Think, create, Elastollan® (TPU)
Elastollan® is the brand name for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) from BASF. Over the last few decades, the numerous benefits of Elastollan® in all its forms – aromatic or aliphatic, very soft or glass fiber-reinforced, flame retardant or highly transparent – have been clearly demonstrated across every sector of industry.
Key Advantages of Elastollan®
- High wear and abrasion resistance
- High tensile strength and excellent tear resistance
- High resistance against oils, greases, oxygen, and ozone
- Very good low-temperature flexibility
- Very good damping capacity
Elastollan® is the brand name for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) from BASF. It stands for maximum reliability, consistent product quality and cost efficiency. Elastollan® can be extruded into hoses, cable sheathing, belts, films and profiles, and can also be processed using blow molding and injection molding technologies.
This extensive product portfolio, which makes use of a variety of raw materials and formulations, is the starting point for successfully bringing innovative customer projects to fruition.
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Product Range Thermoplastic Special Elastomers
|Product Range||Chemistry||Shore Hardness*||Range Properties|
|11||Ether||50 A - 75 D||excellent hydrolysis resistance, cold flexibility, resistance to microorganisms|
|12||Ether||86 A - 83 D||highly transparent, excellent hydrolysis resistance, cold flexibility, resistance to microorganisms|
|13||Ether||85 A - 90 A||water-vapor permeable, good tear propagation strength, very good mechanical properties|
|C||Ester||80 A - 73 D||excellent mechanical properties, very good damping behavior, good rebound, very good wear resistance|
|B||Ester||82 A - 64 D||very good mechanical properties, good cold flexibility, good wear resistance|
|BCF||Ester||45 A - 70 D||very good wear resistance and low-temperature flexibility, excellent processing behavior especially in injection molding, good compression set|
||60 A - 61 D||good mechanical properties, good abrasion resistance|
|600||Ester||85 A - 50 D||transparent, good damping behavior and rebound|
|700||Ester||85 A||excellent mechanical properties and chemical resistance, outstanding wear resistance, good damping characteristic and high resilience performance|
|800||Ester||80 A - 90 A||very good transparency, good abrasion resistance|
|A||Ether or ester aliphatic||65 A - 55 D||color-fast, non-yellowing, hydrolysis-resistant (ether)|
|L||Ether or ester aliphatic||75 A - 60 D||color-fast, long-term UV-stability|
|FHF, HFFR, FR||Ether flame retardant||75 A - 54 D||non-halogen-based flame retardant, outstanding mechanical properties, excellent hydrolysis resistance, resistance to microorganisms|
|Food Contact (FC)||Ester or ether||70 A - 75 D||general suitability for food contact applications in FDA and and EU regulated markets (see Food Contact Information)|
|HPM||Ester||60 A - 55 D||very good damping behavior and rebound, high temperature resistance, improved setting behavior, good demolding properties, color-fast, soft touch|
|R||Ester-reinforced||E-Modul 1000 - 14000 MPa||glass fiber-reinforced, very high stiffness, low thermal expansion coefficient, low shrinkage, very good impact resistance|
|N||bio-based Ether||85 A - 95 A||biobased, excellent mechanical properties, durable, flame retardant possible, good media resistance|
|BMB||Ether||70 A - 95 A||based on biomass balance approach; saving of fossil raw materials, reduction of greenhouse gases, identical product quality and -properties|
|Infinergy®||expanded, predominantly closed-cell foam particles made of
thermoplastic polyurethane (E-TPU)
* incl. plasticized products
Focus topic: Plastics for wallbox applications
If you want a relaxed drive with your electric car, you better have a charging station at home. Function and safety are decisive criteria here, but optics and design are also becoming more and more important. In the Wallbox Demonstrator, BASF is showing some plastic materials that are ideally suited for certain application points in a wallbox and that cover the high requirements in the wallbox sector particularly well thanks to their product performance.
The material combines properties such as abrasion resistance and flame retardancy in ideal balance with mechanics, usability and flexibility over a wide temperature range while offering strong UV, weather and ozone resistance.
Based on non-halogenated flame retardant additives, both materials have a UL94-V0 flame retardant classification and are easy to color. The low content of halides counteracts contact corrosion.
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The first semi-crystalline and semi-transparent polyamide that allows light to pass through largely unhindered. The polyamide combines chemical, temperature and scratch resistance with colorable transparency.
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New mobility concepts require innovative materials.
Charging cables for electric vehicles also need cable sheathings ensuring a strong resistance to UV, weather, ozone and microbes. In order to make the charging process safe, cables should be made flame retardant without halogens, must be able to form a coil and must be flexible. Elastollan® is perfect for this complex requirements profile. Elastollan® further sets itself apart from other materials by being recyclable.
Elastollan® features an extraordinary property profile combining elasticity with resistance over a wide range of temperatures. It is abrasion- and impact-resistant, has a good elastic recovery, is tear and kink-resistant as well as oil- and grease-resistant. Moreover, Elastollan® can be modified for specific applications, by glass-fiber reinforcement, for instance.
Our Elastollan® Innovations
Creator Talk at K 2022
Schwalbe’s Aerothan Tube made of BASF’s Elastollan®
Empowering the Electric Distribution Network with BASF Plastics
Materializing eMobility ambitions
Polymer Solutions for eMobility
Elastollan®, the thermoplastic PU elastomer (TPU) of BASF, which is developed, produced and marketed by BASF Polyurethanes for the European Market at the site in Lemförde, can be processed in a targeted manner using various methods.
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Elastollan® Application Range
The applications are as manifold as its product properties: Explore the various application possibilities of Elastollan®!