A new soft TPU from Lubrizol Advanced Materials (now Estane Engineered Polymers), Cleveland, is designed for abrasion-resistant wire and cable, hose, and tubing. Polyester-based Estane CP80AS2 has 80 Shore A hardness and can be blended with flexible PVC for increased tensile, tear, and abrasion resistance. It has been used in vacuum-cleaner hoses and is also aimed at hoses for mulch, sludge, and liquid transfer. Tel: (216) 447-5000 • www.lubrizol.com
Estane Engineered Polymers
Div Lubrizol Advanced Matls
9911 Brecksville Road Cleveland, OH 44141-3247
Phone (216) 447-5000 Fax (216) 447-5135
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