Applications and uses of polyurethanes

Polyurethanes are found just about everywhere in modern life; the chair you are sitting on, the bed you sleep in, the house you live in, the car you drive – all these, plus innumerable other items you use every day, probably contain polyurethanes.

This section explores some of the more common applications of polyurethanes and provides an insight into their use. It shows how versatile they are and also how they help to protect the environment by conserving energy.

Common polyurethane applications include: