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Lubrizol at FEICA 2015 Conf. & Expo: to Unveil High-heat TPU for Hot Melt Adhesives

Published on 2015-09-04. Author : SpecialChem

BARCELONA, Spain -- Lubrizol Advanced Materials M.S. S.L. (FKA Merquinsa) announces it will be presenting a new, fast, high heat TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) material development for hot melt adhesives (HMAs) at the FEICA European Adhesive and Sealant Conference and Expo in Vilamoura, Portugal from September 9-11.

Fig. 1: Lubrizol

Lubrizol has developed a new thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) for high performing HMAs used in diverse markets like footwear, automotive, filtration, apparel interlinings, textiles, sports goods and packaging. Until recently, materials used in these applications were limited to copolyamides and copolyesters to achieve a good initial adhesion in a few seconds and high-heat resistant performance. Thanks to Lubrizol's industry-leading formulation technology, a new material with elastomeric features has been launched that outperforms traditional materials based on its polyurethane chemistry. This new, fast, high-heat material adds improved impact resistance, adherence (higher polarity) and vibration absorption vs. competitive materials.

"This new, unique TPU solution provides a higher life cycle expectation due to its toughness at lower temperature cycles and its lower glass transition," states Gonzalo Löwenberg, global R&D manager for adhesives applications & technical service, Estane® Engineered Polymers. "Now, thanks to the solution formulated by Lubrizol, there is a revolutionary new crystalline TPU chemistry that has broken the barriers of the traditional TPU adhesive market."

Lubrizol's Pearlstick™) and Pearlbond™) TPU product lines for adhesives includes polymers that can be utilized in hot melts, solvent-based adhesives, HMPUR (or RHM - Reactive Hot Melts), and adhesive films.

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 offers one of the broadest portfolios of engineered polymers available today that includes resins that can be bio-based*, recyclable**, light stable, flame retardant, adhesive, breathable or chemically resistant, along with other features almost too numerous to mention. The scope of our influence crosses many industries, with applications that include the industrial, electronics, and sports and recreation industries.

About Lubrizol Advanced Materials M.S. S.L. (FKA Merquinsa)

Lubrizol Advanced Materials M.S. S.L. (FKA Merquinsa) is a leading thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) specialty producer, providing innovative products for injection molding, extrusion, calendaring, melt coating, compounding and adhesive applications. Merquinsa was acquired by The Lubrizol Corporation in 2011. The Merquinsa product lines are now integrated into Lubrizol's Engineered Polymers business.

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 pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of specialty resins and additives. 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 8,000 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2014 were $7 billion.

*Bio-based content as certified in accordance with ASTM D-6866.

**Recyclability is based on access to a readily available standard recycling program that supports such materials. This product may not be recyclable in all areas.

Source: Lubrizol

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