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Agriculture

As demand for affordable foodstuffs increases, the tools needed to cultivate and bring them to market are pushed to the limit. Harsh weather, corrosion, abrasion, and chemical exposure can negatively impact agricultural equipment performance and even cause complete failure.

Improve the functionality of your farm machinery with high-performance castable urethane products from Whitefield Plastics, a top supplier of high-quality polyurethane parts. We offer a range of urethane casting solutions tailored to meet the needs of the agricultural industry and its supply chain partners. 

Polyurethane aids farmers

Urethane casting creates durable and sturdy polyurethane 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. 

Agriculture polyurethane products can improve cultivation applications in a variety of ways. Castable urethane parts can flex, which reduces the stress and strain of structural materials or vibrating components. They are also suitable for encapsulating and protecting electrical components, pipes, and cables. Here are some additional advantages of castable urethane parts. 

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

A lot of agriculture production takes place outdoors, which means vital machinery and equipment are exposed to the elements. Castable urethane products are resilient against aging and tearing and can stand up to tough conditions. They resist extreme temperatures and block moisture intrusion, which keeps away mold, mildew, and fungus.

Polyurethane can be fabricated into almost any shape or size. Here are common uses for castable urethane in harvesting applications.

  • Seals
  • O-rings
  • Hoses
  • Liners
  • Valves
  • Nozzles
  • Rollers
  • Tubes
  • Pads
  • Bushings
  • Scrapers