Hydroxyl terminated polyesters were prepared by a melt condensation technique using adipic acid and various diols. They were characterised by hydroxyl number, acid number and intrinsic viscosities in benzene. The polyesters were reacted with excess tolylene diisocyanate to yield isocyanate terminated prepolymers and subsequently cured with diols and diamines. These polymers were characterised by i.r. spectra, viscosity measurements and thermogravimetric analysis. The glass transition temperature of the polymers were found to be in the region -25 to -55. The influences of prepolymers and curing reagents are discussed with respect to the low temperature flexibility and thermal stability of the polyurethanes. © 1982.