High-density urethane, also known as HDU, is a rigid type of foam with a closed-cell structure. Because of its rigidity, it’s an ideal material for making tools and creating dimensional signage. There are many reasons HDU boards could be the right fit for your next project. It’s easy to use all the way around, so fabricators enjoy working with it, too. No one knows how to handle HDU like Polymershapes. We’re going to tell you more about its benefits and talk about its potential applications. By the time you finish reading, you’ll be ready to hop on the HDU bandwagon, too.
HDU’s Top Traits
One reason to go with high-density urethane in your signing and tool-making products is because it’s an environmentally friendly material. Because it’s a closed-cell material, it won’t absorb water or moisture, which is why it’s a popular choice for outdoor applications. Likewise, it won’t crack and peel like other materials, nor will it rot. As a result, it’s a long-lasting material, especially when compared to wood.
Design is also effortless. Urethane board can be primed and painted in a flash. Not only can you customize it to your exact specifications, but you can also redo your signage if you need to change your display.
It should come as no surprise that HDU boards are frequently used for POP displays, kiosks, and similar advertising materials. Thanks to how simple it is to paint, it’s popular in the printing industry, as well. However, it also works for electric and non-printed signs. What you may not realize is that HDU is also used in the aerospace industry, plus it’s a top pick for prototyping and tooling.
Find out if high-density urethane will work for your project. Get in contact with Polymershapes today.