Failed Parts

2021 Annual Meeting: We Need Your Failed Parts!

The Failed Parts competition continues to be a favorite session among members who attend the PMA Annual Meeting. This program will again run at the 2021 Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah - but we cannot successfully present without your parts!

If your company has any failed parts, please send them to the PMA Office with the following information included:

  • Name of company
  • Type or name of part
  • Function or application of the part
  • Reason for failure
  • A correct or successful part to compare against (if applicable)

Parts related to the following areas are requested:

Processing:
  • Poor degassing
  • Bad mixing
  • Excessive shrink
  • Improper mold release application
In-Use Failure:
  • Bond failure
  • Hydrolysis
  • Excessive abrasion
  • Flex fatigue

Send parts to the PMA Office:

Polyurethane Manufacturers Association (PMA)
6737 W Washington Street, Suite 4210
Milwaukee, WI 53214