Leverkusen, Germany – Covestro and US compounder Teknor Apex have announced a joint project to produce new thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) compounds for tailored applications.
The link-up will aim to enhance the properties of Covestro TPUs to produce Desmoflex-branded compounds for industries, including the automotive, sports, electronics and medical sectors, Covestro announced 6 May.
Combining Covestro’s expertise in polyurethanes and Teknor’s custom formulation capabilities, the two companies aim to create customised products for new and existing customers.
The products will have high resistance to abrasion, wear, chemicals and weather, and can be compounded with various properties, such as soft, hard, stiff and elastic.
The compounding process will also aim to enhance properties such as flame retardancy, adhesion, appearance and feel of the polymers.
Thorsten Dreier, global head of the TPU business at Covestro, said: 'Together with Teknor Apex, we want to develop customised products to grow together with our existing and new customers.'