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  • Thermoplastic Polyurethanes

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    Global HQRegional Technology CenterSales OfficeTPU Production Site

    Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Our operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging. Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman has approximately 2,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2011 revenues of over $11 billion.

    With sales and operations sites located around the globe, Huntsman is able to deliver a quality service to customers worldwide.

    About Huntsman Corporation

    Global TPU presence


  • Huntsman TPU: Shaping your world Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) offer infinite possibilities to meet the manufacturing challenges of a fast-changing world. Tough, reliable and extremely versatile, our TPUs can meet injection molding, extrusion, adhesive, coating and film requirements to improve the production and performance of everything from shoes, technical parts, cables and films to conveyor belts and seals.

    Commitment to customersCombining a deep understanding of TPU chemistry with over 50 years practical industry experience, we help our customers grow their market share and respond to new opportunities.

    Worldwide our customers trust us to deliver: Innovative TPU solutions that can be customized to individual needs Compatibility with key processing technologies First-class technical research, development and testing facilities Excellent support backed by a global supply network.

    Commitment to qualityCustomers can be confident that our TPU solutions are underpinned by: Continuous investment in research and development Quality assurance and quality control accreditations State-of-the-art manufacturing methods and process controls World-scale production capacity and just-in-time delivery Rigorous environmental, health and safety (EH&S) protection.

    Take your ideas from concept to commercialization with Huntsman TPU

    Huntsman: A strong partner for the thermoplastics industry


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    Huntsman TPU brands

    An exceptional TPU favored for extrusion and high performance injection molding applications including cable & wire, hoses & tubes, film & sheet, seals and other technical parts.

    Adhesive grade TPUs designed for high-performance bonding projects in footwear, automotive and many other industrial fields.

    A family of crosslinkers for TPU solutions that enhance heat resistance, adhesion, hydrolysis and chemical resistance. Mainly used for solvent-based TPU adhesive solutions, IRODUR can also be used as a primer or a crosslinker for rubber materials.

    A long-standing brand of optical aliphatic (OA) TPU films, which helps set the standard for in-terlayer laminating films within the glass industry.

    Aliphatic-based resins that offer outstanding benefits for optical and non-optical applications such as display screens, traffic signs and protective films.

    A range of TPU products for injection molding, in particular footwear soling, enabling casual, sports and industrial manufacturers to develop tough yet comfortable shoes in a variety of designs and colors.

    smartLite is a novel high quality micro-cellular range of thermoplastic soling materials offering a unique combination of lightness, performance and aesthetics.

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    Nomenclature Key

    Specialized series:

    IROGRAN H Series Based on polyester Designed for extrusion and Injection Molding

    IROGRAN E Series Based on Polyester Designed for Extrusion and Injection Molding Some special products for Calendering

    IROGRAN P Series Based on Polyester Mainly designed for Cable and Wire Some special products for Injection Molding and Calendering

    IROGRAN K Series Based on Polycaprolactone Injection Molding only High performance - low compression set

    IROGRAN PS Series Based on Polyester Designed for Film and Sheet

    IROGRAN C Series Based on Polyester Designed for Injection Molding

    IROGRAN D Series Based on Polyester Designed for Extrusion and Injection Molding


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    Hardness Shore A or D scale

    Productfamilychemistry and processing

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    Generationother characteristics

    AVALON 90 A BRHardness:Shore AShore D

    Product family chemistry and processing:B : improved performance in hydrolysis resistanceE : standard gradeK : transparentHT: high transparency in thick parts, UV resistanceOther characteristics:BR: improved performance in abrasion resistance

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    Applications and markets

    Manufacturers producing belts and profiles for timing, transmission and conveyor belt systems require cost effective raw materials with superb mechanical proper-ties, including extreme abrasion, fatigue and hydro-lysis resistance.

    Wires and cables used in automotive, telecommuni-cation, automation and offshore projects need to be encased in highly flexible materials that meet the highest mechanical standards.

    The properties of Huntsman's special TPU grades for the film and sheet industry offer significant technical advantages over many typical thermoplastics used in this market.

    Belts Wire and cable Film and sheet

    Design engineers pushing new boundaries need adhesives that can create long-lasting, durable bonds between dissimilar sub- strates. TPU adhesives do just this fusing ceramic, metal, rubber, plastic and wooden materials together.


    As new technologies revolutionize traditional farming practices, ground-breaking materials are helping to cultivate a new generation of agricultural machines and accessories.


    Demand for greener vehicles that offer increased comfort, weight and reduction, better features and improved safety has made TPU an essential material in the automotive industry.


    Huntsmans thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is characterized by high quality, flexibility and performance and offers innovations and solutions for a wide range of application areas.

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    Plastic hoses and tubes are used across numerous different applications from pneumatic automation, food transportation, hydraulic systems, suction and irrigation.

    Seals used in modern engines, appliances and machines must be totally impervious to chemicals they come into contact with. They need to withstand big changes in pressure, friction and temperature and retain their original shape to ensure systems remain leak-free.

    Huntsman took its first steps into the footwear market in the 1960s when it pioneered the use of TPU materials in the sector. Today, at a dedicated innovation centre, our team of footwear experts remains at the cutting edge of shoe design.

    In professional sports the difference between winning and losing can be just a fraction of a second. To achieve the best perfor-mance, athletes need to use technical equipment and clothing that will maximize results.

    Laminated glass has been popular in the security industries for many years. Now new trends in auto- motive, architectural and aviation design are driving forward the adoption of glass/ plastic hybrids as a durable, lightweight and safer glazing alternative to traditional dual glass laminates.

    For the most demanding applications TPU has the versatility to make it the material of choice. From microscopic mechanical parts to larger, bulkier goods, it can be scaled as far as creativity and ambitions allow.

    Hoses and tubes



    Sports and leisure

    Glass lamination

    Technical parts

  • A wide variety of TPU products for technical extrusion, injection molding and films

    Polyester Injection Molding

    Shore A

    Shore D

    Tensile Strength (MPa)

    Elongation (%)

    100% Modulus (MPa)

    300% Modulus (MPa)

    *Compression Set 1 (%)

    **Compression Set 2 (%)

    Abrasion (mm3)

    Tear Strength (KN/m)

    Rebound (%)

    Density (g/cm3)

    Color & Appearance

    Fire performance


    * Compression Set 1: 70hrs @ 23C** Compression Set 2: 24hrs @ 70C ^ 24hrs @ 100C / 70hrs @ 100C

    65 70 86 85 92 91 94 95 96 - -

    - 20 37 35 42 41 50 45 53 60 65

    25 35 50 45 45 50 45 45 60 45 40

    800 850 600 640 500 610 450 540 520 350 350

    2.5 3.4 5.8 5.6 9.0 7.0 9.0 11.1 16.0 22.0 22.0

    5 7 11.9 11.1 21.0 15.0 17.0 19.8 27.0 31.0 34.0

    - 34 22 25 25 25 - - 25 40 40

    - 48 38 43 40 40 - - 46 55 55

  • A wide variety of TPU products for technical extrusion, injection molding and films

    Polyester Film Polyether IM + TE Polyether and Polyester Speciality

    Shore A

    Shore D

    Tensile Strength (MPa)

    Elongation (%)

    100% Modulus (MPa)

    300% Modulus (MPa)

    *Compression Set 1 (%)

    **Compression Set 2 (%)

    Abrasion (mm3)

    Tear Strength (KN/m)


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