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Maritime

Marine Castable Polyurethane Molding

The maritime industry consistently encounters precarious environments at sea and onshore, including punishing temperatures, enormous swells, and dangerous storms. Exposure to these harsh conditions can cause material degradation, which hinders component functionality and durability. 

Take your maritime application to new performance levels with castable urethane products from Whitefield Plastics. We’re a leading supplier of high-quality polyurethane parts for demanding industries. 

Benefits of Urethane for Marine Applications

Urethane casting creates durable, hard-wearing rigid or flexible parts with precision. The process uses a 3D-printed master pattern and silicone mold to deliver high-quality components in a fraction of the time and cost of injection molding. 

Maritime projects can benefit from castable urethane products in a variety of ways. Castable urethane parts can flex, reducing stresses and strains on vital structural equipment. They are also suitable for encapsulating and protecting electrical components, pipes, and cables. Here are some additional advantages of castable urethane parts.

  • Doesn’t absorb water 
  • Resists saltwater 
  • UV stabilized 
  • High strength 
  • Resists the growth of algae and fungus
  • Capable of operating in humid and moist locations
  • Doesn’t oxidize 
  • High load-bearing properties
  • Absorbs vibration and shock 
  • Dampens noise 
  • Resists abrasion 

Marine-grade polyurethane products overcome hydrolysis and microbial attack and perform reliably at extreme temperatures and high pressures. They are perfect for a wide array of maritime applications. 

  • Rollers
  • Insulation or covers
  • Wheels
  • Roller cradles
  • Cleats
  • Rings
  • Grab handles
  • Gaskets
  • Seals 
  • Bearings
  • Blocks

Trusted Castable Urethane Parts Provider

Whitefield Plastics is an ISO 9001:2015-certified producer of high-performance castable urethane products for maritime applications. The unique combination of superior design expertise, innovative equipment, and skilled personnel enables us to turn around conforming parts quickly and affordably. Our capabilities include: 

  • Engineering
  • Testing
  • Research and development
  • 3D modeling
  • Mold design
  • Finite element analysis, or FEA
  • Material selection
  • Dock to stock 

Cast urethane starts as a liquid polymer that’s dispensed into a mold and post-cured in ovens. The process is capable of including auxiliary hardware like thread inserts or over-mold existing parts. Additionally, it can include surface texturing and in-mold decoration. Polymer materials can be formulated to exhibit an array of characteristics. 

Versatile and customizable, urethane casting is perfect for the production of prototype designs and new applications. It’s also ideal for the development of custom components designed to replace traditional metal, rubber, or plastic parts that have failed. 

Looking out for at-sea applications

Whether it’s a pleasure boat, military vessel, or offshore platform, the functionality of parts and equipment is paramount. Failure can put essential personnel and the environment at risk. 

At Whitefield Plastics, quality is what we value. Material is purchased from reputable suppliers, and compliance is verified upon arrival. Our inspection team uses precise testing and measuring equipment to ensure every part produced surpasses applicable industry standards and customer specifications. All orders are audited for accuracy before shipment. 

Contact us to learn more about castable urethane products for maritime applications.