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Lubrizol & VELOX at Fakuma’15: To Show Latest TPU Innovations for Wire & Cable

Published on 2015-10-08. Author : SpecialChem

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Lubrizol Engineered Polymers announces it will be showcasing its latest developments for the wire and cable markets, alongside its distributor VELOX GmbH (Booth No. 5001 in Hall B5). The Fakuma International trade fair for plastics processing takes place in Friedrichshafen, Germany from October 13-17.

Fig. 1: Lubrizol

Lubrizol's thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) range is especially designed to meet the most demanding high-tech specifications. Lubrizol and VELOX will be featuring the latest Estane® TPU innovations for wire and cable applications, with special focus on DACH region as well as emerging markets, like Poland and Czech Republic. VELOX has been successfully representing Lubrizol Engineered Polymers for more than 10 years.

Among the global leaders in supplying TPU specialties for injection molding, extrusion, adhesives, and compounding polymer solutions, Lubrizol will be highlighting its innovative offering including:

Estane® TS92AP7 NAT 021: New, high-heat TPU is not only formulated for superior abrasion and chemical resistance, but also features excellent high heat resistance and low temperature flexibility. With its UL 125°C rating and UL94 V2 yellow card certification, Estane TS92AP7 is the next generation of high-heat-resistant TPUs for cable jacketing and injection molded components.

Estane ZHF 92AT3 NAT 022: Halogen-free flame retardant TPU meets UL94 V0 with a LOI of 33% while maintaining toughness and flexibility in various cable applications (robotic, data and communication, or construction). It also meets the stringent UL 1581 section 1061 (3 x 60 seconds) cable flame test for industrial cables with a diameter below 5 mm.

Estane ZHF 58202 NAT 001 EXP: New, experimental halogen-free grade with low smoke density, low toxicity and compliant to EN 45545 -2 for railways application and UL FT-2 small diameter cable capabilities.

*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.
All marks are owned by The Lubrizol Corporation.

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 its influence crosses many industries, with applications that include the industrial, automotive, electronics, and sports and recreation industries.

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. Its 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.

About VELOX GmbH

VELOX GmbH is among the European leaders in the marketing and distribution of raw material specialties for the plastics, composites, additives and paints and coatings industries. Founded in 1993 by Bernard Goursaud and N. Max Schlenzig, VELOX is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. The company has 18 offices throughout Europe and employs over 200 experienced employees to support its customers.

Source: Lubrizol

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