Military

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.

 

So if you have a military product that requires a TPU but isn’t listed below, contact us at tpu_techdesk@basf.com. We will be able to provide you with in-depth information about whether Elastollan can help meet your needs. For a list of Elastollan certifications, please click here; additional Elastollan literature is available here.

Collapsible Fuel Tanks

When used in the manufacture of collapsible fuel tanks, Elastollan can impart abrasion/tear/cut resistance, high burst pressure, good adhesion to fabric, barrier properties, low-temperature flexibility, hydrolytic stability, fuel resistance, resistance to weathering and color stability.

Collapsible Water Tanks

Elastollan is the wave of the future when it comes to collapsible water tanks, providing abrasion/tear/cut resistance, high burst pressure, good adhesion to fabric, barrier properties, low-temperature flexibility, hydrolytic stability, resistance to weathering and color stability.

Fuel Hoses

Offering fuel/oil resistance, low-temperature flexibility, abrasion/cut/tear resistance, puncture resistance, hydrolytic stability, creep resistance and high-temperature resistance, Elastollan can fuel the production of high-quality fuel hoses.

Goggles

Keep high quality in sight by using Elastollan to make goggles for the military, leveraging the TPU’s abrasion/cut/tear resistance, low-temperature flexibility, ability to make a good seal, color retention and fast cycle times.

Homing Devices (GPS)

Using Elastollan to manufacture GPS homing devices will get you going in the right direction, thanks to its soft-touch feel, adhesion to substrate, transparency, hydrolytic stability, abrasion/cut/tear resistance, microbial resistance, resistance to weathering and color stability.

Inflatable Boats

Inflatable boats can be successfully manufactured with Elastollan as a result of the TPU’s abrasion/tear/cut resistance, puncture resistance, high burst pressure, good adhesion to fabric, barrier properties, low-temperature flexibility, hydrolytic stability, resistance to weathering and color stability.

Rifle Butts

Elastollan qualities such as abrasion/cut/tear resistance, impact resistance, fast molding cycles, hydrolytic stability and low-temperature flexibility make BASF’s TPU a successful part of the manufacture of rifle butts.