In a featured byline in Appliance Design, co-authors Nate Goshen and Joel Matsco from Covestro highlight how polyurethane and polycarbonate materials optimize performance for a range of products from refrigerators to Solar Impulse 2, the first plane to circle the globe powered only by the sun.
For example, refrigerators, freezers and water heaters utilize rigid polyurethane foams for their excellent thermal insulation properties. Polyurethane foams offer low thermal conductivity, which reduces or minimizes both heat loss and heat gain, helping to meet energy saving requirements.
Inside and out, polycarbonate is the material of choice for many appliance OEMs and designers thanks to its clarity, strength, thermal stability, transparency, toughness and flame retardancy, as well as the design freedom it offers.
Learn more by reading the article, “From refrigerators to solar-powered airplanes: How materials make innovations possible,” in Appliance Design here. To access this article, users will need to create a free account on Appliance Design’s website.
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