Huntsman develops TPU for laminating technical textiles
The producers of technical textiles who manufacture high-performance fabrics for outdoor clothing and other consumer and industrial applications can now use thermoplastic polyurethane due to Huntsman.
The producers of technical textiles who
manufacture high-performance fabrics for outdoor clothing and other consumer
and industrial applications can now use thermoplastic polyurethane due to
IROGRANÂ® A 85 P
4394 HR is a versatile elastomer that can be added to polyester and nylon
materials in order to give them a durable, waterproof, and protective layer. It
is designed so that it can be used to manufacture performance garments so that
the wearers can be protected from the outside elements when they experience
outdoor adventures. This TPU can also give clothing items like raincoats a
highly durable finish and softness.
The high tensile
strength, extruded films that are made from IROGRANÂ® A 85 P 4394 HR TPU can
help in the recovery of the materials that are used to increase longevity.
Other features offered by the TPU are tear-resistance and good levels of
abrasion. This makes the fabric ideal for bladder applications and also helps
in the manufacturing of tension fabrics.
IROGRANÂ® A 85 P
4394 HR TPU also delivers performance benefits and offers considerable
processing advantages over traditional textile laminating TPUs. It has a high
melt strength which makes it very stable during production. It is also less
like to break during processing which further enables the manufacturers to
improve their production. This further helps the manufacturers to reduce waste
and keep their costs down.
Trent Shidaker, Global Marketing Director, Elastomers at Huntsman, the team has
vast experience in the development of TPUs for textile lamination. He said that
TPUs have been developed with the textile customers of the company and have
offered improvements over previous generation technologies in terms of
production efficiency, reducing manufacturing waste, and durability. He said
that the customers also get excited when they are told that the company has
managed to enhance the properties of the grade in its melted state without
compromising the final performance attributes. He also commented that the company
is getting a lot of inquiries from potential customers across the world for
textile laminating applications.
The films that
are made of IROGRANÂ® A 85 P 4394 HR TPU can have different surface finishes,
gloss, smooth or matte effects,
depending upon their end-applications. The well-established family of
elastomer products from Huntsman has the latest addition through IROGRANÂ® A 85
P 4394 HR TPU. The elastomer products are known for their performance in
speaking, IROGRANÂ® A 85 P 4394 HR TPU is made at Huntsman Polyurethanes
elastomers manufacturing facility located in Ringwood Illinois. Huntsman
Corporation has a registered trademark over IROGRAN. Huntsman Corporation 2020 revenue was recorded at
$6 billion. The company operates in more than 70 R&D, operations, and
manufacturing facilities in around 30 countries, it hires around 9000 associates
within four distinct business divisions.
Source â€“ Press release of “Huntsman”