Dow introduces polyurethane for pultrusion composites

Dow Polyurethanes has introduced its Voraforce TP 1200 series to the North America market.

According to the company, the polyurethanes range is suitable for pultrusion composite fabrication for a number of applications, including building profiles such as pilings and panels, window manufacturing, electrical infrastructure such as utility poles and civil engineering. Voraforce can also be used to create heavy-duty polyurethane pallets for logistics and transportation applications and ladder rails for consumer use.

Dow says that the Voraforce technology enables the same toughness as traditional composite materials but requires less resin to fabricate. The Dow pultrusion system, previously released to the EMEA market, also provides low pull forces during processing and enables higher productivity for fabricators. The material also emits lower amounts of VOC during the pultrusion process and can create thinner composite profiles.

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