TPUs for hot melt adhesives and reactive hot melts
The Lubrizol Corporation's Engineered Polymers business has announced its involvement in Feica 2017 – European Adhesive and Sealant Conference & Expo from 13 – 15 September 2017 in Santa Margherita di Pula, Sardinia, Italy. The company will participate with a technical paper, as well as exhibit its latest Pearlbond TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) novelties at stand 12.
Lubrizol's presentation at Feica 2017 on Thursday, 14 September 2017, is titled “High Performance TPU Expands the Universe of Adhesive Solutions” and will highlight the latest engineered polymer developments. The company says its technical team has expanded the offering of Pearlbond TPU solvent-free solutions that improve processability and enhance properties.
Furthermore, Lubrizol says it offers products which enable adhesive manufacturers to find differentiated technologies in their formulations for reactive hot melts or hot melt adhesives, providing:
- High-adhesion for bonding of any substrates in the textile market, applied to cotton, polyester, nylon, fibres and rigid substrates.
- Very elastic and flexible material which is applied in diverse end applications granting breathability and high UV resistance.
- Versatility allowing a large number of combinations of properties to provide a solution for the broad array of problems formulators and designers encounter today.
Gonzalo Löwenberg, global technical business manager, adhesives, Engineered Polymers, noted: “Recent developments are the result of facing head-on the challenges brought by industry megatrends which are regarded as key drivers for the growth of the adhesives and sealants industry. Lubrizol has developed solutions to these megatrends, like non-toxic, non-yellowing, bio-based materials (bio-based content as certified in accordance with ASTM D-6866) or a more elastomeric, high-speed process that avoids the use of aggressive solvents. We will continue to listen to our customers and contribute to sustainable technology applications.”