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Polyurethane Roller Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of polyurethane roller manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top polyurethane roller manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find polyurethane roller companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture polyurethane rollers to your companies specifications. Then contact the polyurethane roller companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of polyurethane conveyor rollers, polyurethane drive rollers, self adhesive roll stock, or customized polyurethane rollers of every type, this is the resource for you.

Leading Companies:

  • Odenton, MD 800-394-7883

    American Urethane is the premier supplier of urethane rollers for industries around the world. We offer rapid quote responses and fast turnaround times. Our rubber rolls are designed to withstand the toughest rigors, like temperature changes, abrasives, and solvents. We are committed to providing our customers with the very best designs in the industry. Contact us today for more info!

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  • Cuyahoga Falls, OH 330-923-3256

    We take care of all your custom roller needs. Harwood specializes in replacing, repairing, and fabricating new rollers. Roll size up to 48 in. diameter, 20 ft. length and 6,000 lbs and custom options. No minimums or set up charges! We pride ourselves on being able to manufacture the most reliable and cost effective solutions.

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  • Carson City, NV 800-733-2648

    REDCO Rubber Engineering & Development is made up of a dedicated team of designers and engineers. We have nearly 70 years of experience serving industries including paper handling and computers. Our rollers are made in-house, and customization is available upon request. Contact REDCO today!

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Polyurethane Rollers

Polyurethane rollers are cylindrical elastomeric polymers that are used to facilitate the movement of objects in all kinds of processing equipment. They are used in all kinds of applications in many contexts.

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Material of Polyurethane Rollers

Polyurethane rollers are often (though erroneously) referred to as urethane rollers. Urethane is a synonym for ethyl carbamate, which is not actually an ingredient of polyurethane. In other words, polyurethane and urethane are two completely different materials. However, in conversations about elastomeric materials, both words are frequently used in reference to the same material. That material, polyurethane, is characterized by its strength and its elasticity, which contribute to its durability and shock resistance when applied as a roller.

Polyurethane Manufacturing Process

Polyurethane’s durability and shock resistance are some of its most attractive qualities. Those qualities, combined with the material’s easy formability and low cost, make it among the most popular roller compositions. Polyurethane, because it is an elastomer, can be thermoformed into almost any conceivable shape. This process usually involves compression or injection molding, though polyurethane can also be extruded. Polyurethane molding involves heating raw polyurethane above its melting point in order to make it more formable. The heated polyurethane is then loaded into an open mold (in the case of compression molding) or into a closed mold through injection (as is the case in injection molding). Once the polyurethane takes the shape of the mold, it is cooled and hardened either by air drying or by water jets. When the cooling process is complete, the material emerges from the mold as a new polyurethane roller. Extrusion is similar to molding in some ways, but it is used to create products instead of discrete batches continuously. During the polyurethane roller extrusion process, the material is heated and forced through an extrusion die that is designed in the shape that the finished roller will take. Both processes are very effective and efficient and can produce high-quality rollers.

Polyurethane Roller Applications

Rollers are important parts of various industrial, commercial, and consumer utilities. They are essential components for conveyors, printers, laminators, many kinds of food processing equipment, medical devices, and a wide variety of other equipment. Polyurethane is an economical alternative to natural rubber or silicone. Polyurethane has high-friction characteristics and is used in applications in which resistance to extreme temperatures, abrasion, and wear is necessary. In addition to its lower original cost, polyurethane rollers often outperform the metals, plastics, and natural rubbers that they replace.



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ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES

Polyurethane Sprockets Replace Plastic in High Speed Assembly Line

American Urethane has just completed a production run of 320 polyurethane star wheels for one of the largest olive oil manufacturers in the world. Polyurethane star wheels developed by American Urethane solved a major production problem for the olive oil manufacturer.  In the high speed production line bottles are conveyed in a synchronous movement assembly line for filling. The high speed indexing creates dynamic loads and contact that damages bottles leading to broken glass and olive oil spillage. Production must be stopped for clearing damaged bottles and spilled product; a... Read More About This