South Deerfield, Massachusetts-Deerfield Urethane Inc. has added three versatile grades of its high-performance Dureflex thermoplastic and speciality elastomer film and sheet.
Deerfield has introduced X2140, a high slip/no bloom/low gloss grade, one with high elasticity and recovery (X2133) and a non-halogenated fire retardant material (X2103).
"As the leading supplier of thermoplastic urethanes (TPU) and thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) film and sheet," Deerfield takes note of customers' needs, said Jim Chrise, president and ceo.
Adding, "three smart products that have enormous commercial potential in many markets including apparel, sportswear, medical, construction, appliance, and commercial transportation," is part of Deerfield's approach, he indicated.
X2140: aromatic polyether polyurethane film or sheet type; has no additives to interfere with adhesion or inks; excellent hydrolysis and fungus resistance; recommended for use in continuous exposure to water or high-humidity. The base resin complies with various FDA regulatory standards and can be used in direct and indirect contact with food applications.
X2133: a highly elastic aromatic polyester polyurethane film or sheet grade; ideal where high elasticity / excellent elastic recovery needed; uses in clothing as a flat, invisible, washable elastic at waist, cuffs, etc; excellent resistance to gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation fuel, for example.
X2103: aromatic polyether polyurethane film or sheet grade with a non-halogenated fire retardant; for fabric uses as a fire-retardant protective and adhesive layer, or as "stand alone" film in demanding uses for appliances, building and structural components, and commercial transportation. Also has excellent hydrolysis and fungus resistance.
Deerfield Urethane, a subsidiary of Bayer MaterialScience llc, calls itself a leader in engineering and manufacturing high-performance, made-to-order polyurethane and speciality elastomer film and sheet. The company says it offers "a unique combination of developmental resources, film manufacturing technologies, production capabilities and capacity, material science understanding and customer orientation. Deefield also explores new formulations and technologies with Epurex Films, the European-based Bayer MaterialScience TPU and TPE film subsidiary.
PIC: low squeak Dureflex X2140 is ideal for such as applications as footwear, says Deerfield."