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Merquinsa to Unveil a New Wave of TPU Specialties at K2010

Published on 2010-09-08. Author : SpecialChem

MONTMELÓ, Barcelona -- Merquinsa, the TPU Specialty Company, announced its participation at K 2010 in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 27th Oct. to 3rd Nov., where it will be exhibiting for the first time in Hall 6, one of the main fair halls.

Under the motto "Everything You Can Imagine", in line with its Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPU) specialties and Sustainability focus, Merquinsa at this occasion will unveil a:

New "Wave of TPU Specialties"

  • Pearlthane® SILK: New Silicone-based TPUs: New Pearlthane® SILK grades with FDA and EU compliance will be launched to address needs for more functionalities, such as low coefficient of friction and silk touch in a wide range of elastomer applications.

  • Pearlthane® HFFR: New Halogen-Free Flame Retardant TPUs: Demand for halogen-free flame retardant elastomers keeps increasing in the automotive and electronics industry. New Pearlthane® HFFR grades offer innovative performance vs. incumbent market resins.

  • Pearlthane® ECO: Renewable-sourced Bio TPUs: Recognized Global Brands now make Green Shoes, Green Cars and Green Electronics from Merquinsa's Bio TPU polyester and polyether-based product ranges. Several New Commercial Renewable-sourced Bio TPU Applications will be exhibited at K2010.

  • Pearlthane® 91: Aliphatic, Non Staining, Non Yellowing TPUs: Premium Aesthetics deserve Pearlthane® 91Txx series. New scratch resistant and low gloss TPU grades will be featured for premium aesthetics in Automotive Interiors & Electronics.

  • Pearlbond® & Pearlcoat®: Low Melting Point TPUs: TPU chemistry goes beyond polymerizing isocyanates & polyols in a reactive extruder. With 46 years' history, Merquinsa will introduce very special low melting point Pearlbond® and Pearlcoat® TPUs with fast crystallization and tack properties for extrusion applications.

About Merquinsa

Merquinsa is one of the leading thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) specialty producers, providing innovative products for injection molding, extrusion, calendering, melt coating, compounding and adhesive applications. Merquinsa was granted the Frost & Sullivan 2008 Global Thermoplastic Urethane (TPU) Product Innovation Green Excellence of the Year Award. This award recognizes Merquinsa's innovation in biopolymers, with its groundbreaking Bio TPU made from renewable carbon resources and successfully marketed globally under Pearlthane® and Pearlbond® ECO brands. Merquinsa's headquarters are in Barcelona, Spain with regional centers in Asia and North America.

Source: Merquinsa

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