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BASF introduces new high-heat TPUs at IWCS in Providence, Rhode Island

Published on 2008-11-17. Author : SpecialChem

WYANDOTTE, MI -- At the annual 2008 IWCS (International Wire and Cable Show), the thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) business unit of BASF Corporation introduced two new tough, halogen-free, high-heat grades of TPU for wire and cable jacketing applications. Both TPUs exhibit excellent abrasion resistance, toughness, low temperature properties, hydrolytic stability and fungus resistance per standard DIN tests.

New Elastollan® 1190 A 10 FHF TPU is offered to supplement the company's FHF line of products and features a non-halogenated fire retardant for cable jacketing and other applications. This new grade has a Shore A hardness of 90, a tensile strength of 25 MPa (between other BASF grades) and a good tear strength of 60 N/m. Abrasion loss is 30 mm3. These specifications enable users seeking performance specifications that fall in between other BASF grades.

BASF also featured its Elastollan 1185 A 10 F001 TPU polyether-based TPU compound that contains a halogen-containing flame retardant. It is formulated for extrusion applications that include cable jacketing, film/sheet, hose and hose jacketing and profile extrusions. This TPU has a Shore A hardness of 87 and a tensile strength of 29 MPa, as well as an extremely high tear strength of 96 N/mm.

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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 $16.4 billion in 2007.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from oil and gas to chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals. 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 more than 95,000 employees and posted sales of almost €58 billion in 2007.

Source: BASF

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