Lubrizol launches toluene-free TPU for adhesive powders, webs and films
The Lubrizol Corporation's Engineered Polymers business announced the launch of the new Pearlbond 1160L thermoplastic polyurethane grade for adhesive powders, webs and films. The product complements the company's current high-crystalline offering for adhesive films and PVC co-extrusion.
Pearlbond 1160L is toluene-free and can be converted into thermobonding films, webs and powder. According to Lubrizol, the product is a lightweight and environmentally friendly alternative to competing materials. With the addition of Pearlbond 1160L, the company now offers the choice of two solutions for adhesive formulators: high-melt strength Pearlbond 1160 and the new Pearlbond 1160L, which is said to have a superior crystallisation speed and higher wettability.
“Lubrizol offers a world-class portfolio of solvent-free polymers for hot melt adhesives. Pearlbond 1160L provides a gel-free, high-performing alternative that can be easily processed and offers new possibilities for stitch-free bonding and waterproofing adhesives in a variety of applications,” said Jesus Santamaria, EMEAI business director for Estane Engineered Polymers.