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MSE has recently developed a new process that allows additive materials to be blended into a polyurethane matrix. Traditionally the addition of fillers to a polyurethane product has only been possible by sourcing from the urethane supplier in a pre-blended raw material. While useful for some filler materials, it limits the use of a great many more, hence the range of end products possible.

MSE’s innovative process enables them to greatly expand the choice of filler material and thus material property range of polyurethane required for a multitude of potential products. Not only does this allow polyurethane to be considered for new products and applications, it creates opportunities for the redesign of existing products based on a new material and process options.

MSE’s Filled Polyurethane involves the introduction of solids or liquids as discrete particles, including recycled additives, into the polyurethane prior to curing which, upon curing, enhances the material properties. 

Over the past two years, through internally conducted R&D, MSE has developed a process and equipment for extending polyurethane using additive particles through controlling of blending and particle distribution.  

MSE now has the capability of designing a material for a specific application in terms of the following properties:

  • physical or mechanical properties (such as strength, elasticity, durability),
  • chemical stability (its ability to resist degradation when exposed to harsh chemical environments such as acids or solvents),
  • thermal stability (its ability to maintain properties with variation of temperature),
  • specific gravity (important for buoyancy application), and
  • visual appearance (important from a sales perspective for many products)

This achievement provides MSE the opportunity to:

  • expand the existing property range of polyurethane, thereby allowing polyurethane to be a versatile material for an extensive range of new end products and applications,
  • expand the design options for products currently made of alternate materials, based on required properties, that could now be more easily made using extended polyurethane,
  • lower manufacturing cost, by using recycled materials or cheaper “fillers”, thereby allowing manufacture in polyurethane to be more competitive against other materials. This creates new market opportunities or competitive advantage in existing markets.

For more information on MSE’s new capabilities and range of possible polyurethane products, Please contact Terry Askew via our contacts page.

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