Millathane® PU Rubber Applications

Millathane® millable polyurethane rubber is the material of choice when making abrasion and oil-resistant parts when you wish to avoid the techniques or equipment required for cast or thermoplastic polyurethanes.

The everyday uses for our polyurethane are quite extensive. From your cell phones and smart watches to your athletic shoes and the o-rings in airplanes. You also have Millathane to thank the next time you visit an ATM machine.

Whether it’s chemical resistance, frictional characteristics, abrasion resistance, or even tensile strength, we will have a Millathane that meets your needs.  Take a look at the most common applications and preferred grades for each category listed below:


Proper Selection of Millathane

Learn about the polyurethane’s uses, its formulary and available grades, and relevant safety and technical information:



With excellent frictional characteristics and ozone and wear resistance, Millathane is ideal for applications such as keypads, belts, and rollers. Grades used are 5004, 66R and 97.


The abrasion resistance and wet and dry frictional properties of E34 make it desirable for footwear applications, especially the athletic shoe industry. The transparency of 97 has been used in footwear applications for over 20 years.

Industrial Tires

The abrasion resistance, coupled with their excellent oil resistance and frictional characteristics, make Millathane the choice for specialty industrial tires. Grades used in this application include 76  and E34.

Medical Devices

Non-implantable medical devices benefit from Millathane’s properties like tensile strength and abrasion resistance, making the polyurethane rubber ideal for critical applications. Grades may include 76, E34, and 26.

Military / Aeronautical

Many rubber applications in the military and aerospace industries, including airplanes and helicopter parts, require high abrasion resistance and good low-temperature properties. Millathane CM and E40 are two grades that possess those properties and are ideal in these applications.



Various grades of Millathane are widely used in o-rings, gaskets, and seals where superior resistance to petroleum-based oils, fuels, and hydraulic fluids is important. Grades used for oil-resistant applications are 500466R, and 76.

Rollers & Belting

Rollers and belts often use Millathane because of their excellent combination of abrasion and oil resistance. These grades have excellent resistance to glazing as well, meaning they retain their coefficient of friction as they age. Several grades used are E3455, 5004, and 76.

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