I’m doing a school project about polyurethane. Can you help?

The science of PU is really very simple once you understand the basic ingredients and how they fit together. At the links below, you will find easy explanations and handy diagrams that explain how polyurethanes are made. But we suggest you get started by looking around you and becoming aware of where PU is present in your daily life. You’ll be surprised how much you already know about polyurethane without even realising it was there!

Don’t forget that you can also find a wealth of information and a helpful video in our eLibrary.

Tip! Why not ask your teacher if your class can visit a polyurethane factory?



Do you want to see for yourself how chemistry is present in nearly everything we see and do? Are you eager to discover the important role chemistry plays in our daily lives? Or do you want to explore the properties of materials and understand some of the processes involved in creating materials used in every day objects? All this and much, much more can be found on the 'Portal for Chemistry Eduction' at www.chemistryandyou.org.

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