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BASF Elastollan® TPU adhesive receives NSF Standard 61 approval

Published on 2009-03-25. Author : SpecialChem

Elastollan® ET 3685-11 - Hotmelt TPU adhesive for CIPP potable water rehabilitation application.

WYANDOTTE, MI -- BASF, the first thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) manufacturer to receive the NSF Standard 61 approval for its Elastollan® TPU for CIPP (cured-in-place pipe) applications used for trenchless infrastructure repairs, is also the first to receive the approval for Elastollan® ET 3685-11 TPU adhesive for CIPP.

"This new innovation will open the doors for liner manufacturers to develop new concepts for new products," said Luc Lupien, Senior Market Development Specialist, Polyurethanes, at BASF. "The approval by the NSF for potable water applications reinforces BASF Polyurethanes' commitment to this industry as we continue to work on new developments and product innovations."

The Elastollan adhesive is used in potable water CIPP construction to assemble the product. Benefits include low activation temperatures (145 degrees Celsius and 293 degrees Fahrenheit) and excellent flexibility at low temperatures.

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BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 15,000 employees in North America, and had sales of approximately $17.5 billion in 2008.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals, as well as oil and gas. As a reliable partner, BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges, such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF has approximately 97,000 employees and posted sales of more than €62 billion in 2008. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).

Source: BASF


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