Cleveland, Ohio — Lubrizol Corp. and Merquinsa will be showing their bio-based resins at NPE 2012 in Orlando, Florida. The resins have with bio content from 20 percent up to 90 percent.
The Bio TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) by Merquinsa portfolio demonstrates the same thermal, chemical and hydrolysis resistance as standard polyester TPU grades, Lubrizol claims The Pearlthane ECO product line will be featured at the show.
Lubrizol said that combining Merquinsa’s portfolio with Lubrizol’s bio-based products, it can offer bio-based polyester TPUs that range in hardness from 70 Shore A to 55 Shore D with renewable material content ranging from about 24 percent – 80 percent. These resins may be processed using injection moulding and extrusion.
“By integrating Merquinsa’s ground-breaking technologies with our own broad application expertise, we are well positioned to continue to expand our bio-based Engineered Polymers platform to meet the diverse needs of our global customers,” said Rocco Mango, vice president, Engineered Polymers.
NPE 2012, an international showcase for the plastics industry, will be held 1-5 April in Orlando, Florida.