resin family

Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)

All Resin Families

TPU is the most versatile of the TPE’s, offering excellent mechanical properties and toughness, excellent abrasion and cut/tear resistance, along with good compression set and chemical resistance.

Polymer Characteristics

  • Excellent Mechanical Properties and Toughness
  • Superior Abrasion Resistance
  • Excellent Cut/Tear Resistance and Scratch/Mar Resistance
  • Excellent Sound/Vibration Dampening Characteristics
  • Good Compression Set Resistance
  • Good Chemical, Oil and Solvent Resistance
  • Broad End Use Temperature Range
  • Soft-Touch/Over-Molding/Bondable with a Variety of Substrates
  • Wide Hardness Range, 60 Shore A to 75 Shore D
  • Polyether-Based Grades Offer Excellent Clarity, Hydrolytic Stability, and Resistance to Salt Water, Mold, Mildew and Fugus.

Grades

  • Aromatic and Aliphatic Grades
  • Polyester-Based and Polyether-Based Grades
  • General Purpose Grades
  • FDA Food Contact Compliant Grades
  • FDA Medical Approved Grades
  • NSF Approved Grades
  • UV Stabilized Grades
  • UL Approved Grades
  • Flame Retardant Grades
  • Glass-Filled Grades (Short and Long Fiber)
  • High Modulus Grades
  • Lubricated Grades

Processing Methods

  • Injection Molding
  • Extrusion (Profile, Film, Sheet)
  • Blow Molding

Typical Applications

  • Automotive (Seals, Gaskets, Bushings, Grommets, Tambour Doors, Convertible Windows, Instrument Panel Skins)
  • Dunnage
  • Agriculture (Farm Implements, Animal Identification Tags)
  • Electronics (Cell Phone and Smart Pad Components and Covers)
  • Consumer Products (Lawn and Garden Tools, Power Tools, Shoes)
  • Sports and Recreation (Golf Discs, Golf Balls, Wheels, Shoes, ATV Components)
  • Energy (Geophysical Cables)
  • Industrial (Caster Wheels, Marine Products, Mining Screens, Pads)
  • Extruded Tubing, Wire/Cable, Fire Hose, Belting, Film)
  • NSF 61 Drinking Water Systems
  • FDA Food Contact and Medical Component Parts

Trade Names

Covestro Desmopan® Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU), Covestro Texin® Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)