Parts made of polyurethane will often outwear other materials such as rubber and plastics by a margin of 5 to 50/one when severe abrasion is a factor. It has been proven to be vastly superior to rubber plastics and metal in many applications where abrasion is a factor.
Many applications using this ultra-tough material have cut down-time, maintenance time and cost of parts to a fraction of the previous figures. This makes polyurethane cost effective and an attractive alternative to plastic, rubber or metal. Because polyurethane products are available in a very broad hardness range (eraser-soft to bowling-ball-hard), it allows the engineer to replace rubber, plastic and metal with the ultimate in abrasion resistance and physical properties.