Poly Is Hot

“Trends Suggest Polyurethane Applications & Markets Will Grow Exponentially”

Paul DelFino

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Although some are not new, it appears that the applications, acceptance and promotion of products and processes utilizing polyurethane foams are not only on the rise but are truly taking off.

Beyond the concrete raising capability of your HMI equipment for; residential, commercial and government work we all should be constantly thinking of new applications which will spawn revenue and further lever our equipment asset. This thinking will allow you to promote to new markets and diversified segments.

As examples, right now you can provide a fence post setting service and foundation waterproofing using your existing equipment and foams available from HMI. A modest investment in paint spraying equipment will allow you to provide soil stabilization.


Over the past year HMI has been working with the Army Corp of Engineers and has developed a specialized foam for the quick repair of airport runway bomb craters. This development clearly has future commercial applications such as sink holes and more.

Of course the introduction of deep foam injection applications of HMI foams is coming soon. This process (at a small or large scale) can have a dramatic impact on your business.


We will continue to keep you updated on new possibilities for your business. HMI will never stop developing new products and supporting training. The decision to offer new and different services, so you can catch the wave of market expansions, will be yours for YOUR BUSINESS But – in our mind one of the true definitions of success is having options!

Paul DelFino is a principal of the consulting firm Opportunity Inc. For nearly two decades he has assisted entrepreneurs in growing their businesses, responding to economic downturns and merger and acquisition activity. He has consulted with HMI and RaiseRite for over a decade. His publications include “Avoiding Skewed Entrepreneurial Strategies” available from all on line booksellers  

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