In this age of technological advancement, it is not only important to keep up-to-speed with the latest technologies and trends, but to constantly challenge them as well. SWM is one such company that models this progression by leaps and bounds. SWM offers engineering solutions by providing unique and insightful answers to industry problems. In turn, SWM is recognized for its industry leadership in product development, from both concept and design.
It is no surprise that SWM is one of the global leaders when it comes to manufacturing technology and products to suit the needs of the world. SWM is well aware of its role in that regard and in keeping with the requirements of the time, has emerged as a pioneer in the realm of advanced resins, polymers, and fibres. However, just a tiny part of their success story, SWM’s polymer and fibres ensure innovations and breakthroughs in fields as diverse like medicine, lamination, vehicle hulls, textiles, and many more.
Innovative Manufacturing Solutions
As a globally-recognized engineering and manufacturing company, SWM specializes in polyurethane (PU) and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). The qualities about the PU and TPU materials manufactured by this company that make it a more desirable polymer are listed below.
Not only is the products created with polyurethane breathable (moisture vapour transmission), but the amount of breathability can be controlled by varying the selection of polymers and additives. This is one of the chief reasons it finds massive application within the medical industry.
One of its highly desired qualities is the amount of elasticity it retains. This makes it ideal for applications that require a strong but elastic polymer or fibre. The elasticity in inflatable products and gel pads can increase the product’s puncture resistance drastically. This makes it ideal for the textile industries that require fabric which are durable but also elastic.
Polyurethane is naturally a very strong product and its strength is the asset utilized for making extremely tough and shock resistant fibres and polymer composites. This strength can be further fortified by choosing the right kind of polymers and additives to go with it. Thus, polyurethane can be used in creating extremely light, yet durable hulls for vehicles. The low weight decreases their energy requirements while they maintain the amount of durability required of them.
4. Chemical & Bacterial Resistant
This is one of its best advantages, which makes it an essential component to be used in chemical Industries as well as the medical industry. This product does not react with chemical agents and is almost completely impervious to biological infections and reactions.
5. Supported Film
This enables the created product to be easily printed on or for it to gain a layer of adhesive. Usually accomplished by a layer of very thin polyurethane film, supported films are responsible for adhesive surfaces to matt finishes.
6. Unsupported Film
Used to make high grade paper and other thin wrapping, rolling products, the unsupported film is easy to process and reduce the amount of waste generated when making them.
Given these qualities, it comes as no surprise that polyurethane find use in applications like polyurethane film, polyurethane foam, polyurethane gel-pads, graphic films, film on paper, medical films, protection films, textile lamination films, industrial lamination films, turf guards, glass lamination films, wound care and many other medical applications! SWM is testing out this product in a variety of other fields such as automobiles and printing with excellent results!