PT7988 Shore D-90 Tough Hard Urethane


PT7988 is a two-component polyurethane casting system that cures to a very hard and durable Shore D 90 elastomer. This system is very easy to process. The mixed viscosity allows easy filling of complicated closed molds, and picks up fine details on the pattern. PT7988 has a ½ hour pot life, which allows time for mixing and deairing, and it cures rapidly for fast mold turn-around.
PT7988 is particularly well suited for the production of a variety of patterns, molds and fixtures for the foundry industry. The high cured hardness let this material perform well in thin cross-section areas on patterns that might otherwise move and deflect with softer materials. The red color provides good contrast with typical foundry sand. Also, PT7988 has good hot strength, so it will not soften when in contact with hot sand.
PT7988 can be considered a very low hazard potential product, as it does not contain any toxic or regulated raw materials in its makeup. It does not contain methylene dianiline (MDA), or other potentially harmful aniline derivatives, nor does it contain MBOCA or TDI, and it does not include any hazardous or potentially regulated diluents. PT7988 is an ideal candidate for the most demanding tooling applications where its high hardness, tough cured properties, very good abrasion resistance and good hot strength allow it to perform well.

 PT7988 A
PT7988 B
ASTM Method 
ColorBrownReddish Brown
260 cps
14000 cps
Specific Gravity, gms./cc
Mix Ratio, by Weight
50 A : 100 B
Pot Life, 4 fl oz Mass @ 77°F
25 – 30 minutes


Generally, with polyurethane elastomers, full properties are developed in 7 days at room temperature (75°F). Temperatures below 75°F will lengthen the cure time, and if the ambient temperature is below 60°F, additional heat may be necessary for proper cure. Elevated temperatures will accelerate the cure of urethanes, but care must be taken if a higher temperature is used to cure the material. Generally, the higher the curing temperature, the greater the final cured shrinkage. When heat curing for more rapid processing, to best control shrinkage, the casting should be allowed to set for 12 to 18 hours at room temperature before an oven post cure. A typical accelerated curing cycle, therefore, would be: Allow to gel on the pattern for 12 to 18 hours at room temperature (70°F to 80°F), then post cure for a minimum of 8 hours at 150°F to 165°F and allow to cool before demolding.
PT7988 is a fairly rapid curing material, and can develop handling properties sufficient for demolding in a few hours at room temperature. This feature will allow more rapid production of multiple pattern sets for the same master in a short time. In a single work shift, PT7988 castings can be demolded and set aside to complete the cure, while an additional casting is made off the pattern, and subsequently demolded on the following shift.


Gallon Kit
PT7988 A
5.75 lb.
50 lb.
PT7988 B
11.5 lb.
100 lb. (2 @ 50 lb.)
Kit17.25 lb.
150 lb.

Inasmuch as PTM&W Industries, Inc. has no control over the use to which others may put material, it does not guarantee that the same results as those described herein will be obtained. The above data was obtained under laboratory conditions, and to the best of our knowledge is accurate. This information is presented in good faith to assist the user in determining whether our products are suitable for his application. No warranty or representation, however is intended or made, nor is protection from any law or patent to be inferred, and all patent rights are reserved. Before using, user shall determine the suitability of the product for his intended use, and user assumes all risk and liability whatsoever in connection therewith. In no event with PTM&W Industries, Inc. be liable for incidental or consequential damages. Buyer’s sole and exclusive remedy in such instances shall be limited to replacement of the purchase price.

 PT7988 A/B
ASTM Method
Mix Ratio, by Weight
50 A : 100B
ColorReddish Brown
Mixed Viscosity, @77°F, centipoise
5000 cps
Working Time, 4 fl. oz. Mass @ 77°F
25 – 30 min.
Cured Hardness, Shore D
90 Shore D
Shrinkage, in/in, Mold #1, Vol: .053 Gal.001D2566
Specific Gravity, grams, cc
Density, lb./cu. in.
Specific Volume,  cu. in./lb.
Tensile Strength, psi 
6298 psi
Elongation at Break, %
6.51 %D638
Tensile Modulus, psi
723,590 psi
Flexural Strength, Cast Bar
11,194 psi
Flexural Modulus, Cast Bar
767,852 psi
Glass Transition Temperature, Tg, DMA


PTM&W epoxy products are made from raw materials carefully chosen to minimize or even eliminate toxic chemicals, and therefore offer the user high performance products with minimum hazard potential when properly used.  Generally, the PTM&W epoxy resins and hardeners will present no handling problems if users exercise care to protect the skin and eyes, and if good ventilation is provided in the work areas.  However, all epoxy resins and hardeners can be irritating to the skin, and prolonged contact may result in sensitization; and breathing of mist or vapors may cause allergenic respiratory reactions, especially in highly sensitive individuals.  As such, avoid contact with eyes and skin, and avoid breathing vapors.  Wear protective rubber apron, clothing, gloves, face shield or other items are required to prevent contact with the skin.  In case of skin contact, immediately wash with soap and water, followed by a rinse of the area with vinegar, and then a further wash with soap and water.  The vinegar will neutralize the hardener and lessen the chances of long term effects.  Use goggles, a face shield, safety glasses or other items as required to prevent contact with the eyes.  If material gets into the eyes, immediately flush with water for at least 15 minutes and call a physician.  Generally, keep the work area as uncluttered and clean as possible, and clean up any minor spills immediately to prevent accidental skin contact at a later time.  Keep tools clean and properly stored.  Dispose of trash and empty containers properly.  Do not use any of these types of products until Material Safety Data Sheets have been read and understood.