Facts worth knowing
Polyurethanes (PU) are a highly versatile group of plastics that we find wherever we look today. Depending on its formula, PU can be flexible or rigid, hard or soft, which means that it can be used for instance for effective thermal and cold insulation, car bumpers, furniture upholstery, car seats or mattresses, and of course in construction foam cans.
The history of polyurethane
What initially sounded like a crazy idea quickly took hold. The chemist Otto Bayer developed the first polyurethane in 1937 and registered it for patent.
Polyurethane in day-to-day life
Polyurethane is everywhere we look. Be it as a high-performance insulation material for energy-efficient buildings, as comfortable upholstery for your favourite chair, steering wheels in cars or art: Polyurethane is everywhere.
PU foam and health
PU foam is a technical-chemical product that offers a number of benefits. It stands out thanks to its good insulating properties and easy handling.