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Lubrizol Unveils Non-halogen Flame Retardant TPU Products for Improved Process Performance

Published on 2014-12-10. Author : SpecialChem

SHANGHAI, China -- Lubrizol Engineered Polymers announces the launch of recently developed innovative thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) products: Estane® ZHF 85AB3, Estane® ZHF 90AB3 and Estane® ZHF 85AT8. These new products are designed specifically to fulfill growing market needs for improved process performance - combined with non-halogen flame retardant properties - by extrusion and molding companies.

Estane® ZHF 85AB3 and Estane® ZHF 90AB3 are both polyester-based TPUs with a hardness of 85A & 90A respectively. Both grades exhibit very strong mechanical strength. In addition, Estane® ZHF 85AT8 is a polyether TPU with a hardness of 85A. It has excellent low temperature performance and hydrolysis resistance. Besides their unique features, these three products have common performance advantages, including:

  • Very good extrusion performance
  • Silky matte surfaces
  • Excellent flame retardance (UL-94 V0 & UL1581 VW-1)

Mr. Jiaming Zhang, industrial marketing manager, Asia Pacific, notes "Our new non-halogen flame retardant TPU grades have received a great response from our customers. They offer a combination of excellent process performance with non-halogen properties, which is sought out by a large portion of industrial market sectors. Lubrizol is committed to continuing to provide high performance products to support our customers' growing needs."

Lubrizol Engineered Polymers is more than among the leading suppliers and manufacturers of polymer solutions; Lubrizol is a proven and trusted partner to its customers. With 50+ years of experience and a worldwide network that includes formulation design, manufacturing, R&D, technical service labs and cutting-edge technologies, Lubrizol helps make its customers' products more amazing. Lubrizol's extensive polymer portfolio includes resins that can be bio-based*, recyclable**, light stable, flame retardant, solvent-free, adhesive, breathable or chemically resistant.

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 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.

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 7,500 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2013 were $6.4 billion.

Source: Lubrizol Corporation

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