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What are Tap Handles Canada tap handles made of?

Our tap handle components are made of ABS plastic, latex and enamel paint, steel, aluminum and polyurethane.

Metal, plastic parts

What is ABS Plastic?

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is a thermoplastic polymer that is widely used in various applications due to its unique combination of properties. It is a lightweight and durable material that can withstand high impact and mechanical stress. ABS plastic has good chemical resistance, excellent dimensional stability, and can be easily molded and formed.

ABS plastic is commonly used in the manufacturing of toys, automotive parts, electronic housings, appliances, and various consumer products. Its versatility and strength make it an ideal choice for a wide range of applications. ABS plastic can be found in a variety of colours and finishes, including matte, gloss, and metallic.

What is Polyurethane?

Polyurethane is a type of polymer that is formed by the reaction of a diisocyanate compound with a polyol compound. It can be either thermoplastic or thermosetting, and it is widely used in a variety of applications due to its unique combination of strength, durability, and versatility.

Polyurethane can be found in a wide range of products, including foam insulation, furniture and mattresses, adhesives and sealants, automotive parts, coatings and finishes, and many others. It is prized for its ability to withstand wear and tear, resist chemicals and moisture, and maintain its shape and properties over a long period of time.

There are many different types of polyurethane, each with its own unique properties and applications. Some of the most common types include rigid foam, flexible foam, elastomers, coatings, adhesives, and sealants.

Chemistry aside, these materials make for a durable, quality tap handle that will last for years to come.

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