Lubrizol announces the addition of a new, toluene-free Pearlbond TPU grade for adhesive powders, films and webs. Pearlbond 1170L complements the Pearlbond 1160 and 1160 L series. These resins are already widely used in demanding end-uses such as fire hoses, thermobonding films for use in footwear, furniture, apparel, sealing tapes and automotive interior trim. This series offers benefits such as short cycle time, good wetting properties and waterproof performance. In addition, it is the ideal resin for film and sheet conversion applications thanks to its gel-free properties and high melt strength.
"Adhesive formulators who are looking to manufacture hot melt solutions that are efficient, cost-effective and recyclable will be delighted with the latest Pearlbond addition. Pearlbond 1170L polymer combines these features with an improvement in resistance to heat, washing and dry-cleaning cycles. Customers will appreciate the versatility, reliability and convenience of the new Lubrizol solution in demanding applications" states Gonzalo Löwenberg, Global Technical Business Manager for Lubrizol Engineered Polymers.