Tri Grip PU Weight Plates
Polyurethane coating vs Rubber coated weight plates
Polyurethane tends to last longer than rubber due to several key factors:
- Durability: Polyurethane is more resistant to abrasion, tearing, and wear than rubber. It has a superior ability to withstand repeated stress and impact without degrading or deteriorating. On the other hand, rubber is more prone to cracking, splitting, and becoming brittle over time, especially when exposed to harsh environmental conditions.
- Load-Bearing Capacity: Polyurethane has a higher load-bearing capacity than rubber. It can support heavier loads without permanent deformation or compression set. This characteristic makes polyurethane an ideal choice for applications that involve heavy machinery, equipment, or dynamic loads. Rubber, although capable of bearing loads, may experience more compression set and permanent deformation under similar conditions.
- Resilience: Polyurethane has superior elastic properties compared to rubber, allowing it to return to its original shape after being subjected to stress or deformation. This resilience helps polyurethane maintain its performance characteristics over a longer period. Rubber, although elastic, may exhibit higher hysteresis and experience more permanent set, resulting in reduced resilience and longevity.
Due to these factors PU is a much more highly desired material for use in commercial gyms.