APILON™ 52 C are urethane-based thermoplastic elastomers (TPU) developed for the production of synthetic fabrics by dissolving them in solvents and then allowing them to subsequently coagulate. They stand out for their excellent physical-mechanical characteristics, which provide excellent toughness, abrasion resistance, flexibility and elasticity at a range of working temperatures.
APILON™ 52 C includes soft and rigid grades (ester-, ether-, and hybrid ester-ether-based), special polycarbonate-based grades, and other innovative grades that are the result of polymer alloys.
The polyester-based types of APILON™ 52 C are intended for applications that favor the quality/price ratio of a polymer. Its excellent chemical and mechanical properties make this range a basic starting point for the production of coagulated bases for the synthetic leather industry.
The polyether-based grades offer excellent resistance to light. Their high mechanical and hydrolysis resistance make these APILON™ 52 C products ideal for footwear, sports clothing, home furnishing, and all high-tech industries.
The polycarbonate-based grades are renowned to be high-class products used to manufacture applications that do not allow chemical and mechanical performance compromises, which always guarantees the best possible result.
Main technical characteristics of APILON™ 52 C TPU Polymers and Compounds are:
- Rigid grades with loading at 100% of elongation (ASTM D 638) 16-30 MPa
- Medium grades with loading at 100% of elongation (ASTM D 638) 8-10 MPa
- Soft grades with loading at 100% of elongation (ASTM D 638) 5-6 MPa
- Range of customizable viscosities from very low (LV) to very high (HHV) viscosity grades
- Special grades with ultra-high resistance to hydrolysis, microbes, and bacteria
- Tailor-made grades for special applications
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*According to the Association of Plastic Recyclers definition, which is based on OECD guideline and based on the data of LIFE16 ENV/ES00254 project of the European Union