09/06/2013

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Pearlthane Eco TPU used in Breco's timing belts

The German company based in Porta Westfalica is a specialist in the field of polyurethane timing belt technology. Breco recently expanded its line of timing belts by launching Brecogreen and Brecoflexgreen, manufactured using Pearlthane ECO D12T90 (with 38 % bio-based content according to ASTM D6866). Developed by Merquinsa five years ago, Pearlthane Eco TPU was chosen because of its bio-based content and performance. Pearlthane ECO D12T90 ensures a very good processability as well as hydrolysis and abrasion resistance, and has lower density and an improved value of low temperature flexibility in comparison to other polymer options for the same end-use applications. Thus, the material meets the required specifications of timing belts and also offers improved performance benefits. Breco states that since the load-bearing capacity and service life of Brecogreen and Brecoflexgreen belts match those of belts manufactured from petroleum-based TPU, it can guarantee their full operational reliability.About Merquinsa
Merquinsa is a leading TPU specialty producer, providing products for injection molding, extrusion, calendaring, melt coating, compounding and adhesive applications. The Spanish company was acquired by Lubrizol in 2011. Its product lines are now integrated into Lubrizol's Engineered Polymers business. Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is headquartered in Wickliffe, OH, USA. The company has manufacturing facilities in 17 countries. Founded in 1928, the company has approximately 7,000 employees worldwide. Lubrizol and Merquinsa will be exhibiting at K 2013. Hall 6, stand C10.

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