Cleveland, Ohio - Lubrizol Corp.'s subsidiary, Lubrizol Advanced Materials Inc., is introducing masterbatches of its Estane thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) line, the company recently announced.
The masterbatches improve performance and are compatible with both polyester- and polyether-based TPUs, Lubrizol said. Products available are as follows:
• Estane MB A4OOT is a TPU-based masterbatch that provides both anti-block and gloss reduction of finished extruded TPU articles such as film, sheet, profile, cable jacket, hose, and tube, the company said.
• Estane MB A4OOT TPU is a TPU-based masterbatch that provides UV protection to finished articles TPU articles. In their targeted TPU, the masterbatch protects the polymer by reducing colour development and retaining physical properties over the exposure time.
"These masterbatches have been created based on our many years of experience as a major global TPU manufacturer. They compliment our wide product line of Estane TPUs and provide customers an economical, on-site customisation for their individual requirements," said Ralf Hüther market manager for Estane Engineered Polymers.