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Huntsman Launches Plasticizer-free TPU for Footwear Industry

Published on 2010-10-26. Author : SpecialChem

Huntsman has launched complete plasticizer-free thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) for the footwear industry. AVALON 65AS TPU are used in the production of eco-label casual shoes, children's footwear and safety boots. The new TPU is ideal for bonding to midsole PU-systems and offers anti-slip resistance. The product will be widely available in 2011.

Alfons Tremml, the Commercial Manager for Footwear at Huntsman says that historically, the production of TPUs with a typical hardness of 65 Shore A has required the use of a plasticizer, but Huntsman has been able to eliminate its use and created brand new plasticizer-free product.

At SIMAC, recently, Huntsman displayed water-based polyether systems and tin-free polyurethane products. These PUR-solutions are commonly used in men's, ladies and children's shoes.

About Huntsman

Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Its operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging.

Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman today has more than 11,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2009 revenues of approximately $8 billion.

Written By : Specialchem Editorial Team
Based on information displayed on http://www.fibre2fashion.com

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