STP788: Reaction Injection Molding Urethanes—Detroit and Beyond

    Lewis, GD
    Market manager, Union Carbide Corporation, Danbury, Conn.

    Pages: 9    Published: Jan 1982


    Reaction injection molding (RIM) of microcellular urethane elastomers has in a few years become an accepted technology for the production of elastomeric fascias and bumper covers for a variety of automobiles. This technology is now being extended to additional applications, both in automotive and nonautomotive uses. This wide variety of new applications is discussed along with the factors which have caused RIMs rapid growth.


    reaction injection molding, polyurethane, applications, urethanes

    Paper ID: STP28505S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D11.14

    DOI: 10.1520/STP28505S

    CrossRef ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.