The uses of polyurethanes in the CASE marketplace offer a broad and growing spectrum of applications and benefits.
Polyurethane coatings are applied to products to improve their appearance and lifespan. On cars, polyurethane coatings give the exterior a high gloss and improved color retention, while offering improved scratch- and corrosion-resistance.
Other types of polyurethane coatings are used in construction, where building floors, steel trusses and concrete supports are spray-coated to make them more durable and less costly to maintain. This coating, for example, makes a suspension bridge easier to clean, helps to keep its support beams from rusting, and improves its appearance even from a great distance.
Coatings used in the aerospace industry protect the external parts of aircraft from extreme temperature differences—from summer heat on the ground to below-freezing at cruising altitudes—and help protect the skin of the plane from rust and pitting.