Definition of polyurethane
: any of various polymers that contain NHCOO linkages and are used especially in flexible and rigid foams, elastomers, and resins (as for coatings)
Examples of polyurethane in a Sentence
The floor will need two coats of polyurethane.
Recent Examples of polyurethane from the Web
Huntsman is the son of a billionaire industrialist whose company Huntsman International LLC currently has a handful of businesses in Russia, including plants that make pigments and polyurethanes, the Salt Lake Tribune has reported.
Like its non-travel counterpart, the Reversible Mat 5mm, lululemon’s travel mat is made of polyurethane and has an antimicrobial additive.
So shoe companies put ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA), polyurethane, or special proprietary blends of similar foamy materials in the midsole to soften some of the impact, explains Schoene.
The sleek appearance and polyurethane (PU) upholstery makes it the sports car of chairs.
The battery pack (4 AA batteries not included) is safely secured in a slim, screw-closure plastic case accessed by unzipping the water-resistant nylon liner that permanently encloses the 23.5-by-12-.75-inch polyurethane foam mat.
In April 2013, on board the unmanned spacecraft BION-M, a thick-toed gecko wriggled out of its polyurethane collar.
Even more enthusiastic CDG adopters can buy a $1,930 translucent polyurethane overcoat.
Before helping create the AfD, Petry was a chemist who founded Purinvent System, a company that produces environmentally friendly polyurethane products (the company’s website now explicitly disassociates Purinvent from the AfD).
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Origin and Etymology of polyurethane
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1939See Words from the same year
POLYURETHANE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of polyurethane for English Language Learners
: a type of plastic that is used to make various products and especially to make a clear liquid that is spread on a surface (such as a wooden floor) and that becomes hard when it dries
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