THE LARGEST POLYURETHANE MOLD IN OUR COMPANY’S HISTORY
The excitement in UW-ELAST’s production facility in Mariestad was on top in the morning on Tuesday November 24th. The largest polyurethane casting to date in UW-ELAST’s history was to be carried out.
There was a great commotion and a lot of staff were involved to be on hand quickly if something, against all odds, were to deviate from the plan. The material tanks on the largest mixing machine were filled and the hot mold had moved out of the oven and was waiting to be filled. The air vibrated.
At 11:00 it was clear that the casting had exceeded expectations. The excitement turned into joy. In just over 4 minutes, the mold had been filled and then placed back in the oven for curing.
HIGH PERFORMANCE FENDER WITH 1027 KG POLYURETHANE
A total of 1,027 kg of polyurethane had been pumped out and formed into a high-performance fender for one of Northern Offshore Services’ larger vessels. There, the fender will be an important component when boarding offshore wind farms. The development of the patented fender system has taken place together with Northern Offshore Services.
THE CASTING OPENS UP A NEW MARKET
The casting, which is the largest of its kind, opens up a new market for really large fully cast polyurethane products for UW-ELAST. Of course, we have solid experience of large castings for many years, but the limit of 1000 kg is still an important milestone in our history.
Last but not least, we wish our fender great luck with his upcoming, extremely tough, work in the bow aboard a world-class offshore vessel.