Advertisements

Covestro to strengthen portfolio of alternative raw materials

Product line of partially bio-based TPUs now called Desmopan® EC

Fashionable sports shoes can also be produced with the partially bio-based thermoplastic polyurethane Desmopan® EC. © Covestro

Covestro‘s family of partially bio-based thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) is now marketed under the name Desmopan® EC. Depending on the product hardness, up to 60 percent of the carbon content1 is derived from biomass. Compared to fossil-based TPUs, their carbon footprint is reduced by more than 20 percent. The products are made of bio-based succinic acid as well as bio-based propanediol (Bio-PDO). The plastics have a wide range of applications, for example in the footwear industry.

“Covestro intends to gear its entire production and product range completely to the circular concept in the long term,” says Dr. Thorsten Dreier, Global Head of Covestro’s TPU and films business. “An important aspect of this program is the increased use of alternative raw materials, for example from biomass – which is consistent with our customers’ wishes.”

The partially bio-based grades feature the same good quality and performance as previous products in the Desmopan® range and offer equally superior resistance to oils, fats, solvents, weathering as well as high-energy radiation. In addition, a grade certified with the BLUESIGN seal is available for particularly responsible and sustainable textile production.

Thermoplastic polyurethanes offer high wear resistance and flexibility over a wide temperature range. In addition, the material is soft and elastic, eliminating the need for plasticizers. Desmopan® brand TPUs consist of linear polymer chains with alternating flexible and rigid segments. By modifying these phases, properties such as hardness, strength, stiffness, elasticity and low-temperature flexibility can be varied over a wide range.

Source: Covestro

YOUR SUPPORT IS CRITICAL TO KEEP PCE ALIVE

WITHOUT YOU, THERE CAN BE NO PCE The aim of PCE is to provide you all information about Paints and Coatings Industry. Even the smallest amount of support is hugely appreciated. It is not necessary to be registered on PayPal to use this service. Thanks in advance!

$5.00

Note to readers:

  • Please follow us on LinkedIn ,Twitter and YouTube and subscribe to our website and receive notifications of new posts by email.
  • Please click the share buttons below and make a comment.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

Paints and Coatings Expert will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.
%d bloggers like this: