Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- Polyurethane materials from BaySystems, the PU business of Bayer MaterialScience, are being used to make pultruded profiles for piping systems, conduit supports in electrical applications and in chemical wastewater treatment plants.
Using processing technology developed by Martin Pultrusion group, with cooperation from BMS engineers, the profiles are pultruded using Baydur PUL 2500 two-component PU system for Redmond, Washington-based StrutTech, BMS said 8 April.
The new PU profiles are replacing StutTech's traditional vinyl ester and polyester pultruded profiles.
"What we've seen with the new polyurethane composite resin system will provide us with real market advantages," said David Todd, president of StutTech. "These materials are stronger, and have the same corrosion-resistant properties as vinyl ester, but our pricing will be comparable to that of polyester," he added.
StrutTech struts demonstrate BMS's polyurethane as a "viable alternative to vinyl ester and polyester for pultrusion applications," said Harry George, head of Diversified Industries, New Applications, NAFTA, BMS. (RD)