Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) was invented by Lubrizol Engineered Polymers in 1959, and branded ESTANE® TPU, while the company was still called BF Goodrich. Since TPU's invention, Lubrizol has continued to innovate the material, creating the first Non-Halogenated Flame Retardant TPU and the first Static Dissipative TPU. As the inventor of TPU, no company can match Lubrizol's experience, knowledge or TPU product portfolio.
Lubrizol has a strong history of partnering with customers to maximize their success. Lubrizol's technical expertise and TPU knowledge stands apart by helping customers realize the full potential of TPU, optimizing processing and customizing materials to suit specific needs.
We don’t just engineer a completely versatile line of innovative polymer solutions – we also make sure our thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) and other materials, can stand up to most any manufacturing process you employ. In fact, our materials offer the unique physical properties and product uniformity needed to make them adaptable to a wide variety of processing options. Plus, compared to traditional materials, our engineered polymers are typically easier to process, exhibit lower scrap and can be recyclable**. You get reduced costs through shorter cycle times and less waste.
Learn more about our extensive experience with these processes, and how our technical experts can help you select the right polymer and quickly scale up your production:
*Bio-based content as certified in accordance with ASTM D6866
**Recyclability is based on access to a readily available standard recycling program that supports such materials. Products may not be available in all areas.