"PRINTHANE": PU by Vulkoprin

Printhane  is the generic name for all Vulkoprin PU-elastomers developed specifically for extreme fields of application.


  • Printhane-C   (“PC” – 93 Shore A) Is conductive Vulkollan® and meets the standards EN12527 to EN12533, in which the electrical resistance is less than 10^4 Ohm. Is compliant with the ATEX directives. For use in areas with a high fire- and/or explosion risk or risk of electric discharge (ESD).
  • Printhane-X (“PX” – 90, 95, 97 Shore A) Has been developed specially for applications with high running speeds, which means it is well suited for all amusement park- & roller coaster applications. PX shows low hysteresis losses and therefore little heat build-up.


  • Printhane-R™  (“PR” – 85 Shore D) This is a rigid PU for use in applications with thick-walled plastic parts, that have to be impact-resistant, elastic and non-deforming. This material is a great alternative to parts in milled engineering plastics (polyamide, POM, …). PR has fire-retarding properties as well (UL94 grade V0). PR wheel centers covered with Vulkollan® or Printhane can offer a soluton in some applications where corrosion is a problem. Speeds and loads need to be adjusted to this ‘all plastic’-combination.
  • Printhane-B (“PB” – 75 and 85 Shore A) For applications requiring a softer tread. The load capacity is limited! Soft elastomers will, in wheel applications, usually give a better grip. Printhane-B™ 85 is a polyurethane that was developed mainly for technical applications.