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BASF Offers Sustainable TPU as Drop-in-Solution for Synthetic Leather Applications

BASF offers a high-performance and sustainable drop-in solution, Elastollan® thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) for premium synthetic leather applications in fashion consumables, furniture, and automotive segments.
As both calendaring and extrusion production lines can be used to process Elastollan® TPU, PVC manufacturers can utilize its existing calendaring line and ‘drop-in’ Elastollan® TPU seamlessly and cost-effectively.
Sustainable Synthetic Leather Production
Additionally, with Elastollan® TPU, synthetic leather can be produced without the use of solvents, meeting stringent VOC standards. Elastollan® TPU further contributes to sustainable development as it can be recycled mechanically and chemically.
The drop-in solution enables flexible and efficient processing. PVC manufacturers can now diversify their portfolio to offer both PVC and high-performance TPU. This contributes to sustainable development, as more TPU can be used by PVC manufacturers for the production of synthetic leather,” said Marilyn Lye, Vice President, Business Management Industrial, Performance Materials Asia Pacific.
Elastollan® TPU is also appealing for premium applications owing to its excellent soft-touch haptics, which help to enhance the look and feel of end products. Moreover, it is easy to dye and emboss, allowing a variety of colors and designs. It is also a material of choice as it possesses outstanding properties, including high abrasion resistance, hydrolysis resistance, and cold flexibility.
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Source: BASF

Publication date: 07/12/2021

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