass and more. Often, you’ll find Polyurethane Adhesives used in the car industry where it’s used for vehicle interiors, or even footwear and fabrics.

Polyurethane Adhesives are perfect for manufacturing and construction processes as even before the adhesive fully dries, it is strong enough to adhere to the surfaces without needing any securing instruments. For these particular industries, this makes for a cheaper and more efficient way of processing.