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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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
Schwalbe’s Aerothan Tube made of BASF’s Elastollan®
Empowering the Electric Distribution Network with BASF Plastics
Materializing eMobility ambitions
Polymer Solutions for eMobility
Live Talk at K Fair 2016!
Product Range Thermoplastic Special Elastomers
|Series Type||Chemistry||Shore Hardness||Range Properties|
|11||Ether||70 A to 75 D
||Excellent hydrolysis resistance, cold flexibility, resistance to microorganisms
|11 FHF, HFFR, FR
||Ether flame retardant||75 A to 54 D||Non-halogen-based flame retardant, outstanding mechanical properties,
excellent hydrolysis resistance, resistance to microorganisms
|12||Ether||85 A to 83 D||Highly transparent, excellent hydrolysis resistance, cold flexibility,
resistance to microorganisms
|12 FHF||Ether flame retardant||70 D to 80 D||Non-halogen-based flame retardant, outstanding mechanical properties, high rigidity, excellent hydrolysis resistance, resistance to microorganisms|
||85 A to 90 A||Water-vapor permeable, good tear propagation strength, very good mechanical properties|
|C||Ester||80 A to 75 D||Excellent mechanical properties, very good damping behavior,
good rebound, very good wear resistance
||80 A to 65 D||Very good mechanical properties, good cold flexibility, good wear resistance|
|500||Ester||85 A to 65 D||Good mechanical properties, good abrasion resistance|
|600||Ester||70 A to 50 D||Transparent, good damping behavior and rebound|
|700||Ester||70 A to 65 D||Very good hydrolysis resistance, high wear resistance, very low
compression set, very good mechanical properties
|800||Ester||75 A to 95 A||Very good transparency, good abrasion resistance|
|A||Ether or ester aliphatic||65 A to 55 D||Color-fast, non-yellowing, hydrolysis-resistant (ether)|
|L||Ether or ester aliphatic||75 A to 80 D||Transparent, long-term UV-stability|
|Soft||Ester or ether
||35 A to 65 A||Very good wet grip, very flexible, very soft in part, highly transparent in part, ESD grades with very good volume resistivity|
|HPM||Ester||60 A to 55 D||Very good damping behavior and rebound, high temperature resistance, improved setting behavior, good demolding properties, color-fast, soft touch|
|CS||Ester||70 A to 65 D||Very good compression set, extremely low creep behavior|
|R||Ester-reinforced||E-modulus 1000-17000 MPa
||Glass fiber-reinforced, very high stiffness, low thermal expansion
coefficient, low shrinkage, very good impact resistance
|Food Contact (FC)||Ester or ether||70 A to 75 D||Basic suitability for food contact applications in FDA and EU-regulated markets (see Food Contact Information)|
|Hotbond||Ester||see technical product info||Excellent adhesive properties, good solubility with a broad viscosity range|
|Bondura||Ester||see technical product info||Excellent adhesive properties, low activation temperature, good solubility with a broad viscosity range|
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®!