The chemistry of making things work in the winter.
Winter brings with it many challenges including decreases in temperature and lingering moisture. Winter storms mean increased winds. Materials with direct exposure to the cold, wet and windy conditions need to be able to perform. For many applications—from transport to construction to industrial and consumer applications—failure is not an option.
Materials need to be more durable, faster curing, more stable in water and resistant to temperature changes. Luckily, plastics and polyurethanes are versatile and can be made into many textures and shapes. The flexibility of polymer chemistry makes it so.
And while you may be familiar with polyurethane foams helping to create warmer spaces in the winter, polyurethanes and plastics do much, much more to keep things going during winter weather.
They keep cars going by resisting rust and combating mechanical stress.
They keep ships dryer and corrosion free.
They keep pipes from cracking by resisting temperature and pressure changes.
They keep fences and decks standing by resisting rot and temperature changes.
They keep infrastructure strong and maintained by resisting winter storm surges and curing faster in lower temperatures more sustainably.
Winter used to be the end to building, traveling and, in some cases, producing. With high-performance materials, that just isn’t the case anymore.