Monday, March 7, 2011

Why Elastollan®?

Among all producers of thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU), only BASF, the world's largest chemical company, makes Elastollan®.

BASF has been setting the benchmark for TPU quality and innovative formulations for more than 30 years. During this time, they've developed a well-deserved reputation for providing consistently excellent products and robust technical and customer service.

BASF has formulated Elastollan® to excel in all standard measures of TPU performance. Elastollan's® unique physical qualities include the following:
  • It offers increased elastic memory, hydrolytic stability, tear/cut resistance and abrasion resistance, as well as high burst pressure.
  • It's naturally anti-blocking and allows for a fast processing cycle.
  • It requires little to no internal lubricant.

In addition, Elastollan® is available in a wide range of formulations and hardness (from 50 A to 74 D),
as well as in both polyester- and polyether-based forms.

Polyester-based Elastollan® typically provides:
  • Oil/solvent resistance
  • Weather (UV) resistance
  • Abrasion resistance
  • High-temperature resistance
  • Particularly excellent mechanical properties
  • Plasticizer-free, super-soft grades available

Polyether-based Elastollan® typically offers:
Excellent hydrolytic stability
Low-temperature flexibility
Microbial resistance
Resistance to weak acids/bases

Aliphatic-based Elastollan® typically supplies:
Color and UV stability
Excellent hydrolytic stability

When you select Elastollan®, you get more than just a superior product. You also get the full backing of BASF, the largest chemical company in the world.

Our highly trained, multitalented professionals have extensive technical/product-development skills and processing experience in the TPU industry, so they can provide you with expert customer service. This includes assistance with applications, product selection, processing equipment recommendations, on-site support and more.

Alliance Polymers & Services, LLC (APS) in Romulus, MI, is a full service warehousing, distribution, and technical service organization dedicated to helping elastomer marketers and processors with all their product and technical support needs.  APS currently markets and supports Polymax Maxelast® TPEs and BASF Elastollan® TPUs.
For more information on conventional, unique or highly durable applications, contact:

Alliance Polymers & Services LLC,
30735 Cypress Road, Suite 400,
Romulus, MI 48174
Tel:  734-710-6700
Fax: 734-710-6715.

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