CRANSTON, R.I.—Mearthane Products Corp. has launched MPC DesignKit, featuring the company's Durethane technologies.
Designed to aid product designers making important material decisions in product and component design, the new tool includes samples that showcase the versatility of polyurethane chemistry.
The samples within the kit allow designers to get a feel for the different physical properties that can be specified with polyurethanes, the company says. Using these samples, an engineer can feel the differences in hardness, coefficient of friction, abrasion resistance and a variety of other properties.
The samples also give insight into how PU can be molded or machined for prototypes or mass production.
Alejandro Martinez, MPC's director of marketing, said the DesignKit will help product designers in selecting materials that balance functionality and performance with cost and scalability.