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Lubrizol Advanced Materials (FKA Merquinsa)

Description :
ESTANE® ECO TPU is the flagship product under the Bio-TPU™ by Lubrizol product offering. Originally developed by Merquinsa, ESTANE® ECO TPU is the first bio-based* TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) to not compromise on high-performance when compared to traditional petroleum-based TPUs. Its outstanding mechanical, physical and chemical properties offer significant flexibility in a wide-range of applications including:
• Highly flexible films
• Abrasion resistant hoses
• Soft touch injection molded parts
• Special compounds.

ESTANE® ECO TPU is made up of block copolymers consisting of a sequence of polyol soft segments and hard polyurethane segments. ESTANE® ECO TPU bridges the gap between thermoplastics and rubbers and can be used pure, as an additive or in blends with other polymers or rubbers.

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Product family :
Intermediate products > Resins, Polymers

Sectors/Markets :

Bio-based content
Castor oil, Corn
30-80%, Calculated according to ASTM D6866 (learn more)

Environmental gain
ESTANE® ECO TPU is the first Engineering Thermoplastic Polyurethane product range from renewable sources. ESTANE® ECO TPU has more carbon atoms in its chain coming from renewable sources (ASTM D6866).
ESTANE® ECO TPU also offers great resistance to moisture leading to aesthetic preservation and a longer product life time.

Geographical target markets, Manufacturing place, Place of supply in plant biomass
Last update 25/08/2021
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