One of the most versatile materials on the planet
From agriculture to construction, through electronics, furniture, medical equipment, industry, military, mining, textiles, transportation and sports and recreation, Elastollan® TPU is there – no matter what industry you’re in.
That’s because Elastollan is so versatile, it can be used to make everything from fire hoses to catheters. Bicycle seats to water tanks. Seismic cables to automotive ABS. Or how about livestock ID tags? Drive belts? Goggles? Golf balls?
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Durable enough to stand up to rugged environments and continuous use, Elastollan products utilized in the agriculture industry offer high performance in the areas of tear/cut resistance, long-term flexibility, low-temperature flexibility and hydrolytic stability.
BASF’s Elastollan TPU has the impressive tear and cut resistance, excellent abrasion resistance and low-temperature flexibility necessary to withstand the harsh conditions of the construction industry. Several grades of Elastollan are also certified by NSF International for use in potable water mains.
Electric & Electronics
Today’s world depends on the electric/electronics industry to stay connected, and the industry depends on Elastollan. Our high-quality TPU is tough enough—with significant abrasion, tear and cut resistance—to protect expensive electronics, yet it’s also flexible enough for use with cables and wiring.
With enhanced abrasion, cut and tear resistance, Elastollan has what it takes to withstand repeated day-to-day use. This allows it to function successfully in key applications in the furniture industry, including armrests, drawer stops and chair adjusters.
Health & Safety
Playing an important role in the health and safety industry, Elastollan supplies remarkable resistance to tears, cuts, punctures and abrasions, while also retaining low-temperature, long-term flexibility. As a result, it’s the TPU of choice for a variety of savvy manufacturers in the healthcare field.
Manufacturers of TPU products for industrial purposes will find BASF’s robust Elastollan can successfully meet their demanding requirements. That’s because easy-to-process Elastollan can impart both strength and flexibility to finished products, ensuring they are resilient enough for everyday use.
The military needs products with consistent high quality for use in potential life-and-death situations. So it’s no surprise that manufacturers turn to Elastollan when they need a TPU for military products. Elastollan has all the characteristics they need, including great toughness and versatility.
Offering exceptional resistance to tears, cuts and abrasions, Elastollan is a strong choice when manufacturing products utilized in the mining and geophysical industry. Significantly, this includes more specialized uses that require the flame-retardant properties available in BASF’s TPU.
Sports & Recreation
It’s more than just fun and games for manufacturers. They need a TPU that can impart a wide range of different qualities to their products. Strong yet flexible, with ideal characteristics for both extrusion and injection molding, Elastollan can be found everywhere from the golf course to the ski slope.
To fulfill the needs of textile manufacturers and their customers, Elastollan can be used to create products that are both durable and comfortable. This kind of versatility allows BASF’s high-performance TPU to be used in the goods shown below, but that’s just the starting point.
Elastollan keeps the transportation industry moving forward with key traits that allow it to be used successfully in everything from ABS cables to cup holders to radiator grilles. But with so many transportation applications relying on Elastollan, listing them all here just isn’t possible.