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Elastollan® HPM and Citroën C4 Cactus

Elastollan® HPM ‒ The First TPU for the Automotive Exterior

Flexible, UV-stable and Good to Process

Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) can now also be used on the vehicle exterior – even extensively and unpainted. As the first manufacturer, BASF offers with the new type Elastollan® AC 55D10 HPM (High Performance Material) a TPU that combines freedom of design and long-term durability with attractive haptics and a high-class appearance. The new material not only boasts the properties of conventional TPU but shows new features as well.

Benefits

Key Properties of Elastollan® HPM

  • Good tensile strength and abrasion resistance
  • Excellent impact resistance at low temperatures
  • Scratch-resistance
  • Elasticity
  • Good colorability
  • UV- and weather-resistance

Improved Processing

BASF has also further developed the processing properties of the new Elastollan® grade. Elastollan® HPM can be injection-molded within a wide process window with a cycle time that is 50% shorter compared with conventional TPU. It has excellent flow properties, which means that low wall thicknesses of 1.5 to 1.8 mm can be produced without affecting the surface quality.

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