11/10/2013

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Huntsman: New TPUs for food contact

[image_0]At its plant in Osnabrück, Germany, the company produces TPU grades that are suitable for use in harvesting and picking equipment, processing and dispensing machinery, conveyor belts and many other food- and drink-related applications. Currently, the company offers two Irogran TPU (polyester) products for the FCM market: A92 E 5670 FCM and A85 P 4993 FCM - both designed for conveyor belt applications. These grades have a broad processing window and are easy to colour. New products in the pipeline include polyether-based A85 P 4394 FCM, a transparent material, while A85 P 4441 FCM is an opaque material especially designed to give a matt surface resulting in reduced stickiness. Both can be extruded; they exhibit good low temperature flexibility, which makes them suitable for uses, for example, in refrigerated warehouses. Huntsman said in a press K preview on 1 July 2013 that these products are now in the final stages of development and will be launched at K. Together with customers, the company is also working currently on polyether-based calendaring grades. Huntsman furthermore will highlight Irogran A95 P 5003, a HFFR grade for industrial and consumer wire and cable applications, and additions to the Avalon TPU footwear range.Other highlighted products are Altiris infrared reflecting pigments, designed to increase the solar reflectance of coloured polymers to help reduce heat build-up and distortion, material solutions for the automotive industry including scratch resistant paint protection films, hotmelts and fast cycling, injection moulding parts, and novelties in the Deltio and Tioxide series of titanium dioxide pigments.Hall 8b, stand F79

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