Transportation

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.

 

So if you would like more details about using Elastollan in a specific transportation product not shown below, contact BASF at tpu_techdesk@basf.com. One of our TPU experts will provide the assistance you need to decide if Elastollan is right for you. For a list of Elastollan certifications, please click here; additional Elastollan literature is available here.

Automotive ABS Cable Connectors

Drivers rely on their anti-lock brake systems for safety, and manufacturers of ABS cable connectors can rely on Elastollan to ensure those systems do their jobs, thanks to the TPU’s creep resistance, tear/cut resistance, moldability and excellent adhesion characteristics.

Automotive ABS Cables

Companies can stop looking for a TPU that excels in automotive ABS cables; Elastollan has it all, including low-temperature flexibility, long-term flexibility, abrasion/cut/tear resistance, hydrolytic stability, microbial resistance and oil/fuel resistance.

Automotive Bumpers

With the ability to impart abrasion/mar resistance, chemical/oil resistance, adhesion characteristics, low-temperature/long-term flexibility, hydrolytic stability, resistance to weathering and color stability, Elastollan is a prime choice for the manufacture of automotive bumpers.

Automotive Coil Spring Isolators & Strikers

Elastollan supplies a smooth ride to success for producers of automotive coil spring isolators/strikers, with traits that include abrasion resistance, good load-bearing qualities, chemical/oil resistance, low-temperature impact resistance, hydrolytic stability, resistance to weathering and color stability.

Automotive Cup Holders

A crucial component of today’s vehicles, automotive cup holders made from Elastollan feature excellent adhesion to substrate, transparency, hydrolytic resistance, abrasion/cut/tear resistance, microbial resistance, resistance to weathering and color stability.

Automotive Door Handles

Elastollan opens a new opportunity for manufacturing door handles with soft-touch feel, adhesion to substrate, transparency, hydrolytic stability, abrasion/cut/tear resistance, microbial resistance, excellent haptics, resistance to weathering and color stability.

Automotive Exterior Side Panels

Imparting traits such as rigidity, mar/impact resistance, hydrolytic stability, abrasion/cut/tear resistance, oil/fuel resistance, resistance to weather and color stability, Elastollan excels when used to manufacture automotive exterior side panels.

Automotive Foam-In-Place Seats

Manufacturers are comfortable using Elastollan for automotive foam-in-place seats because of the TPU’s significant tear/cut/abrasion resistance, adhesion to fabric, barrier properties, low-temperature flexibility, hydrolytic stability, resistance to weathering and color stability.

Automotive Instrument Panels

Elastollan qualities including abrasion/tear/cut resistance, a uniform, small powder size, superb haptics, resistance to fogging, low glass-transition temperature, adhesion to substrate, hydrolytic resistance, microbial resistance, resistance to weathering and color stability make it well suited for utilization in automotive instrument panels and “invisible” airbag deployment.

Automotive Seating Fabric

Other TPUs take a backseat to Elastollan in the production of automotive seating fabrics. The BASF TPU supplies abrasion/tear/cut resistance, good adhesion to fabric, barrier properties, low-temperature flexibility, hydrolytic stability, resistance to weathering and color stability.

Automotive Sensor Cables

High-quality automotive sensor cables require Elastollan properties such as abrasion/tear/cut resistance, long-term flexibility, low-temperature flexibility, microbial resistance, hydrolytic stability, oil/fuel resistance, resistance to weathering and color stability.

Ball Joint Seals

Ball joint seals made from Elastollan benefit from the TPU’s grease resistance, abrasion/cut/tear resistance, long-term flexibility, low-temperature flexibility, hydrolytic stability, creep resistance and oil/fuel resistance.

Bellows

Successful manufacturers know that Elastollan gives grease resistance, puncture resistance, abrasion/cut/tear resistance, long-term and low-temperature flexibility hydrolytic resistance, creep resistance and oil/fuel resistance to automotive bellows.

Gearshift Knobs

Manufacturers driving to improve gearshift knobs can depend on Elastollan for good adhesion to substrate, cut/abrasion/tear resistance, oil/grease/chemical resistance, hydrolytic stability and low-temperature flexibility.

Radiator Grille Seal

Elastollan is recommended for the production of radiator grilles because of the TPU’s sealing charcteristics, mar resistance, impact resistance, cut/tear/abrasion resistance, oil/fuel resistance, resistance to weathering and color stability.

Railway Pads

Companies that choose Elastollan for railway pads are definitely on the right track, benefiting from the TPU’s compression set, resistance to weathering, load-bearing and damping qualities, abrasion/cut/tear resistance, microbial resistance and hydrolytic stability.

Robot Cables

Imparting good tear/cut/abrasion resistance, long-term flexibility, low-temperature flexibility, microbial resistance, hydrolytic stability, oil/fuel resistance, resistance to weathering and color stability, Elastollan is an excellent selection for making robot cables.

Rocker Panels

The successful production of rocker panels relies on key Elastollan qualities including rigidity, sealing characteristics, mar resistance, impact resistance, hydrolytic stability, abrasion/cut/tear resistance, oil/fuel resistance, resistance to weathering and color stability.

Snow Cables

Getting a good grip on snow cable manufacturing is simple with Elastollan, which supplies low-temperature flexibility, hydrolytic stability, high elasticity, high tensile strength, microbial resistance and abrasion/cut/tear resistance.

Soft-Touch Steering Wheel Covers

For premium soft-touch steering wheel covers, you can turn to Elastollan for soft-touch feel, excellent haptics, adhesion to substrate, transparency, hydrolytic stability, abrasion/cut/tear resistance, microbial resistance, resistance to weathering and color stability.