Barcelona, Spain-Merquinsa announced that it is unveiling new extrusion grades at FIP Oyonnax, in France, 13-16 June, where it will show new products in the Pearlthane TPU range for extrusion applications, specifically grades showing high performance features in profiles, tubing and cables.
"Merquinsa has been dedicated to continuously improving the quality and transparency of its Pearlthane and Pearlcoat extrusion grades," said Jean Marc Galvez, commercial manager at Merquinsa.
The company plans to expand these grades "to meet even the most stringent extrusion specifications by providing grades with low gels, superior consistency and excellent abrasion resistance," Galvez added.
At Oyonnac, Merquinsa will show:
* Pearlthane D11T85E is a polycaprolactone copolyester based TPU, for profiles, tubing or films. It offers superior heat performance combined with hydrolysis resistance, the firm claims.
* Pearlthane D16N92, a polyether based TPU with a 92 Shore A hardness. It combines excellent hydrolysis resistance with top mechanical properties, with FDA compliance, and is the "best choice for tube, hoses, and profile manufacturers that require a polyether grade," said Merquinsa.
*·Pearlthane D16N87, a recent development aimed at to meet the ever stricter specifications cable manufacturers must meet. This 87 Shore A polyether-based grade has easy processability, and microbial resistance, giving "unparalleled flexibility" in high performance cables. Merquinsa said.
Separately, at Plastpol 2006 in Kielce, Poland, Merquinsa & WEP celebrated the first anniversary of their first distribution agreement for Pearlthane & Pearlcoat TPU speciality elastomers for extrusion and moulding applications.
Merquinsa said it has been expanding its presence in Poland and eastern Europe, building up its distributorship network to better serve its local customers for thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU).
Plastpol held 31 May-3 June, is a fast growing plastic exhibition. "We would like to thank our Polish TPU customers who have responded very well to the unique value proposition Merquinsa is offering and delivering in Poland through its distributor WEP," said Vicenc Rocher, eastern Europe sales manager, Merquinsa.
Merquinsa is a producer of speciality TPUs, offering innovative products for injection moulding, extrusion, compounding, adhesives & coatings applications.The Barcelona-headquartered group has regional centres in North America andAsia.