chapter  2
Fundamentals
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The primer deals mainly with castable polyurethanes. They are a member of the polyurethane family of plastics that all contain the urethane group.

The polyurethane family consists of six main units each with a large number of subcomponents. The six groups include the following:

1. Castable 2. Foams 3. Fibers 4. Thermoplastics 5. Millable 6. Films

The castable, thermoplastic, and millable polyurethanes have similar chemistries. The main differences are as follows:

◾ Castables are made with an approximate 2-to-1 polyoldiisocyanate ratio followed by further chain extension.