Derbyshire, UK - Custom Moulded Polyurethanes Ltd, together with Highlight Parking Ltd, have produced a mould and prototype of a protective housing for an outdoor, floor-based, car park electronic sensor at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5 using Dow Hyperlast polyurethane elastomer, a recent Dow statement said.
The protective housing features Dow materials, including a soft and malleable polyurethane outer assembly that allows compression from passing vehicles and returns to its original shape. It also has a two-part rigid and tough polyurethane inside section, which does not compress, that helps to protect the sensor, the statement said.
The first order for 300 sensor units was installed on the top deck of the Terminal 5 car park and bonded to the polyurethane roof substrate, Dow added.
Hyperlast is a durable elastomer with "excellent wear and tear properties" and can be applied by cast or spray for manufacturing, engineering, electrical, mould-making and other applications, Dow said.
Custom Moulded Polyurethanes, based in Lydney, UK, is a specialist manufacturer of polyurethane products. (RD)