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Lubrizol Develops TPU for Sustainable Synthetic Leather Applications

Published on 2022-03-09. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Automotive    Sustainability and Bioplastics   

Lubrizol-TPU-estane Lubrizol Engineered Polymers has developed a high-performing ESTANE® thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) solution for vegan and sustainable synthetic leather applications that delivers high durability, enhanced comfort and pleasing aesthetics.

This advanced ESTANE® TPU technology also contributes to cleaner air quality in vehicle interiors due to its lower volatile organic content.

Related Read: Complete Guide on Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPU)

Enhanced Consumer Experience

Lubrizol is partnering with industry-leading players to meet the growing demand to enhance consumer’s driving experience with automotive interiors that are stylish, durable, highly functional, while also balancing a reduced impact on the environment.

This new application of advanced ESTANE® technology does not use any solvents and can be recycled, improving the overall sustainability footprint.

The innovative ESTANE® TPU technology can be processed by extrusion or calendaring. This enables synthetic leather producers to use ESTANE® TPU in their existing processes. It offers a high-performing solution with excellent wear and crack resistance, soft-touch haptics, and design versatility with colors and embossing.

Explore Lubrizol's Estane® Product Range

Source: Lubrizol Engineered Polymers

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