TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane)
Semi-finished products such as sheets, foils, round bars and finished parts
Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is a thermoplastic and is based on polyether (polyether-polyurethane – hydrolysis resistance and better microbe resistance) or polyester (polyester-polyurethane – good oil and grease resistance). Polyether polyurethane is used more for outdoor applications due to these properties, while polyether polyurethane is used more frequently in mechanical engineering or in the automotive industry.
TPU : The material - technical properties
TPU can replace cross-linked elastomers in many cases due to its high elasticity and tensile strength and can be the more suitable plastic (which is advantageous due to its recyclability) . The surface hardness, usually specified in Shore A, can usually be adapted to the requirement by selecting a suitable granulate or by adding additives. In many cases, the hardness is around Shore A 85, but can be adjusted in both directions. Thermoplastic polyurethanes are highly wear resistant (in some cases higher than PE UHMW), in many cases UV stable and food grade. Polyether polyurethane can be ultrasonically welded. Both types can generally be used even at low temperatures, have good recovery behavior and very high flexural strength
Properties of TPU :
- Highest wear resistance
- Very high flexural fatigue strength
- High flexibility over a wide temperature range
- good resilience
- good dynamic load capacity
- Hydrolysis and microbe resistance (for polyether grades and for modified polyester grades)
- good to very good weathering resistance
- oil, grease and solvent resistance
- very high tear resistance
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*Special colors are possible from a minimum quantity of approx. 2.5 t.
Formats roll goods
|1000 mm width||
From a thickness of 10µ up to 2,0mm
Die-cuts and blanks are also available from these formats!
(Other opacity, polyether TPU other hardness and many other modifications such as a resistance to H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) available)
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