POLYPLAST’S NEWEST SOLUTION PROTECTS EVERYWHERE, EVEN UNDERGROUND
At Polyplast, inventing and creating custom polyurethane solutions is our mission and our passion. There’s nothing better than seeing a satisfied customer walk away with the perfect solution for their situation!
Of course, before that can happen, we need to stay on top of the latest developments in the fascinating world of polyurethane. Whether it’s the latest research and advancements, innovative new uses, or emerging applications, we draw inspiration from everything to come up with Polyplast’s signature solutions!
Need to solve a problem? Polyplast has the answer!
As with most of our solutions, our latest creation was born from a customer’s specific need. One of our customers came to us with a problem and asked us to come up with a custom solution.
In this case, a mining company needed a way to protect its site from shrapnel caused by underground blasting. The shrapnel was damaging the tools and equipment in the area around the blast, especially the underground ducting and ventilation systems and the electric wiring. Everything was at risk.
An alternative to rubber
We needed to create an original part that could protect underground equipment by dampening and minimizing the impact of shrapnel after a blast. It also needed to be fairly easy to install.
Mats like these are usually made of rubber. That means they have a fairly short lifespan, because rubber is less durable than polyurethane. Rubber is also heavier. When it’s attached to a piece of equipment, its weight causes it to tear after an explosion. In other words, it’s a single-use solution.
The many benefits of polyurethane
Polyurethane has the advantage of being lighter and more durable than rubber. What’s more, our solution is reinforced with a different material around the holes used to hang it. That means it can be reused for a few blasts.
This solution is also designed to be easier to install. Blasting mats like these are usually hung from a height; workers need to put them up manually, using a lift. The holes used to hang up our solution are spaced in a way that makes installation easier. That means workers need to spend less time in the lift putting up and taking down the mat.
A new wear solution
That’s how we created the BOOMPAD, a polyurethane blast mat. It’s 104.14 cm x 91.44 cm x 1.27 cm (41″ x 36″ x 0.5″) and weighs 18.6 kg (41 lb). The polyurethane BOOMPAD is more effective and durable than typical rubber solutions. It has a number of other advantages, too; for example, it’s easy to store because the sections can be laid flat one on top of the other.
Here are some more advantages of the BOOMPAD:
- Minimizes breakage and extra costs
- Light, durable, and reusable material
- Great value
- Easy to put up and take down (reduces risk of injury)
- Easy to store
A game-changing tool
Polyplast excels in creating innovative solutions. The BOOMPAD is no exception; its ingenuity and the many benefits of polyurethane are sure to change the game and revolutionize the mining industry. There’s no question that mining companies are going to fall in love with the many benefits of this polyurethane solution.
We’ll never cease to be amazed (and inspired) by this incredible material!
Want to learn more about us and our solutions? Don’t hesitate to contact us!