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Lubrizol at Techtextil: To Unveil Extended Range of Breathable Estane® TPUs

Published on 2015-04-16. Author : SpecialChem

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Lubrizol Engineered Polymers announces it will participate at the Techtextil international trade fair, to be held May 4-7 in Frankfurt, Germany. Lubrizol's stand will be located in booth A10 in Exhibit Hall 6.1, where Lubrizol will present its extended range of high-performance, breathable Estane® TPUs (thermoplastic polyurethanes).

The newly launched product offering spans across a wide-range of breathabilities-SD values as low as to 0.1 and hardnesses from 75 to 88 Shore A. Depending on the grade, customers can now enjoy the following benefits when selecting Estane breathable TPUs:

  • Superior heat resistance 
  • Very easy processing via extrusion coating process: no pin holes with most non-woven substrates
  • Very good bonding strength to various substrates such as PET or polypropylene
  • Optimized UV resistance eliminating the need for any extra stabilization
  • Very high water column obtained with similar values before and after UV and heat aging

"The use of TPU-based breathable roofing membranes is a growing trend in the quality building market in Europe. Placed underneath an unventilated pitched roof, breathable TPU allows homeowners to protect their insulation material by removing any moisture resulting from condensation," says James Ruben, market segment manager, film and sheet. "Breathable TPU roofing membranes are easier to install and more forgiving than competing materials due to their ultra-high mechanical resistance and total absence of holes. The product has the adequate UV stability to cope with UV exposure before the roof tiles are installed (irrespective of the color) and can handle the very high heat of a roof equipped with solar panels while maintaining its properties over a period of 25 years and beyond."

All marks are owned by The Lubrizol Corporation.
* 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. Products may not be available in all areas.

About Lubrizol Engineered Polymers

With over 55 years of experience and a worldwide network that includes formulation design, manufacturing, R&D, applications/technical service labs, sales professionals and cutting-edge technologies, Lubrizol Engineered Polymers helps make its customers products more amazing. Its extensive polymer portfolio includes resins that can be bio-based*, recyclable**, light stable, flame retardant, adhesive, breathable or chemically resistant, along with other features almost too numerous to mention. The scope of our influence crosses many industries, with applications that include the industrial, electronics, and sports and recreation industries. Manufacturers worldwide turn to Lubrizol as a single, convenient and reliable source for polymer solutions to the toughest application challenges.

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 8,000 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2014 were $7 billion.

Source: Lubrizol

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