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Lubrizol Engineered Polymers


As Seen In Plastics Technology

Engineering Thermoplastics Are Going ‘Green’
As high-performance materials follow the path taken by some commodity resins, farming could replace drilling as suppliers rely more on plants than oil or gas for feedstocks.

Two New Alliances in Microcellular Foams
Trexel has announced machinery (Milacron) and materials (Lubrizol) deals, as well as a long-running application partner (New Balance).

Lubrizol Completes Acquisition of Merquinsa
The Lubrizol Corp., Wickliffe, Ohio, recently completed its purchase of Spanish TPU producer Merquinsa.

Four Key Markets Drive Material Advances At K 2010
Last fall’s K 2010 fair in Germany drew dozens of materials suppliers to show off hundreds of new products, aimed especially at packaging,medical, automotive, and electrical/electronics.

Materials: New TPU Specialties - October 2010
Merquinsa of Barcelona, Spain (U.S. office in Seabrook, N.H.) will introduce at least five new TPU product types at this month’s K 2010 show.Pearlthane Silk is a silicone-based TPU family with FDA and EU compliance, featuring low coefficient of friction and silky feel.Pearlthane HFFR is a line of halogen-free flame-retardant TPUs for automotive and electronics.Pearlthane 91 is a range of aliphatic, non-staining, non-yellowing grades with low gloss and scratch resistance.

Performance characteristics

It's Time to Get to Know Your Way Around Bioplastics
If you’re thinking about adding bioplastics to your portfolio of processing capabilities, it’s best to first find out what separates them from traditional synthetic polymers and how their differences will affect you.

First Bio-Based Polyether TPU
Merquinsa in Spain (U.S. office in Seabrook, N.H.) has expanded its range of Pearlthane ECO TPUs made with renewable plant-based ingredients to now include the world’s first polyether “bio TPU.” These grades will have up to 60% renewable content. (603) 474-0971 • www.merquinsa.comMerquinsa North America Inc. 34 Folly Mill Road Seabrook, NH 03874 Phone (603) 474-0971 Fax (603) 474-0972 

More Bio-Based TPUs
Spain’s Merquinsa (U.S. office in Seabrook, N.H.) has expanded its range of bio-based TPUs with new grades ranging from 85 Shore A to 60 Shore D.

Overmolding adhesion of TPEs is undergoing constant improvement

TPEs Move Up the Performance Scale
This first of two articles on directions in TPE development focuses on styrenic, copolyester, polyamide, and TP urethane elastomers. The following article covers olefinics—TPOs, TPVs, and POEs.

Product Categories of Lubrizol Advanced Materials Spain S.L.

Thermoplastic Elastomers--Urethane Type
Thermoplastic Urethane (Non-Elastomeric)