Thermoplastic polyurethanes are high-tech materials with a unique combination of very useful properties. Thus they build a bridge between rubber and hard thermoplastics.
Their main advantages: extremely high wear and abrasion resistance, good resistance to oils, greases and solvents and good weather stability - combined with high elasticity and low temperature flexibility otherwise only known from rubber products.
TPU can be processed in a wide variety of processes, e.g. injection molding, extrusion, blow molding and calendaring and other coating methods. One of the latest Covestro developments even offers TPU suitable for the laser sinter process in additive manufacturing.
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