Low heat buildup polyurethane compositions and articles
US 4556703 A

A prepolymer curable with a hydroxyl or amine functional curative to form a polyurethane elastomer composition having low heat buildup characteristics is disclosed. Specifically, the polyurethane prepolymer has terminally reactive isocyanate groups and is prepared by reaction of polymeric diol with a stoichiometric excess of a mixture of the 2,6- and 2,4-isomers of tolylene diisocyanate, said mixture containing from about 50 to about 90 wt % of the 2,6-isomer. The invention also relates to a polyurethane elastomer composition comprising the aforementioned prepolymer and a curingly effective amount of a curative selected from the group consisting of aromatic diamines, hydroxy functional compounds, and mixtures thereof, and optionally, from about 0.01 to 1 part of catalyst per hundred parts of prepolymer. Also disclosed are articles of manufacture produced from the above composition, as well as compositions wherein the mixture contains 40 to 100 wt % of the 2,6-isomer. Learn more.

Industrial solid tires and method of manufacture
US 5605657 A

An industrial solid tire for heavy-load, off-road use having a cast polyurethane tire thereon is produced by a batch method. The tire is a heat cured polyurethane produced from a dispersion of a prepolymer, a curative and an amount of a silicone dispersing and lubricant agent. The amount of silicone is between 1.0 and 4.0 parts per hundred of the prepolymer. A method for manufacturing the tire is included. Learn more.