St Louis, Missouri - Chemline Inc. has developed a new, full density, polyurethane elastomer for creating durable dunnage parts, according to spokesperson John Henningsen.
Chemthane 8010 dunnage is a moulded polyurethane used for the safe storage and transport of delicate products and materials.
Dunnage was originally a term used for waste or scrap products used to support loads and prop-up tools and machinery. Now it refers to products used extensively in car and truck manufacturing for in-process racks, material-handling racks, storage and transport of metal stampings, moulded body parts, glass panels, interior trim and large power train or suspension components, according to an 18 Jan Chemline statement.
Chemthane 8010 is used in standard RIM (reaction injection moulding) equipment, said Henningsen.
The product offers high Shore A hardness (90-100), 1A:2B mix ratio by volume and a six-minute cure time. Chemthane 8010 can be formulated to meet the specific hardness and abrasion resistance of an individual client's application.
Chemline makes spray-applied, high-performance polyurethanes, polyureas and epoxy polymers for many industrial and construction industries.