Shanghai, China - Lubrizol Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai) Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of Lubrizol Corp., is to expand its line of aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), made by Thermedics Polymer Products, into the Asian market.
Thermedics, a major US producers of aliphatic TPUs, said in an 18 Aug statement that it has expanded capacity at its Wilmington, Massachusetts, plant which makes aliphatic TPUs, to meet the growing demand.
Aliphatic TPUs combine softness with strength and superior physical properties, and Thermedics offers an extensive array of products, "specifically formulated to have flexural endurance, high strength and processing versatility over a wide range of applications, the company said.
The range includes filled compounds visible during X-ray, also known as radio-opaque materials, which are easy to process into multi-lumen tubes.
PIC: White pellets of one of Thermedics aliphatics TPUs.