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What is polyurethane?

Polyurethane is a polymer that is formed by the reaction of polyfunctional isocyanates with polyols. In addition, additives such as flame retardants, catalysts, silicone stabilizers and foaming agents are also used in the manufacture of the polyurethane. Polyurethane has been known since 1937 when two German scientists first published and patented the method of its manufacture. Currently polyurethanes (PU, PUR) are some of the most popular and widely used polymers in the world.