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Lubrizol at WAC 2016: to Present Latest Developments in TPUs for HMAs

Published on 2016-09-16. Author : SpecialChem

CLEVELAND -- The Lubrizol Corporation's Engineered Polymers business has announced that it will participate at World Adhesives Congress (WAC) 2016 taking place in Tokyo, Japan, on October 28, 2016. Lubrizol will present a paper on its latest innovations in thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) for high performing hot melt adhesives (HMAs) and reactive hot melt (RHM OR HMPUR).


Innovative Technologies for High performing Hot Melt Adhesives & HMPUR

Lubrizol at WAC 2016
Lubrizol at WAC 2016

At WAC 2016, Lubrizol will focus on recent developments with the high-adhesion, soft Pearlbond™300 TPU series for bonding of any substrates in the textile market, even difficult ones. Despite its low hardness ranging from 52 to 64 Shore A, the Pearlbond 300 TPU series is plasticizer-free so the risk of adhesive migration during processing is diminished, reducing defects from staining or weak seams. Improved processability and extrusion at low temperatures are two other key features.

The outstanding elasticity of the new Pearlbond 300 TPU series gives a new freedom of movement, as well as comfort and soft touch feel. These values can also be found in Pearlbond 700, the first of a new generation of fast and high-heat resistant TPUs (new) that help hot melt adhesive manufacturers to make stronger products with low temperature flexibility and good adhesion in textile lamination, automotive, metals, woodworking, filters, conveyor belts, and Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP) applications.

Javier Tortosa, Lubrizol Engineered Polymers' global business manager for adhesives, notes, "TPU was invented by Lubrizol Advanced Materials in 1959 and since its invention, Lubrizol has continued to innovate and apply its in-depth-TPU experience and knowledge to help customers succeed by driving innovative solutions for some of the industry's toughest applications challenges. The Pearlbond 700 series will help adhesive manufacturers save money by cutting down setting time via a high-performing bonding solution that requires less energy to process and provides a higher life cycle expectancy since it can be applied at low-temperature."

Benefits of new fast and high-heat TPU


  • Better impact resistance and adhesion
  • Absorption of vibrations. 

Gonzalo Löwenberg, Lubrizol Engineered Polymers' Adhesives R&D manager for applications & technical service, adds that "Pearlbond 700 is a breakthrough and evolution in crystalline TPU chemistry that has broken the barriers of the traditional TPU adhesive market. There is no other TPU for adhesives like it."

About Lubrizol Engineered Polymers

With more than 55 years of experience and a worldwide network that includes formulation design, manufacturing, R&D and cutting-edge technologies, Lubrizol Engineered Polymers offers one of the broadest portfolios of engineered polymers available today including resins that are bio-based*, recyclable**, light stable, flame retardant, adhesive, chemically resistant, optically clear and fast cycling. Our technology crosses many industries and applications, including surface protection, power and fluid systems, sports and recreation, wearable devices, electronics and automotive.

About The Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers' products while reducing their environmental impact. It produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and specialty materials encompassing polymer and coatings technologies, along with polymer-based pharmaceutical and medical device solutions. Our products for the oilfield market include technologies for exploration, production and transportation.

With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 9,000 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2015 were $7 billion.

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Source: Lubrizol
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