Merquinsa (Spain), a leading producer of thermoplastic polyurethane specialty products, launched a new Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) range: PEARLTHANE® MAXI at the ongoing CHINAPLAS 2009 exhibition in Guangzhou. This new range of polyester- and polyether-based TPU grades for Injection molding and Extrusion applications has been specifically designed taking into account Chinese customer needs for quality and cost performance. It is based on Merquinsa's MAXI proprietary technology which offers lot-to-lot quality consistency, low gel levels and a very good base color for a wide range of Footwear, Film & Sheet, Cables, and Automotive applications, among others.
"With PEARLTHANE® MAXI ´s product launch, Merquinsa expresses its most esteemed recognition and commitment to its Chinese customers and prospects as it celebrates its 35-year anniversary presence in the Chinese market at CHINAPLAS 2009", according to a company spokesman. In addition, Merquinsa's TPU specialties include latest innovations such as PEARLTHANE® CLEAR, and PEARLTHANE® ECO renewable-sourced eco-friendly TPU grades for a wide range of sport & leisure, consumer goods, melt coating, and film & sheet applications. The company was recently granted the Frost & Sullivan 2008 Global Thermoplastic Urethane (TPU) Product Innovation Green Excellence of the Year Award for their groundbreaking work on Pearlthane® and Pearlbond® ECO brands.