|Wednesday, 6 January 2016, 08:20 HKT/SGT|
BARCELONA, Jan 6, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - The Lubrizol Corporation's Engineered Polymers business participated at the TPE 2015 Thermoplastic Elastomers World Summit Conference held in Barcelona from December 9-10. Romina Marin, research and development leader for the aliphatic and soft thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) platforms, presented a paper titled: Pioneering Aliphatic TPU Solutions for Top Performance. Dr. Marin revealed the latest aliphatic polymer developments resulting in improved soft touch (80 to 90 Shore A hardness) and hard TPU grades with improved staining and hydrolysis resistance compared to previous, standard aliphatic TPU, especially designed for electronic, wearables, automotive and sports applications.
Appealing aesthetics, optical clarity and light fastness are major drivers when choosing thermoplastic elastomers. Thanks to Lubrizol's UV-stable aliphatic TPU products, plastic engineers and designers can take advantage of soft to hard materials that do not yellow under light, heat and humidity, and moreover, combine durability and aesthetic properties, providing:
- Cost-effective manufacturing (fast cycling, high flow, low density),
- Flexibility, elastic/rebound and high-resilience properties,
- Excellent weatherability and staining resistance, and
- High heat and chemical resistance.
"Designers in wearables, automotive, electronics and sports markets are becoming more and more demanding about the aesthetics and surface finish they need, and this TPU can keep superior mechanical properties while retaining appealing aesthetics for years to come," states Romina Marin.
Lubrizol has a broad Aliphatic TPU (Pearlthane(TM)) portfolio for molded applications currently available that includes bio-based*, soft and hard TPU solutions and also allows a molded, durable part to last longer under the sun.
About Lubrizol Engineered Polymers
With more than 55 years of experience and a worldwide network that includes formulation design, manufacturing, R&D and cutting-edge technologies, Lubrizol offers one of the broadest portfolios of engineered polymers available today including resins that can be bio-based*, recyclable**, light stable, flame retardant, adhesive, chemically resistant, optically clear (aliphatic), and fast cycling. The scope of our influence crosses many industries, with applications that include the industrial, automotive, electronics, and sports and recreation industries. For more information, visit www.lubrizol.com/engineeredpolymers.
About The Lubrizol Corporation
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers' products while reducing their environmental impact. It produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of specialty resins and additives. Our products for the oilfield market include technologies for exploration, production and transportation.
With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 9,000 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2014 were $7 billion. For more information, visit Lubrizol.com.
*Bio-based content as certified in accordance with ASTM D-6866.
**Recyclability is based on access to a readily available standard recycling program that supports such materials. This product may not be recyclable in all areas.
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