Elastomers & TPU

Polyurethane Elastomers and Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPU) make up 15% of all polyurethanes used. For their incorporation into engineering applications it is important that elastomers have long term wear resistance, low temperature flexibility and high tear resistance.

One very important application of elastomers is in footwear, particularly in shoe-soling, where polyurethane’s high abrasion resistance is vital.¬†Another is in the manufacture of fibres, where flexibility and extensibility at very low temperatures is required.

To find out more about how Econic’s catalyst can be incorporated into the production of CO2¬†based elastomers, contact us.