Millathane® Applications

Millathane® millable polyurethane rubber is the material of choice when making abrasion and oil-resistant parts when you which to avoid the techniques or equipment required for cast or thermoplastic polyurethanes. Applications for this material are quite extensive. A list of popular uses is below:

Electronics

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

Footwear

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 and 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.

Oil and Fuel Resistant Usage

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 include 500466, 76, and HT.

Rollers and Belting

Rubber rollers and belts often use Millathane grades 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. This is important for rollers and belts in the financial industry with ATM machines. Several grades used are E3455, 5004, and 76.

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