Vulkollan® is a premium, high performance polyurethane produced by polyaddition with the exclusive use of Desmodur® 15, polyester-polyol, and a cross-linking agent (chain extender). It is available in solid or foam polyurethane.
The material Vulkollan® (Plei-Tech® 15), the first polyurethane developed in Germany after World War II, offers outstanding mechanical properties which make it suitable for a large range of applications:
- Excellent resistance to mechanical wear
- High rebound resilience, even in hard grades
- Good tear propagation resistance
- Low compression set
- Good resistance to mineral oils, greases, petrol and a wide range of petroleum based products
- Best dynamic performance of all urethanes
Vulkollan® fills the gap in the hardness range between rubber/elastic materials and hard-plastics (e.g. polyamide). Its hardness ranges from 65 shore A to 70 shore D. Cellular Vulkollan® is manufactured in a gross density range from 350 to 650 kg/m3.
Because of its outstanding mechanical properties, Vulkollan® is employed throughout industrial sectors where high demands are required of such materials. Vulkollan® is commonly molded into high performance parts such as:
- Technically molded parts from drawings or samples
- Vulkollan® to metal bonding (e.g. high-load wheels or covered rollers)
- Sleeves, gaskets, sheets, and strips
- Tubes, rods, and profiles
- Bumpers (solid or foam)
- UV ink resistant squeegees
Founded in 1986, Pleiger Plastics Company was one of the first molders in the United States to process Vulkollan® polyurethane. Vulkollan® is a trademark name of Covestro and is Europe’s highest performance polyurethane. With a total of 7 locations worldwide, the group of Pleiger companies offer the highest performing polyurethane systems for molded engineering parts. Pleiger Plastics’ business philosophy is to provide high performance, high quality polyurethanes worldwide.
Time Stands Still for No Man
1986 – Foundation of Pleiger Plastics Company, Washington, PA
1987 – Polyurethane casting begins: Vulkollan membranes, check valve balls, etc.
1988 – The screen printing squeegee market was established
1992 – 7,500 sq. ft. office building expansion including a laboratory
1992 – The international squeegee market was established
1997 – Factory expansion added 12,000 sq. ft. of floor space
1997 – RST (rod, sheet & tube) program is initiated
2002 – 7,200 sq. ft. warehouse expansion and sprinkler systems were installed
2003 – Michael Savage named President of Pleiger Plastics
2008 – In-house foam casting began
2011 – Pleiger Plastics celebrated 25 years of business
2012 – Pleiger Plastics acquires 8+ acres for 15,600 sq. ft. expansion.
2013 – 15,600 sq. ft. expansion completed
Founded in 1986, Pleiger Plastics Company was one of the first molders in the United States to process Vulkollan® polyurethane. Vulkollan® is a trademark name of Bayer AG Germany and is Europe’s highest performance polyurethane. With a total of 7 locations worldwide, the group of Pleiger companies offer the highest performing polyurethane systems for molded engineering parts. Pleiger Plastics’ business philosophy is to provide high performance, high quality polyurethanes worldwide.
Realizing that every application has unique performance requirements, Pleiger’s selection of high performance polyurethanes began to evolve. Pleiger Plastics Company now selects from MDI, TDI, NDI, and PPDI hard segments and polyether, polyester, polycarbonate, and polycaprilactone soft segments to design a polyurethane system for the most demanding applications. This vast array of materials allows Pleiger Plastics to offer value added engineered solutions that optimize performance and cost requirements.
Pleiger Plastics strives to build long-term business relationships with its customers by offering engineering services, prototyping, cost competitiveness, high quality, and timely deliveries. These deep rooted business principles have allowed us to provide our customers with “The Pleiger Solution” for more than 35 years.