All About Choices
Whether you're a manufacturer of sippy cups or semi-trucks, cast urethane offers your product development team
an array of choices. Fire retardant, flexible, rigid or
water-clear resins, our experienced
project managers are available to discuss your application
requirements and offer unsurpassed customer service.
Shore A Elastomers
Low durometer resins (Shore 10-90A) provide flexible, high
elongation parts when prototyping natural and thermoplastic
rubbers. There are a number of different resin types both
polyester and polyether for moisture or solvent resistance
and aliphatic base resins for UV stability and color fastness.
Many of these resins have excellent abrasion resistance
and demonstrate superior performance characteristics in
suitable production applications.
Shore D Elastomers
These impact resistant, semi rigid resins (Shore 40-70D)
are well suited for production or prototype applications
such as base pads, bumpers, rollers, suction cups or diaphragms
and are successfully used to simulate living hinges with
a moderate flex life. These materials have impact and wear
resistant properties that in many cases cannot be matched
in thermoplastic materials.
Rigid Shore D
High Durometer resins (Shore 70-85D) are typically used for rigid parts and in some cases closely match familiar thermoplastic resins such as ABS, styrene, polypropylene, acrylic, and nylon. Some of these materials are often suitable for production as well as prototyping. Meter mix dispense equipment used at Moeller allows for parts as small as one gram to over twelve pound parts. Talk to your project manager about the environment your parts will be subject to and they'll help you specify a material that's right for you.
For products and parts requiring tough, tintable and pigmentable
materials. These aliphatic resins are the only class of
urethane materials that allow non-fading integral color
and UV stability. Available in both Shore A and Shore D
durometers, they are suitable for everything from light
pipes and lenses to tinted seals and production color matched
Heat Resistant and Fire Retardant
Moeller Design has a number of high heat deflection materials
that match typical thermoplastic properties for these values.
Production applications also requiring UL 94 V0 flammability
ratings can be accommodated through the use of certified
Underwriters Laboratories registered materials. Secondary
operation painting will be required with these materials
in cosmetic applications.