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The words “urethane” and “polyurethane” are frequently and erroneously used interchangeably. Urethane, which is more precisely known as ethyl carbamate, is not an ingredient in polyurethane products. In other words, polyurethane does not actually contain urethane. Read More….

Urethane Rollers Urethane rollers and rolls are cylindrical rolling tools made of polyurethane, a synthetic elastomer. Polyurethane's qualities of shock resistance and durability are among its most attractive attributes. Those attributes, combined with its low cost and easy formability make it among the more widely used roller construction materials.
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Odenton, MD  |  800-394-7883

We are 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.

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American Urethane, Inc. $$$

Cuyahoga Falls, OH  |  330-923-3256

Harwood Rubber Products provides top quality rubber rollers and a variety of custom products. We are capable of producing a great diversity of rolls and coverings for a broad customer base.

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Harwood Rubber Products, Inc. $$$

Carson City, NV  |  800-733-2648

Since 1948, REDCO Rubber Engineering & Development has been manufacturing rubber rollers, idler rolls and conveyor rollers. We serve industries such as computers, printers and paper handling.

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REDCO Rubber Engineering & Development Company $$$

Denver, PA  |  717-336-7507

Our guide rollers are made from the highest quality materials in the industry. We take pride in adhering to our company values, like integrity and honesty. As a family owned and operated company, we like to treat customers like our own family. We will always look for the best prices and the prefect solution. Give us a call today to see how we can help you meet your goals!

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Weaver Industries, Inc. $$$

Fontana, CA  |  866-873-8426

TPC, Inc. is a dedicated and trusted manufacturer of rollers. We manufacture rollers in all shapes, sizes, designs, and colors to meet the needs of our customers and keep their process moving. Our team of experts is dedicated to the production and innovation of our products. As a result, TPC, Inc.’s custom-fit solutions are perfected for customers of all industries.

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TPC, Inc. $$$
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In spite of this fact, "urethane" and "polyurethane" are both used in reference to a very common elastomeric material that is important to many industrial processes, and in the context of a conversation about elastomeric materials, both words are likely to be used in reference to the same material.

This material, polyurethane, is particularly well-suited for use as a roller material. Rollers are important parts of conveyors, printers, laminators and a wide variety of other industrial and commercial processing equipment.

Polyurethane rollers are attractive to professionals because they offer qualities of strength and elasticity simultaneously. They are harder than other elastomeric materials like silicone, but not so hard that they become brittle or cause damage to the objects with which they come into contact.

Polyurethane is also relatively inexpensive and can be formed in many ways into many shapes and sizes. Polyurethane, like most other elastomeric materials, can be thermoformed into almost any conceivable shape. This process usually involves injection or compression molding, though polyurethane can also be extruded.
Urethane Acorn and Finger Rollers

Urethane Acorn and Finger Rollers - Argonics, Inc.
Polyurethane molding involves heating a stock of raw polyurethane beyond its melting point in order to make it easier to form. The molten polyurethane is then loaded into a closed mold through injection (as is the case in injection molding) or into an open mold (in the case of compression molding). Once the polyurethane takes the shape of the mold, it is allowed to cool and harden, and it emerges from the mold as a new polyurethane roller. In the case of extrusion, the polyurethane is heated and forced through an extrusion die designed in the shape that the finished roller will take. Both processes are very effective and efficient.

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