The Dow Chemical Company has introduced a new calendaring-grade of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) elastomers to be commercialized under the PELLETHANE™ brand. The new elastomer can offer performance and processing advantages for a wide array of demanding applications including fabrics, non-wovens and industrial products such as conveyor belts and sewer liners.
A method often used for coatings applications, calendaring allows resin to be placed directly onto fabrics. Specifically engineered for this technique, the new TPU elastomer is easily processed and produces excellent adhesion and chemical resistance. With a combination of clarity, abrasion resistance, tensile strength, chemical resistance and excellent processability, Dow's PELLETHANE TPU elastomers are a material of choice for a wide range of demanding applications. In addition to calendaring, these TPU products can be fabricated by a variety of methods including injection molding, extrusion and blow molding.
PELLETHANE TPU elastomers are among many innovative products that underscore Dow's strategy to strengthen its Performance business portfolio by prioritizing technology and solutions. Sample test quantities are available to customers.