As 2021 comes to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to thank every one of our customers, partners, and staff. To our customers, I am grateful for your continued faith in our services and the opportunity to work alongside you. At Pacific Urethanes, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals, and we look forward to continuing this support into the New Year.
Pacific Urethanes congratulates two of our managers, Matthew Slatyer and Simon Andemariam on being selected by Chemistry Australia to be members of the Emerging Leaders Advisory Council (ELAC). The ELAC has been established by the Chemistry Australia Board and reflects its genuine intent to promote and facilitate diversity within the industry.
Pacific Urethanes is very pleased to report that Patrick Grant, one of our Development Chemists, has been with us for five years. Patrick joined Pacific Urethanes through our graduate program and we encouraged his passion and enthusiasm for chemistry. He has formulated countless solutions for our customers and is dedicated to performing research and development to ensure that Pacific Urethanes remains at the forefront of innovation.
It is likely you encounter polyurethane every day without even realizing it. From shoes and skateboard wheels to chair cushions and refrigerators; the applications of this material are practically endless. But what makes this material so special?
Perfect Again is an Australian owned and operated company, set up by Julie Brand to develop a unique process and product for the manufacture of Breast Prostheses. Their team felt that current products in the market did not meet customers’ individual requirements.
With the ongoing drive for energy efficiency, it remains a priority to select the right materials to ensure we are building sustainable, efficient housing. Polyurethanes used for building insulation are lightweight, have a rigid foam matrix with either an open or closed cell structure and high crosslinking density.
When Enviro Rubber reached out to Pacific Urethanes for help with their product requirements, we were happy to assist. The rubber granules they use to make their range of products requires an adhesive to bind them together in the shape they desire. The binder system they were using at the time was not clear of colour. Pacific Urethanes is working with Enviro Rubber on refining the adhesive binding system…
Pacific Urethanes consistently strives to set the benchmark for environmental standards among Australian Polyurethane Suppliers. We were already the first Australian Polyurethane Supplier to provide a fully Ozone Friendly product range. Now, we will be replacing many of our materials with low global warming potential (GWP) alternatives….
Pacific Urethanes is proud to announce that our Centre of Operations in Dandenong South has installed an industrial Spray Booth. This Spray Booth will allow us to safely trial new global technology to ensure we stay on the cutting-edge of Spray Foam & Spray Elastomer technology. The spray booth will also assist with customer trials, enabling us to replicate on site operations and provide training on Graco and Gusmer (exclusive to Pacific Urethanes) spray equipment…
High moisture content and unwanted air flow under your house can be problematic. Polyurethane spray foam insulation offers the solution for sub floor and crawl spaces. Spray foam can act as an insulant, an air sealant or an air barrier, so closing those nooks and crannies which allows warm air to escape adds dollars to monthly energy bills. By applying Pacific Urethanes closed cell spray, UrePac Rigid R3 34FR polyurethane to the underside of floorboards…
Synthetic Grass & Rubber Surfaces was contacted by Randwick City Council to upgrade their Frenchman’s Bay, La Perouse bayside playground. Pacific Urethanes was commissioned by Synthetic Grass & Rubber Surfaces to develop a bonding agent for these rubber particles. Our high-quality binder system UrePac Bond 715 was specifically designed for Synthetic Grass & Rubber to create a resilient and safe surface for the playground which is virtually indestructible.
University-industry collaboration requires careful management and may bring many benefits. These include a two-way flow of ideas: new concepts flow out to industry and may also be in-bound to fuel research questions. Sometimes technical problems experienced at the cutting-edge of practice lead to new questions for science. Here at Pacific Urethanes we are participating in specific and unique collaborations with four major universities around Australia.