Polyurethane is a unique material that offers the elasticity of rubber combined with the toughness and durability of metal. Because urethane is available in a very broad range (sponge soft to iron hard), it allows the engineer to replace rubber, plastic and metal with the ultimate in abrasion resistance and physical properties.
Prothane Inc., based out of Milton, Ontario, offers custom polyurethane products including plain sheets, rods, rolls and tubes and they just recently starting selling urethane kits across Canada.
Sean McTear is the President of Prothane Inc. and is very proud of their products.
“We make what you want—from a computer design to our in-house Rapid Prototype machine to making the mould to making the completed urethane part,” he says. Some of the outstanding physical properties of castable polyurethane are:
• Excellent abrasion resistance;
• Excellent tear strength;
• Excellent machining properties;
• Good electrical properties;
• Heat and cold resistant;
• High load-bearing capacity;
• Longer wear life;
• Oil and solvent resistant;
• Self-lubricating properties; and
• Wide range of coefficient of friction.
Prothane Inc. has specialized in the custom manufacture of polyurethane products since 1965. They operate out of a 12,000 square foot facility using state-of-the-art equipment and employ 11 specialists in urethane manufacturing, mould making, machining and customer service. Our broad range of castable polyurethane formulas have been developed in response to the specialized needs of customers in such diversified fields as automotive plants, manufacturing, mining, pipeline and water and waste treatment. We also serve their local community, distributing products to small “mom and pop” stores. Prothane Inc. can assist you in every phase of the development of superior polyurethane parts. Wherever metal, rubber or other materials are stressed by their environments, a custom urethane part will reduce your maintenance costs. In Prothane Inc. some cases, Prothane 129 Polyurethane will outwear metal parts by a ratio of as much as 10 to one. Given the original part, and a description of its application, Prothane Inc. can provide custom moulding and individualized quality control. With a diverse product portfolio and the ability to provide custom manufacturing of polyurethane products, We will continue to expand to meet people’s needs from coast to coast.