Lubrizol and Danquinsa feature new aliphatic, non-yellowing TPUs at Fakuma 2017
The Lubrizol Corporation's Engineered Polymers business will be featuring its latest non-yellowing thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) materials at its distributor Danquinsa GmbH's stand B4-4507 at Fakuma 2017.
Lubrizol announced it will showcase new technologies that enable customers to meet the latest market trends in aesthetics and design, and integrate new technical benefits in their products by using high-performing polymers. Lubrizol Engineered Polymers' R&D experts have worked extensively on expanding their aliphatic TPU technology portfolio with even more non-yellowing polymers that provide improved weatherability and UV resistance as compared to other elastomeric materials, the company said. Pearlthane aliphatic TPU materials offer added value performance including very good haptics for high demanding moulded applications in sports and recreation, consumer and industrial markets.
Colour stable Pearlcoat Activa D198K TPU, a soft low-gloss material, can be applied in white and light-coloured parts as a thermoformed and co-extruded solution.
Other segments where the non-yellowing material can be found include profile extrusion and hot melt adhesives. The latest development, Pearlbond 960 EXP, is an aliphatic TPU that brings a unique combination of features including softness (69 Shore A), durability (UV stable and resistant to fungi and microorganisms) and a very high bonding strength to various substrates. Pearlbond 960 EXP is even suitable for bonding delicate fabrics such as silk, linen and cotton, says the company.
Lubrizol and Danquinsa at Fakuma 2017
Hall B4, stand 4507